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Our Donna ties the knot

Our very own Donna Daniels married Mark Gray on Saturday, July 12.

Donna and Mark were joined by members of their families in a ceremony by the Roaring Fork River at Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs.



The wedding party included family members who came from as far away as California and Maine, and Mark’s children, A.J., Dan and Stephanie Gray. The Rev. Roy Altman officiated.

The ceremony was followed by an epic outdoor jam session featuring Walt Smith on keyboards, vocalist Deb Dawson and the groom getting down on his stand-up bass.



Donna is the arts and entertainment editor for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. Mark is the music teacher and band director at Carbondale Middle School.

Following a summer excursion to Wisconsin to visit family, the couple will continue residing in Glenwood Springs.

New baby

Erikka Saueressig would like everyone to meet her brand new sister, Ashley Jade Saueressig. Ashley was born at 9:20 p.m. on July 10 and weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces.

Her parents are Eddy and Shayla Saueressig of Silt.

Proud grandparents are Ed and Linda Sauerssig of Silt, and Don and Nadine Williams of Glenwood Springs.

Griffith receives scholarship

Claire Griffith, the daughter of Phil and Ramona Griffith of Carbondale, recently received the Richard Barkley/John McDaniel Scholarship for tuition and fees at Adams State College in Alamosa.

Griffith is a senior at Adams State College majoring in history/government. Griffith is also working on an English minor. She is a graduate of Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale.

The Barkley/McDaniel Scholarship awards Griffith tuition for the 2003-2004 academic year at Adams State College.

Joke of the day

Marty Martensen of Glenwood Springs sent in this cute joke to Mountain Mailbag.

“This is worth passing on, in my opinion!” Marty wrote. Here goes:

One day a man went to an auction, and while there, he bid on a parrot. He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the bidding. He kept on bidding, but kept getting outbid, so he bid higher and higher and higher.

Finally, after he bid way more than he intended, he won the bid – the parrot was his at last!

As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the auctioneer, “I sure hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can’t talk!”

“Don’t worry,” said the auctioneer. “He can talk. Who do you think kept bidding against you?”

Ba-dum-dum!


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