Memories & Milestones
Two Asian students were recently hosted by Glenwood Springs families as part of a group of 18 international youth exchange students from around the world. The program is organized by the Colorado Lions Club.Nandia-Erdene Dashdondog, 16, visited from Ulan Bator, Mongolia, and Edward Wang, 18, is from Shenzhen, China, a large city near Hong Kong.Wang is the son of the Lions district governor of Shenzhen. He stayed with local Lions members Dale and Dorothy Snearly for three weeks.Dashdondog was with the Pat Seydel and Susan Cashel family for two weeks.The two were also invited to spend five days at the Colorado Lions Camp in Woodland Park. In addition to attending camp, the visitors went sightseeing, hiking, biking and river rafting, played volleyball, basketball and soccer, and enjoyed the Hot Springs Pool and meeting the Glenwood Springs Lions Club.
The Roaring Fork Young Professionals hosted a competitive food drive for the month of July and collected 290 pieces of food that were delivered to LIFT-UP for its food pantry. Jamin Heady-Smith of Dalby Wendland & Co. of Glenwood Springs won the contest with a collection of 96 pieces of food. Thank you, Jamin and Dalby Wendland & Co. LIFT-UP has been in great need of food this summer especially as economic times have continued to be tough. The Roaring Fork Young Professionals continued to collect food at Friday Night Flicks, which they sponsor each Friday night in August. We hope that our contribution has helped people in need in our valley.
Carbondale Town Clerk Cathy Derby has graduated from the Colorado Institute for Municipal Clerks (CIMC). During graduation ceremonies on July 17 at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Derby was awarded her graduation certificate by Kathryn Young, president of the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association. The CIMC helps municipal clerks develop knowledge and skills, requiring 100 student/instructor contact hours covering public administration, finance, intergovernmental relations, management, municipal law, social and interpersonal concerns, human relations, group dynamics and individual motivation, as well as specific job skills such as records management, office administration, written communication, election administration and liquor licensing.
Celebrating 50 years of marriage on Monday, Aug. 31, will be Ken and Peg Collins of New Castle. Ken, a native of Grand Junction, and Peggy, born in Glenwood Springs, met at Glenwood Springs High School and were married in 1959 at the home of her parents, Claire and Wanda Hubbard. Henry Baker, who was the Methodist Church minister in Glenwood Springs from 1942-1952, graciously returned from Pueblo to perform the wedding. Ken worked at Union Carbide in Rifle before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1961, and the couple moved around the country for the next eight years. While Ken was in Newfoundland and Vietnam, Peggy came back to Glenwood to work for the Bell Telephone Co. After Ken was discharged in 1969, they returned to Glenwood where they owned a TV and electronics store until retiring. They have resided in New Castle for 30 years. They have two married sons, Eric, a diesel mechanic in Grand Junction, and Mike, a science teacher in Oak Creek, Wisc.
Happy birthday, Brody! Four years old today – and planning to be an ice road trucker when you grow up. We love you – Mom, Dad, Tucker, Tessa and Ruby.
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