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The Glenwood Springs High School track and field program is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at Glenwood Springs Middle School at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years old.

There will be a special guest appearance by John Register, a paralympic athlete and motivational speaker.



Colorado River Valley Little League’s skills evaluation sessions for this weekend have been postponed because of weather. The league will still be holding a sign-up session at Deerfield Park in Rifle at 1 p.m. Saturday, though.

The skills evaluation sessions have been rescheduled for March 17-18 at 1 p.m. at Deerfield Park.



Players will need to have a birth certificate and three proofs of residency. Colorado River Valley Little League is for players from Rifle, New Castle, Silt, Parachute, Meeker and De Beque.

Call 625-3394 for more information.

Three Rivers Little League is accepting registrations for softball for girls 8 to 14 years old living in Garfield, Rio Blanco, Eagle and Pitkin counties.

A registration night will be held at Rifle Middle School on Tuesday, March 6, from 5:30-7 p.m.

If you cannot make this event, registration materials are available online at http://www.eteamz.com/trll. Click on “handouts” and you will need the registration, medical release and code of conduct forms.

Those materials, in addition to a copy of the parent’s photo ID, a utility bill from the place of residence and a copy of the player’s birth certificate can be mailed to TRLL, P.O. Box 1246, Carbondale, Colo., 81623. The fee for softball is $75, payable to TRLL.

For more information, contact Cheryl at fiscus04@msn.com.

Runners and walkers: Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 2, the date of the second annual Mountain to Valley 10-Miler and F.A.S.T. 4-Miler.

The race will be staged on a fast course, which starts just above the intersection of Dry Park Road and Thompson Creek Road, at the SourceGas parking lot. The first six miles are on a rolling dirt road with an overall descent. The final four miles are a fast downhill on that road, which will take you back to the Sopris soccer fields in Glenwood Springs. Four-mile racers follow the last four miles of the 10-mile course.

Last year, the first finisher crossed the line in 51 minutes, 52 seconds – for the 10-miler. The day features a scenic downhill course, awards, a band, beer and a raffle. There will also be a half-mile fun run for kids and family.

If running is not your thing, volunteers are needed. Contact Candy Granger for more information at cdgranger@msn.com.

The inspiration behind this race is Sam, a local boy who has a rare neurogenetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. All race proceeds will be donated to organizations that are making a difference in Sam’s life, and in the lives of others like him. Those organizations are Mountain Valley Developmental Services (a local nonprofit) and the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST).

Visit http://www.mountaintovalleyrace.com for more information and to register.

The Independence Pass Foundation is now taking registrations for the 2012 Ride for the Pass online.

The Ride is the foundation’s major annual fundraiser and is now in its 18th year. The Ride starts at the winter gate east of Aspen on Highway 82 and ascends 10 miles to the Independence Ghost Town. It will be held on Saturday, May 19, as part of the May 18-20 Aspen Cycling Festival weekend, which will include a series of races in downtown Aspen on May 20.

Registration for the Ride is available at http://www.active.com or via a link on the Independence Pass Foundation website, which is http://www.independencepass.org.

The cost is $40 for individuals and $70 for families, with those prices going up to $50 for individuals and $80 for families on May 1. Ridership this year is limited to 600 participants, so interested cyclists are encouraged to sign up early. If the event limit is reached prior to race day, there will be no race-day registration.

The Ride will start with a competitive wave at 9 a.m. and a recreational start 15 minutes later.

For more information, contact Mark Fuller at 963-4959 or at fulcon@comcast.net.

Coal Ridge High School is seeking a head football coach.

Interested applicants should contact Athletic Director Rick Schmitz by email at rschmitz@garfieldre2.org or by phone at 309-1591.


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