Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Rifle Rotary held its first annual ball drop Aug. 9, at the Garfield Air Fair. Thousands of numbered tennis balls were dropped out of a net onto the Garfield County Airport landing strip. Jennifer Spring won $1,000 for the ball closest to the target. A total of $12,397 was raised from ticket sales. Raising a Reader received $3,446, and YouthZone received $3,000.

Pat Seydel (sixth from left, back row) and Susan Cashel (fifth from left, middle row) celebrated their silver wedding anniversary Aug. 9, 2008, with a Wedding Party in their backyard in Glenwood Springs. Invited guests were encouraged to bring their wedding pictures and wear their own wedding attire. Party-goers included those who had been married for 60 plus years, to folks who had never been married, and it was fun to see who had some of their costumes and could still fit into them.

Jerry and Michelle Johnson of Silt are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Carter Murphy Johnson, at 11:52 p.m. June 26, 2008. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long at birth.Proud grandparents are Doug and Patti Mochrie of Glenwood Springs, Rob Huff of Rifle, and Charlie and Jennifer Brenzikofer of Rantoul, Kan.

Davis and Roxanne Paulides of Boise, Idaho, formerly of New Castle, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Hayden Basilroy Paulides, at 4:09 a.m. June 26, 2008. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, at birth. Big sister Mikaila Miani, 11, welcomed him home. Proud grandparents are Care Paulides of Long Meadow, Mass., and Todd and Sandy Richards of Silt.

The Colorado Water Conservation Board approved funding in March from the Water Efficiency Grant Program for the position of executive director of the Colorado Water Wise Council. After an extensive search, the Colorado WaterWise Council board of directors selected its first executive director, Dr. Paul Lander, Ph.D. Lander is well-known in the conservation community, having built the city of Boulder Water Conservation programs over the last 16 years. He was also one of the founding members of the Colorado WaterWise Council and has been involved in board leadership roles for the past number of years. As one of his primary duties, Paul will be creating a Colorado specific statewide Best Management Practices (BMP) manual for water conservation practices. This BMP project is possible through a water efficiency grant from the Colorado Water Conservation Board and will support meaningful water conservation efforts in Colorado.For more information go to

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