Memories & Milestones

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Air Force Airman Justin C. Williford graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.He is the son of Joel Williford of Cedar Circle in Parachute.Williford is a 2008 graduate of Grand Valley High School, Parachute.

Carisa Lurate, 9, of Glenwood Springs, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Colorado Pageant to be held July 9-10 at the Marriott Tech Center in Denver. The National American Miss pageants are for girls 4-18 and include five age divisions. Carisa will be participating in the Junior Preteen division.Carisa’s activities include singing, painting, biking, swimming, tap dancing, shopping and skiing. She also enjoys playing outside with friends and bonding with her little brother.Her sponsors include family, friends, Sunlight Mountain Ski and Bike Shop and Rite Aid.The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California, where she will receive a tour of Hollywood and two VIP tickets to Disneyland.

Paul and Carrie Hassel of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Eva Jane Hassel, on Feb. 1, 2010, at Valley View Hospital.She is welcomed by her big brother, Will, 4, who smothers her with love.Grandparents are Bill and Jane Close, of New Hartford, Iowa, and Chris and Sedley Hassel, of Nashville, Tenn. Great-grandparents are Eleanor Close and Grace Roszell, both of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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