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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary held its 10th annual golf tournament on Aug. 29 at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course. The scramble golf tournament drew 88 players.

Winning the law officers trophy was a Garfield County Sheriff’s Office team comprised of Bill Middleton, Horace Smith, Smokey Torres and Brian Sutton.

The low net trophy went to Chris Bornholdt, Patrick Burwell, Joe Elliott and Rick Peterson.



The second and third low net chase finished in a tie. Using a scorecard tiebreaker, Aaron Munch and Mike Tyler and Colt Cornelius and his son, Cooper, prevailed.

That left the third low net trophies to Howdy Robertson and wife Diann and Matt Hall and his wife, Kelly. Kelly also won the trophy for women’s longest drive.



Brandon Bagwell won for men’s longest drive and the longest putt was sunk by Smith.

Trophies were given for closest-to-the-pin on all four par-3 holes and those winners were Bill Graham, Justin Duzyazk, Elliott and Jay Hoefling.

The tournament enables members of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary to function another year and to carry out the duties of being an extra pair of eyes and ears for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. Players came from as far away as St. George, Utah, and Canon City.

Sheriff Lou Vallario came to support this sole fundraising event. Vallario’s department provides personnel and training to members of the auxiliary.

Included in the areas of instruction are rules of the road, detection of suspicious activity including illegal drugs, directing traffic and crossing guard safety to protect local students.

A few other of the many public services provided by auxiliary members are issuance of dog and cat licenses, vacation house checks, vehicle identification number verifications.

Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation is holding a fall men’s basketball league. The league consists of a six-week season and a single-elimination tournament. Games are played at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Sign up by Sept. 27. The cost is $455 per team for residents or $555 for non-residents. To qualify for the resident rate, 55 percent of rostered players must live within the Glenwood Springs city limits. After Sept. 22, non-resident fees go up to $505.

Rosters are due and play begins on Monday, Oct. 4. There is a mandatory managers meeting slated for Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.

Visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301 for more information.

Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation is hosting a fall co-ed rec volleyball league.

An eight-week season will be followed by an end-of-season tournament. Matches are held on Wednesdays.

Sign up by Oct. 6. The cost is $240 for a resident team or $300 for a non-resident team.

After Oct. 4, the fees go up to $290 for residents and $350 for non-residents.

Matches begin on Oct. 13. Rosters are due that night.

Visit http://www.glenwoodrec.com or call 384-6301 for more information.

Gravity Play Sports’ newest venue for its Adventure Xstreams race circuit is Glenwood Springs. On Saturday, Sept. 11, the circuit will make its stop here.

A 50-mile course asks racers to mountain bike, kayak, trail run, rappel, trek through a cave, take a scenic gondola ride and navigate an optional river boarding section.

Registration is now open at http://www.GravityPlay.com.

Sunlight Winter Sports Club and Sunlight Mountain Resort will be hosting Feed the Heathen, a 5K run/hike at Sunlight, on Sept. 18. The two-lap course goes up Heathen, one of the steepest runs in North America.

The cost of the 9 a.m. event is $70 per two-person relay team/individual and proceeds benefit the Sunlight Winter Sports Club scholarship fund, which is used to help offset tuition costs for young ski racers.

Contact Mitch Mulhall at 948-0557 or mitch@sunlightwintersportsclub.com for more information.

Visit http://www.active.com/running/glenwood-springs-co/feed-the-heathen-2010 to register.


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