Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

Edited by Kay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Lordy, Lordy, look whos forty.Happy Birthday, Brenda Downing.Love, Mom (Marge Taylor, of Rifle) and all your family.

Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club recently recognized Adriana Ayala-Hire and Bill Lorah as recipients of the Service Above Self Award. This distinguished award honors a person who exemplifies service above personal gain or recognition to the community, business or other self-servicing recognition.Adriana is the director of the Pre-Collegiate program with the Roaring Fork School district. Adriana spends countless hours during the work day and during her free time helping students in the program keep on track towards continuing their education. Bill Lorah has served as a mentor in the program for six years and has played a vital role in assisting numerous Glenwood Springs High School students reach their higher education goals.

Local Glenwood Springs High School student Caine Albrecht, 15, completed his third year of Mogul skiing and competed with the Aspen Valley Ski Club with some of his best results yet. Caine is a first-year J2. His best finishes this year were in Winter Park in February, which landed him in the top 10 of his age group.Caine wrapped up his season in Telluride the end of February, qualifying in championship moguls with a 34th overall and 13th in his age class on Friday, and on Saturday he picked up his pace and finished 22nd overall and 11th in his age class.

Air Force Airman Jessica M. Widmer has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.She is the daughter of John and Marjorie Widmer of Rifle and a 2008 graduate of Rifle High School.

Grizzly Bantam Hockey Player Cam Avery skates past a new dasher board at Glenwood Ice Rink. Revenue from the dasher board advertisements supports both the Glenwood Ice Rink and the Glenwood Youth Hockey Association.

The Sopris Elementary Brain Bowl Team continues to excel. It took first place in the regional competition on Feb. 19. The SES team consisted of the following fifth-graders: Nick Lippman, Matt Osier, Will Osier, Oliva Dixon, MacKenzi Johnson, Dylan Mechling, Mariah Hagen, Jessica Tuttle, Ian Matheson, Forest Rappe, Charlie Mechling, Megan Uren, Megan Mazzotta, Cameron Horning and Mason Yellico. These students gave their time and energy to practice three times a week since December. They deserve a big congratulations for a job well done.SES was proud to be represented by these great fifth-graders!

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