Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Edited by Kay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Carbondale Middle School eighth-grade volleyball team completed an undefeated regular season with a first place finish at the PEG League Tournament on Oct. 11. The season included a 6-0 record and an undefeated first place finish at the Eagle Tournament. The team will continue its season by participating in the 2008 Colorado Junior High School Volleyball Championships on Nov. 1 and 2 in Fort Morgan.

There were a record 28 entries in the 2008 Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off, which drew close to 300 people at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.Competitors were asked to theme their entries. Mountain Air Mechanical went crazy with a circus theme, complete with clowns. Community Bank did a roundabout theme, very appropriate for Rifle commuters. The showmanship winner, WingNutz, presented a very creative Halloween theme. Metro brokers did a pirate theme, and Real Estate Out West did a Bronco theme.Judges included representatives from local businesses.Red Chili: first place Mountain Pest Control; second place Micro Plastics; third place Real Estate Out West.Green Chili: first place Rifle Metro Brokers; second place Willie and Paula Hammons with Rifle Sportsmens Club; third place Habanero Hotties.Salsa: first place Real Estate Out West; second place Rib City Grill; third place Rifle Metro Brokers.Peoples Choice Awards: Red Chili Real-Estate Out West; Green Chili Habanero Hotties; Salsa Alpine Bank.Showmanship Award: WingNutz Bar & Grill, for a creative Halloween theme.Jalapeno-eating contest: Matt Hewitt nine jalapenos in 41⁄2 minutes.Proceeds from this event benefit the Rifle Area Chamber and go to programs such as the high school scholarship fund and other chamber programs.

David P. King, 2007 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School and son of Jeanine and Mike King of Glenwood Springs, recently completed his U.S. Army Basic training at Fort Knox, Ky.Daves basic training graduation was attended by his parents; grandmothers Lise Dillow of Silt Mesa and Marilee King of Trotwood, Ohio; sister Hillary Chamberlain of New Castle; brothers Phillip Clauson of Jackson Hole, Wyo., and Gabriel King of Fort Collins; uncles Dan Dinnow (and family) of Silt Mesa, Steve King of Dayton, Ohio, and Pete King of Norwalk, Conn.P.F.C. King, who played varsity football and baseball for the Demons, has signed on as a fire control specialist. His training continues at Fort Sill, Okla., where he is currently enrolled in artillery school.

Christopher and Justina Neuman of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Bryce Brayden Neuman, at 6:08 p.m. Sept. 24, 2008, at Valley View Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 203⁄4 inches long at birth.Proud grandparents are Francis and Deborah Neuman, and James and Nancy Urello, all of Kissimmee, Fla.

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