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During its Saturday home basketball games against Basalt, Rifle High School is hosting a benefit dinner and silent auction to raise money for the family of Austin Booth, who died last month after a battle with the flu.

The dinner, which consists of sloppy Joes, salad and a dessert, costs $5 per person or $20 per family and runs from 3-6 p.m.

The girls varsity game is slated for 4 p.m. The boys tip off at 5:30 p.m.



Those who cannot attend the games may contact either Robb McGruder at 948-4054 or Kathy Terry at 665-7765 to make a donation.

Grand Valley High School will be donating the gate receipts from its home basketball games against Coal Ridge tonight to the family of Rifle High School junior Austin Booth.



The night of basketball in Parachute begins at 4 p.m. with junior varsity contests. The varsity girls tip off at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity boys get going at 7 p.m.

In addition, the Grand Valley student council will be holding a fundraiser. Students will sell paper, cut-out basketballs. Those who purchase one will be able to write a sentiment to the family on the ball.

Those who cannot attend the game can bring a donation to the high school. All proceeds go directly to the Booth family.

Three Rivers Little League registration for softball and baseball is slated for Feb. 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School and from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 10 at Glenwood Springs Middle School.

The fee is $150 and you will need a copy of your player’s birth certificate. The league is open to players 9 to 14 years old.

Forms may also be downloaded at eteamz.com/trll. All e-mail applications must be received before Feb. 18 to be valid.

For more information, contact the league president Paul Burbidge at (970) 471-6047 or e-mail pburbidge@ranelson.com.

The Glenwood Springs High School cheerleaders will be performing their nationals routine this Saturday during halftime of the home boys basketball game against Delta.

This is also the last chance to buy a spirit button and enter the drawing for a James Jensen painting valued at $1,800.

The Demon cheerleaders head off to nationals in Florida on Feb. 12.

The third annual Moab women’s workout weekend will be Friday through Sunday, March 4-6.

The weekend will include road cycling, hiking in the desert, daily yoga, nutritious meals, dinner at a local Moab restaurant and life in balance activities.

Lodging is provided in three-bedroom townhomes, with roommates paired either by assignment or by your own choice. Staff includes coaches of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team, Coyote Shuttle and Seattle-based yoga instructor Terry Brass.

Cancer survivors may apply for scholarship assistance. Functional fitness ability is necessary.

For more information, visit http://www.roaringforktriteam.com and click on “retreats” or contact Nancy Reinisch at nrein@rof.net or 945-6102.

The Owl Creek Chase, a cross-country ski race held in conjunction with the Aspen Nordic Festival, is slated for Feb. 13.

The 21K race began as a way to showcase trails in the Aspen/Snowmass area, and the Owl Creek Trail features more than 90 kilometers of free skiing.

Started in 1985, the Owl Creek Chase has drawn big names. Bjorn Sateroy of Norway, a former collegiate racer from the University of Colorado, was the first winner of the Owl Creek Chase. Canadian Olympian Pierre Harvey, winner in 1989, is probably the most notable of the early international champions of the Owl Creek Chase. And the Owl Creek has been a coronation for up-and-coming talents Noah Hoffman, Tad Elliott and Matt Gelso, perhaps the three most gifted young distance skiers in the country today.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.owlcreekchase.com.

The Endurance Classic, a 12-hour event that involves hiking up and then skiing/snowboarding/running down the hill, is coming to Sunlight Mountain Resort on Sunday, Feb. 13.

Build a team, a duo or compete solo in this leg-pounding endurance event.

Visit http://www.sunlightmtn.com for more information.

Want to be a certified soccer referee and earn some extra cash?

The New Castle Community Center is hosting a U.S. Soccer Federation Referee Program Entry Grade 8 certification class Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 24-27.

Class runs from 6-10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Class schedule options are either Thursday-Saturday or Friday-Sunday.

Bring your own drinks and snacks to the sessions. There will be a lunch break on Saturday.

The course is open to those 14 and older and the cost is $75.

Call the New Castle Recreation Department at 984-3352 for more information.


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