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Rippy receives national building industry award

State Rep. Gregg Rippy, R-Glenwood Springs, recently received a “State Official of the Year” award for his work to pass special construction defect laws last session. This honor, presented by the National Association of Home Builders, is awarded to state public officials who show an outstanding commitment to the housing industry.

Rippy was one of only 10 legislators in the country to receive the State Official of the Year award. During the 2003 legislative session, Rippy carried House Bill 1161, legislation designed to reform the way construction defects can be brought forth and settled in Colorado. Despite newspaper attacks and unfavorable publicity, Rippy stood fast in his support of the bill and lobbied for its passage.

The representative and his fellow recipients were honored at an awards breakfast held in conjunction with NAHB’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Rippy was nominated to receive the award by the Colorado Association of Home Builders.

First child

for CRMS grad

Ethan Demek Fuller was born to Darren and Teresa (Serangeli) Fuller in Bali, Indonesia on Jan. 20, 2004. He is their first child. Teresa is academic coordinator for English First Bali and Darren works as business training coordinator for Englishtown Bali (an Internet English school). Darren is a 1988 graduate of Colorado Rocky Mountain School. Teresa is from Peoria, Ill. The couple met while both were serving in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. Grandparents are Judy and Dennis Fitzpatrick of Carbondale and Bob and Sally Fuller of Glenwood Springs.

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