Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

From left, Master Monte Bledsoe, Ken Newton and Master Brian Mable
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Newton earns fifth degree black belt

Ken Newton, center, stands with instructor Master Brian Mable, right, and Master Monte Bledsoe, of Overton, Nevada, after successfully taking his test earning his fifth degree black belt.

The test was part of the Western Tang Soo Do Federation’s annual Spring test/clinic convention held in Glenwood Springs on March 11 sponsored by Brian Mable Karate. Newton has been with Brian Mable Karate for 36 years.

Examiners Mable and Bledsoe hold the ranks of ninth and eighth degree black belts, respectively.

Also, Savanna Howard of Overton, Nevada, earned her first degree and Brad Solomon of Eagle Mountain, Utah, earned his second degree.

Congratulations to all on a good job.

Stars of Tomorrow

On March 10, the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club celebrated the amazing teenage talent from area high schools. Ten high-school-age performers participated in the 50th Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show. The judges, all local professional performers, selected four winners — third runner-up: Rodrigo Perez from Basalt High School; second runner-up: Breanna Seay from Rifle High School; first runner-up: Kyla Boyd from Coal Ridge High School; and the winner: Heather Porterfield from Glenwood Springs High School. Congratulations to the amazing talent in our valley.

Lucky No. 7

Jasmine Vant Hoff won her seventh snowboard in a row at the Navy-sponsored pull-up competition at the X-Games. Maybe she’ll sell you one cheap.

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