Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

The students of the Basalt Soo Bahk Do studio celebrate the promotions of Leilia Arthur, Topher Blachly, Delany Sinko and Jessica Hughes to Cho Dan, which is the first level of the midnight blue belt (commonly known as black belt level). The Cho Dan students travelled to Whitefish, Mont., to demonstrate their skills in forms, sparring, self-defense and board breaking. The students are taught by instructors Sa Bom Nim Jeff Griggs and Sa Bom Nim Jennifer Gibbons, who teach Soo Bahk Do in Basalt and Aspen as part of the Rocky Mountain Martial Arts schools. Rocky Mountain Martial Arts also has a school in New Castle. Congratulations to the newly promoted Cho Dan students.

The raves about the Downtown Fashion Show event held Nov. 4 at the newly refurbished TreadZ building on Grand Avenue are still coming in. Chapter FY, P.E.O. hosted the show to raise scholarship funds for women in our community.They accomplished that and more.Champagne flowed, appetizers and desserts were donated by downtown’s best restaurants, downtown clothing boutiques assembled their latest and greatest fashions, the music and models were energetic and upbeat and so was the crowd. Based on the enthusiasm and excitement in the room during the performance and the standing ovation after, people are hungry for fashion and fun and enjoy helping a good cause.

Jordon Clayton and Jesus Gomez, students of Rifle High School, hosted a mud bog to raise money for the new Calaway & Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital as part of their senior seminar project. Through their efforts, they raised $4,000. These funds will be used to support patients through their journey with cancer. They could not have done it without the special help they got from George Bauer and Cub Squires. They also would like to thank their sponsors: 4 PlayOffroad, Stampfel Construction, Sterano Marble & Granite, Wingnutz, Columbine Ford, Snap-On (James Ziegler), VIP Investments, Bank of Colorado, A-1 Traffic Control, Rifle Truck & Trailor and Silver Nickel Auctions. They would also like to thank Pastor Jim Sheets and all other individuals who helped out.

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