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Memories & Milestones

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Brian Shaw and Jennifer Rakich of Glenwood Springs are proud to announce the birth of their son, Collyn James Shaw.Collyn was born on Aug. 24, 2009, at 11:22 a.m. at Valley View Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10.8 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Army Reserve Pvt. Corina J. Bedolla has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.She is the daughter of Maria Bedolla, and niece of Guadalupe Rubio, both of Soccer Field Road, Glenwood Springs.Bedolla is a 2008 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.

Kelly and Kevin Fender of Silt are proud to announce the birth of their son, Luke Fender at 4:01 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2009. He decided to arrive about four weeks early and weighed in at 4 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 17 inches long. Proud grandparents are Gary and Linda Fender of Glenwood Springs and Sandy and Jim Stanbro of Caon City. Welcome to Luke and congratulations to his parents and grandparents.

Kelleen and David Mead are proud to announce the arrival of their baby girl, Shylan Rose Mead. Shylan Rose was born Sept. 9, 2009, at 1:48 a.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. She was 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and 201⁄4 inches long. Shylan is the first child for Kelleen and David. Proud grandparents are Darian and Andrea Evans of Parachute, and George and Wendy Mead of New Castle.

Laura N. Young has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phased orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets prior to entering their freshman year. The training prepares men and women to meet the rigorous mental and physical challenges experienced by new cadets.Phase one involves personal in-processing, orientation, and training in the fundamentals of being a cadet. Cadet trainees are prepared to adjust from civilian to military life and disciplines, and learn proper wear of the uniform, saluting policies and procedures, drill and ceremony, marching, and living quarters standards.During phase two, cadets train outdoors living in tents while learning to function in field conditions. Cadets apply and practice team work, cohesion and learn to deal with physically and mentally demanding situations. They complete the obstacle, confidence, assault, and leadership reaction courses, and participate in a rescue mission termed Operation Warrior.She is the daughter of James and Nancy Young of Glenwood Springs.Young is a 2009 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School.

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