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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

If you have a child wanting to play football who will be in the third through sixth grades this school year, registration is needed by today for Three Rivers Youth Football.

To register, call Jay Mencimer at 309-1278 or visit http://www.tryfootball.org.

The United States Polo Association Rocky Mountain Polo Championship is slated for this Sunday at Stout Ranch near New Castle.



The action begins at 11 a.m. at the Baldy Creek-area ranch, which is located south of New Castle. Take the New Castle exit and follow the signs to the tournament.

Admission is free. For more information, contact the Roaring Fork Polo Club at (970) 566-0818.



The Rocky Mountain Polo Championship’s roots date back more than 100 years.

A Londonderry Irishman, F.H.A. (Hervey) Lyle, learned to play polo in India. He shared Walter Devereux’s love of horses and they became friends in 1890. Devereux’s associate, Jerome B. Wheeler, had employed Lyle in Glenwood Springs to act as exclusive agent for Jerome Park Coal Company.

Lyle and Devereux, both championship-caliber players, formed a Glenwood polo and racing association, holding their first match in 1890.

The Basalt Half Marathon is slated for Saturday, Aug. 11, at 7:45 a.m.

Race-day registration will take place at Basalt Middle School from 6:15-7 a.m. Buses will depart for the starting line at 7 a.m. sharp.

This race is a fundraiser for the Basalt High School cross country and track and field programs.

For more information, call Ron Lund at 618-2063.

Glenwood Springs Golf Club will host the Soda Pop Open on Monday, Aug. 6.

The annual youth tournament is still taking registrations. Call the course at 945-7086 to sign up.

Rifle Creek Golf Course is hosting a senior tournament, open to men and women 50 and older, on Aug. 11-12.

Play begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. on Saturday and at 8 a.m. on Sunday. The entry fee is $95 plus cart. Included are green fees, prizes and a meal on Sunday afternoon.

Sign up at the pro shop or call 625-1093.

The New Castle Recreation Department, in partnership with New Castle Family Fitness, is offering a summer session of zumba classes.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party that’s moving millions of people toward health. Zumba classes are being offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. at New Castle Family Fitness. The registration fee is $50 for the month of August.

Pre-registration is required for the zumba fitness class, and can be done in person at the New Castle Community Center (423 W. Main St.), online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org/recreation, or by phone at 984-3352.

July 28-29 at Rifle Creek Golf Course

Championship flight

First gross: Kim Eaton/Tami Holt

Second gross: Liz Kennedy/Sally Lawrence

Third gross: Mary Doyen/Vicki Porter

First flight

First gross: Debi Kline/Denise Cohen

Second gross (tie): Pat Wegner/Ron Irons; Clair Morong/Susan Schell

First net: Kim O’Shea/Kim Ware

Second net: Karen Chase/Kim Wells

Second flight

First gross: Juliet Miner/Peggy Puckett

Second gross (tie): Carlene Decker/Valerie Rock; Debbie Childs/Janine Lowe

Fourth gross: Jacquie Buttrick/Jan Carter

First net: Dianna Golden/Pat Johnson

Second net: Diann Robertson/Pam Buerger

Third net: Pat Kuntz/Penny Sykes

Third flight

First gross: Nondis Lowther/Vicki Riley

Second gross: Berta Thimmig/Dot Lindsey

Third gross: Kyong Adkison/Lita Van Cleave

Fourth gross: Jo Ann Dunham/Marty Hall

First net (tie): Marge Fleming/Rose Bunning; Linda Loveland/Linda Powell

Third net: Julie Workman/Pam Godfrey

Fourth flight

First gross: Kathy Rojas/Maryjo Turner

Second gross: Bunny Ambrose/Sandra Schnitzer

Third gross: Barbara Bender/Mary Graff

First net: Jan Lee Health/Jo-El Freyer

Second net: Carol Lechtenberg/Dale Curley

Third net: Diane McDowell/Kathy Essig


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