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Basalt High School’s Lady Longhorns are league champions for the fourth consecutive year and will go to the state finals for the third consecutive year. Pictured is the entire Lady Longhorns basketball team plus Coach Terry Kappeli, top right and Pat Riley, top left. Not shown: Assistant Coach Rob Schwener and Basalt High School Athletic Director Mike Green. Basalt Town Council proclaimed March 9-15, 2004, Lady Longhorns Week in honor of the championship team.

Wheels for charity

Here’s an offer that might be appealing to a legitimate valley charity. We received a call from Jerry, a valley resident who says he has a perfectly decent 1993 Ford Aerostar minivan that he’s willing to donate to charity ” although you shouldn’t necessarily interpret that as an opportunity to pick up a free set of wheels for personal use. Give Jerry a call at 544-0627; he’d like the vehicle to go to some worthwhile use.

Military news

Air Force Airman 1st Class Christophor L. Brors has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Brors, the son of Connie Brors of Rifle, is a 2003 graduate of Rifle High School.

Recent marriages

Marco Antonio Luna Carranza and Anna Lorena Martinez, of Rifle, Jan. 27, 2004

Blinded by science: Riverside School’s science fair team included, from left, Kathy Rogue, Asa Fix, Seth Carmichell, Nadine Chavez, Mayona Hamrick, Karina Tlaxcala, Erin Gorsett, Allison Schaiberger, Josh Davidson, Kyle Simonson and Caleb Mahon. 10 kids from New Castle’s Riverside School produced some great results at the Western Slope Regional Science Fair, held March 5-6 in Grand Junction. In fact, the students did so well that Riverside received the Outstanding Science Department award and $500 for science equipment. Nadine Chavez, Erin Gorsett and Josh Davidson all won first place in their divisions, with Josh qualifying to compete at the state science fair in Fort Collins and Erin winning a special award in geoscience. Allison Schaiberger and Caleb Mahon each won third place in their divisions; Mayona Hamrick won $150 in special awards.

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