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Neighborhood Watch members presented certificates of appreciation to the following companies: Antero Resources, presented to representative Jon Black; Jean’s Printing, employees Janice Matlock, Donna Christiansen and Janet Souza; Alpine Bank Battlement Mesa, Jason Fletcher; and Williams Production, Steve Soychak and Donna Gray. Neighborhood Watch presented the certificates to thank these companies for their tremendous support in helping NW Parachute launch this community effort. Thanks to these generous donors, Neighborhood Watch has been able to purchase signs to install around the town. These signs notify everyone of the strong presence of concerned citizens who will take action to prevent and stop crime in Parachute. The orange signs with the individual donor’s names will be placed under one of the signs in Parachute to honor each donor’s contribution. There will be one orange acknowledgment sign per donor contributing $500 or more to NW Parachute. There are a limited number of these spots available, of course. Without the aforementioned donors’ invaluable assistance, Neighborhood Watch would not have progressed to this point. We are truly thankful for their help. Participating NW members were Officer Kevin Wayman, Jan Davis, Juanita Williams, Teri Shene, Ken Hanners and Myron Mackey.

Thirty girls in grades 3 through 5 at Sopris Elementary School in Glenwood Springs recently traveled to Grand Junction to run the Harbert Lumber 5K, with Girls on the Run. There were a total of 800 Girls on the Run runners who took part.Three Sopris runners placed in their respective age groups: 1st place: Emma Harbour; 3rd place: Erica Diemoz; 3rd place: Tyndall Rounsefell.Team coaches were: Laura Jackson and Rachel Carcaterra.

Jesse Lee Goossens graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder on Dec. 18, 2009, with a Bachelor of Arts and a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology with honors cum laude. (Oh my goodness words cannot even begin to express how proud we all are of him).



Dennis and Yvonne Diaz celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 6.May God bless you with many more. All our love -Dennis Jr. (Debbie and Alex)Yvette (Joe and Vinnie)Amanda (Dan and Alejandra)

On Nov. 30, a group of student and teacher volunteers from The Garden School (New Castle campus) high school program decorated the Pregnancy Resource Center located at 1131 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs for the Christmas season. The school solicited light and equipment donations from Mr. T’s Hardware and Building Supply store in New Castle. This is a great example of one nonprofit reaching out to serve another nonprofit in the valley. They chose the theme of “Joy” for the project.



Marry McGillicuddy and Thomas Boynton were married on Thursday, Nov. 12, in Rifle.The bride is from Akron, Iowa, while the groom is from California. They now reside in Rifle.Marry’s mom is Shirley McGillicuddy, and the groom’s parents are Donald and Carolyn Boynton.

Brie Robinson and Yanu Valentine, of El Jebel, are proud to announce the birth of Peyton Arayah-Dawn Valentine. Peyton was born on Oct. 24, 2009, at 1:58 a.m., weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces, and she was 19 inches long.Peyton has two siblings, Gabriella, 6, and Lyvia, 4. Grandparents are Paul and George Valentine of Carbondale, and Nikki Brown of Silt.

President’s Call to Service Award to Rifle womanMary Romero of Battlement Mesa was recently honored with the President’s “Call to Service” award for her more than 4,000 hours of volunteer hours to a number of local causes through the Rifle Elks Club. She was one of six people in the state of Colorado to receive the award. Romero received a pin and a plaque, along with a letter from President Obama commending her on her service and civic participation. Congratulations Mary!

Elizabeth Anne Miller of Atlanta and of Glenwood Springs were recently married at the First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City, Ga.The bride’s parents are the Rev. David and Kathy Miller. The bride’s father officiated the wedding.Elizabeth attended Wheaton College and is currently attending Physicians Assistant School in Chicago.The groom’s parents are Kenneth and Laura Jackson of Glenwood.Graham also attended Wheaton College.The couple lives in Chicago and went to Costa Rica for their honeymoon.


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