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Warriner-Garcia engagement announced

Royal and Diane Warriner of New Castle announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Warriner, to Ben Garcia, son of Kirk and Chris Ray of Longmont and Bud and Lois Garcia of Ogden, Utah.

Amanda graduated from Rifle High School in 1998, then attended the University of Northern Colorado, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She attended Northern Arizona University where she completed her master’s in counseling. Amanda is an academic advisor to the Greeley Dream Team in Greeley.

Ben graduated from Longmont High School in 1996, then attended the University of Northern Colorado, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and sociology. He raises and trains pointing and retrieving dogs for Hideaway Kennels, which he and Amanda own and operate in Hygiene near Longmont.

A June 12, 2004, wedding is planned in Allenspark.

Birthday greetings

Slightly belated birthday greetings go out to Alena Douglas:

Lordy, lordy … guess who’s 40 … again?

Happy 80th birthday.

Love, your family ” John, Sherry, Joe and Niki.

The Tricycle Thief

Boatloads of bad karma ” and, frankly, a bit of “what were you thinking, exactly” ” go out to whoever it was who heisted a $125 tricycle from the playground of Glenwood Springs Elementary School, earlier this week. Frankly, we didn’t know they made $125 tricycles, but no matter: Sonya Hemmen from the school was forced to file a police report and would be very gratified if the three-wheeler were returned to the school, no questions asked.

Wes Harris needs your help

A special fund has been established to help Wes Harris with his medical expenses ” anyone who’d like to contribute can do so at any Alpine Bank. His family is also planning a benefit to be held in the near future: We’ll let you know when we know the details.

Local student off to Washington, D.C.

Glenwood Springs High School student Jasmine Neuroth will be getting a wonderful opportunity ” she’s been chosen to attend the Presidential Classroom Future World Leaders Summit, held July 10-17 in Washington, D.C. The program provides the best and brightest high school juniors and seniors some amazing access to the leaders who shape America’s public policies; students from the U.S. and 30 different countries will attend. While in D.C., the students will get the opportunity to visit the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Department of State, Arlington National Cemetery and … just maybe, the White House.

Jasmine, who lives in New Castle, says she’s very excited to attend the Summit and is looking forward to meeting the teachers and fellow students and getting to see the nation’s capital. She’ll be speaking to local organizations and businesses to raise some donations to help pay for the trip.

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