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Parkison Junker wedding

Jessica Parkison and Stephen Junker, both of Portland, Ore., are planning a Sept. 25 wedding in Glenwood Springs. Jessica is the daughter of Don and Angie Parkison of Glenwood Springs and Stephen is the son of the late Willis Junker and Nancy and Jack Brown of West Des Moines, Iowa.

Jessica, a 1996 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, attended University of Colorado, Boulder, and works as a human resources specialist for Medical Staffing Network.



Stephen is a 1993 graduate of Heelan High School. He earned his political science degree from Iowa State University and is a medical claims examiner for Allied Insurance. The couple hopes eventually to live closer to their families.



Results of ‘Great

Rifle Take-Off’ Vote

Readers of the online edition of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent (www.postindependent.com) say “they shouldn’t.”

For the past week, Web site visitors have had a chance to vote yea or nay to the question of whether Rifle City Council members should “show us all what they wear under there,” during Rifle Rendezvous festivities.

The idea was to draw attention to Rifle and boost attendance at the Rendezvous, and an appreciative audience would be encouraged to toss money on the stage to benefit local charities.

But would such a show demean the high offices of Rifle City Council? Are council members obligated to show the world that Rifle is a fun place to visit?

Yes and no.

With a total of 207 votes cast by 5 p.m. Tuesday, the polling was split 59 percent no, 38 percent yes, and 3 percent not sure.

Whether this lets Rifle’s council members off the hook remains to be seen.

Cooper Luetke born

Cooper David Luetke, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, was born on March 17, 2004, at Valley View Hospital to proud parents Richie and Amy Luetke and loving big sister Addison. Cooper’s grandparents are Dave and Jeanne Sheriff and Rich Luetke of Glenwood Springs.

Landon Thomas Koski

Landon Thomas Koski was born March 20, 2004, in Glenwood Springs to Michael and Tammy Koski. Landon weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

His grandparents are Tom and Kathy Johnson of Eugene, Ore., and Kip and Wendy Koski of Glenwood Springs.

Awesome social worker

Celynn Krueger is an awesome social worker! Columbine Home Health would like to recognize Celynn’s hard work this month, which is Social Work Month.


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