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Jim, Jerry and Ron Richmond would like to announce the 50th wedding anniversary of their parents, Mel and Dee Richmond. Mel and Dee were married in Steamboat Springs on Jan. 23, 1954. In 1967, they moved to Glenwood Springs and raised a family and lived for the next 17 years. Mel worked at the local lumber yard while Dee worked in the district office of the Roaring Fork School District. The Richmonds have since resided in Littleton where they have retired from the lumber business and the Littleton School District. Mel and Dee have lived these past 50 years as loving best friends and are loving life.

Brian Nadon of New Castle was named to the dean’s list at Liberty University for the Fall 2003 semester. Nadon was one of 1,482 undergraduates who earned dean’s list recognition for the fall.

Liberty University is a private, Christian liberal arts university in Lynchburg, Va.

More than 150 teens from across the state will be in Glenwood Springs and the Aspen area this weekend to take part in the anti-tobacco movement, part of the activities at Saturday and Sunday’s Winter X-Games. The young people are part of Colorado’s “Get REAL” (Resist/Expose Advertising Lies), a youth empowerment organization which acts against tobacco industry marketing tactics which target youth.

A public education effort will take place in downtown Aspen and in Snowmass Village from 12:30-3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25, comparing the risks of participating in “extreme” winter sports with the risks associated with using tobacco. According to the group, in 2002, 21 people died in Colorado in skiing and snowboarding accidents, while 4,200 Coloradans died from tobacco use.

The group is also active this weekend to celebrate the fact that the tobacco industry is no longer playing a part in the X-Games; last year, the Lorillard Tobacco Co. brought a booth pitching its own anti-tobacco program, which Get REAL says is nothing but a smokescreen to lure kids to become smokers as adults.

For more information on Get REAL’s programs, call coordinator Sally Casey at (303) 692-2523.

Jaime Loya Mojica and Yaneth Vanessa Gonzalez, of Glenwood Springs, Nov. 26, 2003

Cully Wayne Bingham and Yadhira Gavaldon, of Andrews, Texas, Nov. 26, 2003

Robert Mathieu Chamberlain Jr. and Karen Chamberlain, of Glenwood Springs, Dec. 1, 2003

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