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Engagement announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Don Place of Silt would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Codie to Levi Van Sambeek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Van Sambeek of Hermosa, S.D. Codie is a 2000 graduate of Rifle High School. Levi is a 1998 graduate of Custer High School. Codie and Levi will both graduate from National American University in Rapid City, S.D., in May 2004. A Sept. 4, 2004, wedding is planned.

Input wanted on hut system tree-thinning

2002’s disastrous fire season has prompted the White River and Pike-San Isabel national forests to propose a program of hazardous fuels reduction on 42 acres of land surrounding 12 huts owned by the 10th Mountain Division system. The proposal calls for removing dead and dying vegetation near the buildings, thinning of trees and brush and pruning other trees to reduce the chance of high-intensity fires. Leftover slash would be available to the public as firewood and landscaping chips or burned after snowfall. Depending on weather, the project may begin this winter.

Public input is being solicited on the project: please send written comments to Bill Westbrook, Aspen District Planner, 806 W. Hallam, Aspen CO 81611 by March 22.

Valley students graduate, honored for achievements

Natalie Faris of Glenwood Springs recently graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology, during commencement held on Dec. 13. Faris was also named to the dean’s list during her final semester.

Meanwhile, Hayley Harris, daughter of Kathleen and David Harris of Glenwood Springs, was also named to the dean’s list for her academic accomplishments at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

Colorado parks taking summer reservations

Those planning ahead to a summer at Colorado’s state parks can now make reservations for campsite, cabin and yurts. Colorado’s 40 state parks feature more than 4,000 campsites and 50 cabins and yurts; reservations can be made online at or by calling (800) 678-2267. An $8 surcharge will be applied per reservation.

Recent marriages

Douglas Jason Stewart and Amanda Lee Quick, of Vista, Calif., Jan. 3, 2004

Timothy A. Finley and Nghi Thuc Tran, of Carbondale, Dec. 31, 2003

John Robert Day and Kindel Sue Todd, of Rifle, Jan. 5, 2004

Robert L. Willsie and Dixie Lee Egebrecht, of Islip, N.Y., Jan. 1, 2004

Glenn Lee Underhill and Candy Denise Granger, of Glenwood Springs, Jan. 2, 2004

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