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Memories & Milestones

Edited by Kay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Zachary Cooper earned an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Business on May 10. He is a 1998 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, and in 2002 received a bachelor of arts in political science from CU Boulder.Zacharys parents are Connie Cooper of Glenwood Springs and John Cooper of Steamboat Springs.

Captain Kelly Sunderland, of the US Armys 2nd Battalion 7 Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division currently stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas, will be leaving for Iraq May 30, 2008. Kelly graduated from Rifle High School in 1994, joined the U.S. Air Force, was accepted by and attended the Air Force Academy, graduating in 2002. Between the Air Force and the Army, Kelly has served 10 years in the military.Kellys older brother, Staff Sgt. Dennis Sunderland, has served 22 years in the Air Force. Captain Sunderland is the grandson of Walter and Martha Kemp and the son of Gary and Barbara Sunderland, all of New Castle.

Rusty Slater graduated from Mesa State College, May 17, 2008, summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade point average. Rusty was one of only 10 students graduating with a bachelors degree who achieved a 4.0 out of 900 graduates, and the only one in the criminal justice program to receive a 4.0.Rusty graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 2005 and attended Colorado Mountain College, where he received his associates degree in December 2006 before starting at Mesa State. He is planning on attending the police academy in the fall to receive his officer certification.Rusty is the son of Keith and Tami Slater of Silt, and the grandson of longtime Glenwood Springs residents Jim and Joann Andre.

Bob and Charlene Sherman of Glenwood Springs took a 10-day Panama Canal cruise on the Coral Princess in April with their son and his wife, Rodney and Tammie Sherman, of New Castle.Bob and Charlene were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 1, 1958.Rodney and Tammie were celebrating their 25th anniversary. They were married April 23, 1983.

The New Castle Pride U12 competitive soccer team took first place in the U12 Inferno Bracket last weekend in the 2008 Grand Mesa Invitational Soccer Tournament. They played four games, which included a win over the Montrose Avalanche (3-0), Telluride (4-1), Durango Dynamite (2-2), and the Colorado Fusion Jaguars (2-0). The final game included an amazing goal with a corner shot by Alicia Hampton to Paige Ryan, which was headed into the goal. The New Castle Pride ended their Western Slope Soccer League Season with a record of 7-1.


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