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With the early start to spring in western Colorado, Glenwood Springs Golf Club, a nine-hole, public course in West Glenwood, opened for the 2012 season on Friday.

Call the clubhouse at 945-7086 for tee times and more information.

You can also visit http://www.glenwoodgolf.com for course information, including rates.



The Rifle Creek Wednesday Morning Ladies Golf season will begin on April 4. All interested ladies are invited to join the group at Rifle Creek Golf Course’s Columbine Restaurant at 9 a.m. for a breakfast meeting, with golf to follow.

All ladies are welcome to join. Call (970) 208-2048 if you plan to attend or have questions.



The Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball program is hosting an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) tournament this weekend at the high school and Glenwood Springs Middle School.

Play begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and at 8 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Teams, which will be coming from throughout Colorado, are comprised of sixth- through eighth-graders.

Spectators are welcome.

The 13th annual Grand River Gallop will be held on Saturday, April 7, and start at the south side of Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, located at 501 Airport Road in Rifle. Registration for this charity 5K run and 2K family fun walk begins at 8 a.m., and the race begins promptly at 9 a.m.

Entry fees are $20 in advance and $25 on race day for individuals and $35 in advance and $40 on race day for families. Cash and checks are accepted. Checks can be made out to Grand River Hospital District.

The Grand River Gallop will benefit Grand River Meals on Wheels of Western Garfield County, which currently delivers more than 900 meals a month to elderly, disabled and recovering individuals in New Castle, Silt, Rifle, Parachute and Battlement Mesa.

The race will also benefit scholarships for children to attend the diabetes health camp to be held this summer in Rifle. The camp is designed for children who have been diagnosed with Type I diabetes.

The Grand River Gallop is part of the Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series.

Entry forms are available at http://www.grhd.org, at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, or by calling Kaaren Peck at 625-6423.

Coal Ridge High School is seeking a head football coach.

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

In Wednesday’s article on the Glenwood Springs girls tennis team defeating Vail Mountain, a No. 2 doubles win was credited to Erin Fangman and Bronte Gilman. Sadie Dickinson and Tessa Ebert actually won that match.


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