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Coal Ridge High School graduates Tori Verdieck, Audrey Asplund and Sam Wilson all played in the July 31 Colorado High School Coaches Association all-state girls soccer game. Athletes from 3A, 4A and 5A high schools all played together in the game, which was held at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch.

Navy Senior Chief Henry Keas, a native of Rifle and 1988 graduate of Rifle High School, is currently deployed with Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) in support of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) that took place in the Hawaiian operating area from June 23 through Aug. 1. RIMPAC is a multi-national exercise designed to prepare forces to be interoperable and ready for a wide range of potential combined and joint operations and missions. RIMPAC, hosted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, demonstrates the Navy’s commitment, as expressed in the Maritime Strategy, to working with our global partners in protecting the maritime freedom as a basis for global prosperity and to ensure stability throughout the Pacific Rim. This year’s exercise consists of 14 nations, 34 ships, five submarines, more than 100 aircraft and 20,000 personnel. Units from Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and the United States are scheduled to participate. VRC-30 provides movement of priority cargo, mail and passengers to and from Pacific Fleet aircraft carriers. The men and women sailors of VRC-30 represent the best in America today, and their support in RIMPAC is an example our Navy’s commitment – a global force for good. Senior Chief Keas is an aviation electrician’s mate. His father Philip resides in Clifton, and his wife Sonya resides in Lakeside, Calif.

Heidi and Eloy Nuez of Silt are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Daisy Annavey Nuez at on July 20, 2010. Daisy weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 inches long at birth. She joins Kayla, 14, Ismael, 9, and Elena, 6.Grandparents are Debby and Dennis Richel of Silt and Juan and Aurora Nuez of El Limon, Mexico.


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