Mountain Mailbag

Edited by Donna Daniels

New baby

Jerry and Shelly Brinklow of Parachute welcomed Mallory Page Brinklow April 30. Born at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, she weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces. Her grandparents are Marlys Brinklow of Bakersfield, Calif., Jerry Brinklow, Sr., of Alabama, Tim Trimble and the late Beverly Trimble of Parachute. Mallory joins her sister Jerice and brother Tanner.

Jacqueline Graves and Craig Skramstad

Graves and Skramstad engaged

Jacqueline Graves and Craig Skramstad have announced their engagement.

Both are graduates of Glenwood Springs High School and currently live here.

Jacqueline is the daughter of Sharon and John Graves and Craig is the son of Sam and Julie Skramstad, all of whom live in Glenwood Springs.

The wedding is set for June 28 at Bair Ranch. The couple plans to honeymoon in Alaska.

Roletto completes GED

Congratulations to Derek Baxter Roletto, of Rifle.

Derek completed his GED recently.

His friends, Erin and Rodney Pressler of New Castle, are really proud of you.

Koning and Bryjak compete

Joel B. Koning and Christopher M. Bryjak of the Roaring Fork Career Center in Glenwood Springs competed in the Colorado finals of the 2003 Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills contest, held in Denver Saturday. The test was to repair a deliberately disabled 2003 Mercury Mountaineer. Their instructor is Bob Shettel.

McEwan graduates

Kevin McEwan of Parachute will graduate this Saturday, May 10, from Murray State University in Murray, Ky. McEwan will earn a bachelor’s degree in business.

Mayday for Mutts

Colorado Animal Rescue Shelter is celebrating its third annual Mayday for Mutts. This year it will host an adopt-a-thon featuring dogs from the Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter, the Eagle Valley Humane Society, and ARF, the Animal Rescue Foundation. There will be live music by the Beaters, a barbecue, a bake sale, crafts and lots of fun. The adopt-a-thon is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the shelter, 2801 County Road 114, across the road from the CMC Spring Valley Campus. For more information call 947-9173.

Area DARs go to conference

Lois-Ann McCollum, regent of the Captain Richard Sopris Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Sizi Titus, chapter registrar, historian and state corresponding secretary, both of whom are from Glenwood Springs, and Charlotte Hicks, state page, and Margaret Hicks, both from Silt, attended the 100th Colorado DAR conference in Colorado Springs last month. The chapter received many awards and was recognized for having the best newsletter.

Objectives of the DAR are historic preservation, promotion of education and patriotic endeavors. The group honored essay and scholarship winners, and recognized the Outstanding Teacher of American History, and volunteers working in state VA hospitals.

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