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Ginger and Chaz Mattson of Highlands Ranch are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Tyler Chase Mattson, at 11:48 p.m. Aug. 11 at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Highlands Ranch. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20.5 inches tall.Proud grandparents are Marc and Joan Adler of Glenwood Springs and Maxine Mattson of Colorado Springs.

A joint birthday open house for Marian and Bud Smith will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 1-4 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Bud was born on Sept. 10, 1925, in Panhandle, Texas. Marian was born Oct. 8, 1930, in Glenwood Springs. They were married July 3, 1949. They have lived and worked in Glenwood Springs their entire married life. Bud worked, until his retirement, as an auto mechanic. Marian served both as mayor of Glenwood Springs and as a county commissioner. Bud is involved with the Friends of the Mustangs. Marian has served or is serving on numerous boards. She is currently president of the Western Colorado Chapter of the Territorial Daughters of Colorado.No gifts. Bring a memory or photo to share.

Emily Conway, a 2001 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, recently graduated with honors from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine in Glasgow, Scotland. Ms. Conway received her BA Degree in Biology from Willamette University in Salem, Ore., in 2005.Dr. Conway is currently an Associate Veterinarian at VCA Veterinary Referral Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.



Kirsten Gray graduated from A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Ariz., on Aug. 7, 2010. Gray received her Master of Science degree in human movement with an emphasis in sports conditioning. Gray is the daughter of Ron and Peggy Gray and a native of Glenwood Springs. She earned her BA in kinesiology/physical education from the University of Northern Colorado in 1994. She taught eighth grade at Glenwood Middle School and was both an assistant and head coach of the local Sopris Barracudas swim team before heading overseas to teach in Spain (four years) and China. Gray returns this fall to her fourth year of teaching physical education and coaching at an international school in Shanghai, China. The Arizona School of Health Sciences offers doctoral and master of science degrees in a range of health care disciplines and is dedicated to educating compassionate, competent healthcare professionals. The school’s interdisciplinary emphasis is based on a philosophy of wholeness and treatment of the body, mind and spirit.

Caitlyn Fowler and Aaron Shaffer were united in marriage on June 5, 2010, at the Church at Carbondale. After enjoying a honeymoon in Jamaica, the couple has begun their newly married life in Carbondale.



Hope Marsh and Jason Tomlinson would like to announce their engagement one year ago. They are getting married in September 2010 at Rifle Falls. Hope is a graduate of Meeker High School, while Jason is a graduate of Roaring Fork. They both work for the Colorado Department of Transportation, and Jason is also in the National Guard.Hope’s parents are Elmer McGruder and Beverly in spirit. Jason’s parents are Robert Tomlinson and Teresa Polston, who reside in Florida.

Joe O’Donnell, president of the Kiwanis Club, presented awards to the first and second place winners of the annual Kiwanis Ball Race, held during Strawberry Days in June.Ron Livingston of Wheatridge, won the first-place award – a $5,000 check. Ron attended Glenwood Springs High School and was president of Key Club.Denver Randol of Glenwood Springs was the second-place award winner ($500). Denver also was a member of the Glenwood Springs High School Key Club.Both awards were presented at a recent weekly Tuesday night Kiwanis meeting at Veltus Park. Proceeds from the Ball Race support the many Kiwanis programs focusing on serving the children of our community. Terrific Kids (elementary school), Builders Club (junior high school), Key Club (high school), Circle K (college), and the Key Leader weekend leadership immersion experience (teens 14-18) are some of the many programs Kiwanis uses to develop commitment to servant leadership and community service in our young people. For more information about Kiwanis and its programs, call Joe O’Donnell at 945-7149.

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Airport has awarded John Tinker, a Coal Ridge High School graduate, this year’s Friends of the Glenwood Springs Airport scholarship.Tinker has been accepted to the University of Dubuque Aviation Program and will participate in their ROTC program while attending. He also hopes to fly for the United States Air Force. “To be a pilot and fly for the United Sates Air Force would be a dream come true and once in a lifetime opportunity to serve my country,” Tinker said.Tinker started flying at the age of 6 months when his mother, Eileen, who was a stewardess for American Airlines, would take him with her on her flights.Flying is in Tinker’s blood. His great uncle, Clarence Tinker, was a Native American pilot who flew in the United States Air Force during World War II and was the first major to die in the war. In his honor, the Air Force named a base in Oklahoma after him called the Tinker Air Force Base. The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Airport, a nonprofit organization established in 2005 by local area pilots and flight enthusiasts, awards up to two scholarships for up to $1,000 each year to academically strong, motivated, and well-rounded graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career in aviation or pursue a pilot’s license.

Denver Randol of Glenwood Springs was the second-place award winner ($500). Denver also was a member of the Glenwood Springs High School Key Club.


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