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We suppose that by telling you about a surprise birthday party for Ben Manzaneres, it’s no longer a surprise any more ” but what the heck. Ben’s friends will be gathering to celebrate the big day at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 5, at the American Legion in Carbondale. See you there.

Lindsey Chadwick, a graduate of Colorado Rocky Mountain School and now a junior mathematics major at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., will be participating in a foreign study program this spring. Chadwick will be studying in Budapest, Hungary, through Budapest Chapters in Math. Chadwick is the daughter of Glenn and Kristen Chadwick of Glenwood Springs.

BTE Concrete Formwork of Glenwood Springs, headed up by Ray Schmahl, was recently honored with an Excellence Award in the Structural Systems category in the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado’s annual magazine. The company served as general contractor for the new Tiehack Bridge in Aspen, a 606-foot-long pedestrian bridge over Maroon Creek.

Ed and Anita Bruno of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Angela Bruno to Scott Shearman, the son of Linda Shearman of Littleton and John Shearman of Tucson, Ariz. Angela is a 1999 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, and Scott is a 1995 graduate of Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School in Englewood. Angela and Scott have an August 26, 2004, wedding planned in Georgetown. The two reside in Durango and plan to make their home there after the wedding. Scott is currently a Marketing major and Angela is studying Business Administration, both at Fort Lewis College.

Leap year baby Justice Augustus Holliday Kuper, son of Joshua and Amber Kuper of Rifle, was born on at 1:38 p.m. on Feb. 29, 2004, at Valley View Hospital. Justice weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 inches at birth. He joins a family which includes older siblings Avery, Wyatt and Emmet and his grandparents Apple, Julie and Leonard Kuper and Hal and Zita Coombs of Rifle.

Holly Marie Spiering, daughter of Laura and Randy Spiering of Rifle, was born at 9:03 p.m. on Feb. 24, 2004, at Valley View Hospital. Holly was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches at birth. She joins a family which includes her grandparents Linda and Larry Forcella of Pelham, N.Y., and Dee and Tony Spiering of Hollandale, N.Y.

Recent marriages

Dave Alan Stark and Gyla Gwen Palm, of Silt, Jan. 15, 2004

Carlos Medardo Chaves and Gabriela Tena Carbajal, of Glenwood Springs, Jan. 16, 2004

Marvin Leroy Claridge and Esther Rosalyn Sanchez, of Glenwood Springs, Jan. 20, 2004

Ervey Ruiz Ornelas and Leda Ivette Cravioto Garcia, of Basalt, Jan. 3, 2004

Sergio Daniel Castillo Vargas and Maribel Mendoza Villalobos, of Glenwood Springs, Jan. 23, 2004

Aldo Noel Rascon and Socorro Elena Gomez, of Glenwood Springs, Jan. 23, 2004

Kyle Randell Abbott and Lindsey Lou Ann Marshall, of Rifle, Jan. 22, 2004

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