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Knox on duty

Air Force Airman Michael D. Knox has arrived for duty at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. He is a pavements and construction equipment apprentice with the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron. He is the son of Michael D. and Raynell J. Knox of Parachute and a 2002 graduate of Grand Valley High School.

Wyatt graduates

Casi McPherson Wyatt of Silt has graduated with a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University in Glendale, Ariz. She is the daughter of Roy and Sandy McPherson of Silt and a 1992 graduate of Rifle High School. She will complete an internal medicine residency at the University of Iowa Hospital.

George graduates

Tyler J. George has graduated from VILAS Online School. He will enroll in Wyoming Technical Automotive School and will soon open his own auto repair shop. He is the son of Jim and Janice George.

Ballard graduates

Jacoby P. Ballard of Carbondale graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, May 25. He is a graduate of Roaring Fork High School.

Henry makes dean’s list

Joshua R. Henry, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Henry of Glenwood Springs, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2002 semester in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. To make the dean’s list a student must earn a 3.6 grade point average or better.

Romanus hired by ESPN

Vanessa Romanus, daughter of Mike and Debbie Romanus of Carbondale, has recently accepted a position with ESPN as operations coordinator for the X Games events. She recently returned from the X Games Global Championships in Whistler, B.C. She will reside in Redondo Beach, Calif., while working on the upcoming Summer X Games in Los Angeles. Vanessa is a 1998 graduate of Roaring Fork High School and a 2002 graduate of Colorado State University.

Poole and Arbar wed

Jaynie Renee Poole and Joshua Blaine Arbar, of New Castle, were married May 18 in Maui, Hawaii, by District Court Judge Rhonda Loo.

Poole is a paralegal with Noone and Hall PC in Glenwood Springs. Arbar is an HVAC contractor with Air Maintenance Co.

The bride is the daughter of Don V. Poole of Centennial and Jaynie Lee of Sonoma, Calif. The groom is the son of Shirley Locke and Ross Roginsky of Glenwood Springs.

Elshof and Stone engaged

Ashley Nicole Elshof and Kalani Lee Stone have announced their engagement. Both are from New Castle. The wedding is planned for Sept. 6 at Spruce Tree Guest Ranch in New Castle. Ashley is a student at Colorado Mountain College and Kalani is an auto technician.

The bride is the daughter of John and Karen Elshof of New Castle and the groom is the son of Cindy Stone of Rifle and Ray Stone of Sacramento, Calif.

Recent marriages

Benjamin Charles Carlsen and Ivy Jane Hansen, of Carbondale, May 9, 2003

David Kris Harris and Vickie Jo Stines, of New Castle, May 8, 2003

Jorge Jaquez Perez and Myriam Josefina Torres-Chavez, of Glenwood Springs, May 13, 2003

Aaron Dominguez and Araceli Rojano, of Eagle, May 15, 2003

Martin Roberto Cano Campos and Zobeyda Argelia Reyes Ortiz, of Gypsum, May 15, 2003

Victor Manuel Ortega and Jessa Kate Hutchins, of Rifle, May 15, 2003

Neal Chase and Nefratiri Weeks, of Glenwood Springs, May 18, 2003

Manuel Martin Pinela Moreno and Maira Yadin Rodriguez Castillo, of Carbondale, May 19, 2003

Ronnie B. Ashburn and Barbara M. Allen, of Rifle, May 17, 2003

Troy Ray Cagle and Dee Dee Berry, of Glenwood Springs, May 16, 2003

Travis Holmes Perry and Holly Christina Lucas, of Glenwood Springs, May 17, 2003

Walter Carl Vetter and Tara Lee Tripp, of Parachute, May 17, 2003

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