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Army Pvt. Nell D. Nauroth has graduated from nine weeks of basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Nauroth is the daughter of Dorothy and John Nauroth of Parachute. She is a 2001 graduate of Grand Valley High School.

The scourge of every New Year’s resolution diet, Girl Scout cookies will once again be reappearing early next month ” and orders are now being taken by the 2,600 or so Girl Scouts throughout Western Colorado, members of the Chipeta Council. Those irresistible cookies, available in eight different varieties (including two new entries, Double Dutch and reduced fat Lemon Coolers) are only $3 per box.

You’ll no doubt soon be approached by someone at the office to place your order, but should you find yourself in a Girl Scout-less workplace, you can also call (970) 242-4461 and they’ll make arrangements to visit and satisfy your cookie needs. Orders will be taken through Jan. 23 and delivered from Feb. 9-13.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lyons and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Nadon would like to announce the engagement of their children, Michelle R. Lyons to Brian C. Nadon. Michelle is a 2000 graduate of Rifle High School and will graduate with her bachelor of science in biology from Liberty University of Lynchburg, Va. in May. She is planning to continue her schooling and earn her medical degree.

Brian is a 2000 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School and will also be graduating from Liberty University in May, with his Bachelors of Arts in Biblical Studies.

Following the wedding, the couple plans to reside in Denver where Brian will work with area youth and children ministries and Michelle will take a one year break from her studies before returning for her M.D.

Byron Gardner and Heisi Ercidia Merlos, of Glenwood Springs, Oct. 12, 2003

Christy Harrison graduated from the University of Colorado on Dec. 19, 2003, with degrees in environmental studies and geography. She will pursue employment in GIS mapping in Steamboat Springs. She is a 2000 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School and the daughter of Dan and Debbie Harrison of Silt.

The Glenwood Springs Lions Club sponsors a Bowl Bonanza raffle every year to raise $5,000 for its annual scholarship. This year’s winner, Alpine Bank and Trust of Glenwood Springs, donated the $5,000 prize to Northwest Colorado Youth for Christ Program. Ninety-nine percent of all the money collected this year is going back into local community programs.

EnCana Oil and Gas has donated $10,000 dollars to the Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross to support services in the 10 counties on the western slope provided by the chapter.

Sherry Long, EnCana’s public affairs representative, said it was an easy choice to make. After researching the chapter’s reputation for disaster service delivery with the local Sheriff and fire departments, EnCana believed strongly and was happy to support this type of volunteer nonprofit organization.

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