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In Tuesday’s Post Independent, a box featuring scores and the schedule for the 3A Western Slope League district basketball tournament contained a score error. Gunnison won Monday’s boys play-in game between the Cowboys and Cedaredge, not Cedaredge. The final was 70-61.

This is the last week to register for Three Rivers Little League in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

A registration session will be held at Sopris Elementary and the Carbondale Rec Center tonight from 4:30-6:30 p.m.



The final day for registration is Saturday, with a session for Glenwood and players from the surrounding areas at Glenwood Springs High School at 9 a.m., followed by tryouts from 10 a.m.-noon.

Carbondale’s registration and tryouts will also be held Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at Carbondale Middle School.



To register, you will need to bring a copy of a photo ID for the parent, utility bill from your place of residence, a copy of the player’s birth certificate and the $150 fee. There are still need-based scholarships available. TRLL provides baseball and softball opportunities for boys and girls 8 to 14 years old in the Roaring Fork and Eagle valleys.

The Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol has 62 members, and their mission is to provide quality emergency care and a safer recreational environment for the guests of Sunlight Mountain Resort. This includes identifying and treating patients’ immediate medical needs, safely and comfortably transporting patients off the mountain, identifying and marking all on mountain hazards and mitigating potential avalanche danger.

Did you know that each patroller is required to annually refresh their Outdoor Emergency Care skills and CPR? Due to the steep pitches in the extreme terrain on the east side of Sunlight Mountain Resort, all volunteer patrollers need to be proficient with avalanche transceivers as well as Avalanche Control and Rescue. In order to maintain our standard of care and better serve our community, the Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol needs some new equipment: new radios for better communication, new trauma packs, back boards and training sleds are just the beginning of the list.

If you’d like to help, enter the Defiance Challenge on March 2. Ski or ride 40 or more black/double black diamond runs, with a partner, in 10 hours (7 a.m.-5 p.m.).

The Defiance Challenge is a way to learn more about the mountain and really figure out the best way to make the most laps in 10 hours.

All participants will receive dinner and an event T-shirt and ball cap. The event will be followed by dinner, an after-party, awards, a live band and a silent auction. The cost is $150 per team.

This event is a fundraiser for the Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol, a nonprofit 501c3 organization. If you have any questions, log on to http://www.sunlightmtn.com or call Mike Baumli at 319-3158.

Grand River Hospital District is launching a new performance and fitness program for golfers.

The program, entitled Back to Golf, was originally founded by Bud Ferrante, an orthopedic clinical specialist in Carmel, Calif., who specializes in sports performance. Ferrante has worked with many PGA Tours players, such as Tom Watson, Vijay Singh and Mark O’Meara.

Back to Golf is a performance and fitness program for all levels of golfers that aims to improve the golf swing motion by increasing flexibility and strength, the two most important things a golfer needs to hit straight and powerful shots.

For more information on the Back to Golf program, call 285-5731 or visit http://www.grhd.org.


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