Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Chris and Amy Stein of Highlands Ranch are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Garrett Christopher Stein, born at 11:14 a.m. March 12, 2008, at St. Josephs Hospital in Denver. Garrett weighed 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces, and was 19.25 inches long at birth. Proud grandparents are Ken and Maxine Stein, and Fred and Bernadette Flohr, all of Glenwood Springs.

Reverend Louis and Evelyn Branning of Florida will celebrate 65 years of marriage May 15, 2008. Louis and Evelyn were married May 15, 1943, in Chicago while Louis was on leave from the U.S. Navy during World War II.They are the parents of Joy (Branning) Steffen of Glenwood Springs. We say a prayer of blessing and thankfulness for them as they begin their 66th year of married life together.Joy Steffen

The winners of the ninth annual Rocky Mountain Student Filmfest were:Best action sports Peaceful Parkour by Jimi Shaw, Basalt High SchoolBest animation Imagination by Ben Fout, independently schooledBest artistic/experimental Panophobia by Kevin Atchison, Tekiah Elzey, Trevor Vogel, Patrick Goulding, Yampah Mountain High SchoolBest comedy Meteoroid Strike by Cesar Castillo, Eagle Valley High SchoolBest documentary Consoles and Carnage by Jake Lackner, Maxine Gallegos, Katie Allworth, Denver School of the ArtsBest drama Evanescent by Heather Blanchard, Basalt High SchoolBest film Michael Moore by Lauren Watson-Pierce, Brady Billings, Walker Thulson, Denver School of the Arts

Dave Tomasetti of Carbondale is one of 25 horse trainers selected to compete in the Wyoming Mustang Challenge to be held at the Wyoming State Fair on Aug. 15.Each trainer will be given a randomly drawn wild horse freshly captured off the Wyoming range. Horses were picked up at a BLM facility in Wyoming May 3, and trainers will have 90 days to gentle and saddle-train their horse to compete in conditioning, halter and riding events. A public auction will then be held for the sale of the trained mustangs the day following the competition.Tomasetti is involved in a pilot training program with the BLM for Nevada mustangs and has been gentling and training wild horses for 12 years. In 2007 he competed in the inaugural Extreme Mustang Makeover competition held last September at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas.For a fee, Tomasetti will reserve the right for someone who wants to take the first ride on this horse after its been saddled. For more information, e-mail

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