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Crista and J. Ray Barlow III of Carbondale wish to announce the birth of their son, Jonathan Ross Barlow, born at 9:31 p.m. January 25, 2004, at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 22 inches in length. Grandparents include Jonathan and Sandra Towne of Brookfield, Wis., and J. Ray and Shirley Barlow Jr. of Smithfield, Va. Jonathan Ross shares his birthday with both his father and paternal grandfather; all three JRBs were born on Jan. 25.

An event that sounds like the absolute perfect assignment for Mr. Mountain Mailbag will have a number of volunteers demonstrating the exact effects of consuming alcohol, live and on the radio, on St. Patrick’s Day.

For the seventh year in a row, KMTS (99.1 FM) will hold its St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Awareness Day, with Gabe in the Morning and a team of volunteers discovering just how much is too much. From 6 to 10 a.m. on March 17, Gabe’s friends will be tippling cocktails at Juicy Lucy’s, under the supervision of local law enforcement officers, including Matt Gronbeck of the Glenwood Springs Police Department, Trooper Gentry of the State Patrol and Sgt. Jim Schuckers of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. The volunteers, including Elaena Covington, Barry Miller, and Kelly Acord, will undergo sobriety tests and Breathalyzer tests throughout to demonstrate the mental and physical effects of alcohol.

“It’s a very interesting and entertaining way to get this information out,” says General Manager Gabe Chenoweth. Gabe and Ron will be on hand to ask questions of law enforcement officers and volunteer drinkers and provide colorful word pictures to the unfolding events. This year they’ve also invited Dr. Dennis Eicher of New Castle Family Health to talk about related health care issues during the broadcast.

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Proud grandparents Bob and Barbara Bradshaw of Glenwood Springs have a new member of their extended family: Lily Noelani Kassis, born on Jan. 24, 2004, to son and daughter Patty and Mark Kassis of Waimea, Hawaii. Lily was 7 pounds, 11 ounces at birth. Lily’s other grandmother, Joan Kassis, lives in Twin Falls, Idaho.

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