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LaVeta Tharp has been a rural letter carrier for the New Castle Post Office for 15 years, and after all that time she is calling it quits.

LaVeta will enjoy her retirement with her grandchildren and has many plans to travel.

Send best wishes to LaVeta care of the New Castle Post office.

Stephanie Mae Hughes was born March 4, 2004. She weighed 8 pounds, 1.4 ounces and was 21 inches long. Stephanie was welcomed by her mom and dad Travis and Beth Hughes, big sister Jessica, grandparents Dan and Marian Hughes of Carbondale, grandfather Arthur Nole of Spokane, Wash., and grandmother Crystal Jones of Saguache.

The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado has announced that Gus Lundin, son of Cindy and Fritz Lundin, is on the dean’s list for the fall semester. Gus, a letterman on the CU track team, is spending spring break with the track team training in Tempe, Ariz.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is featured in the April issue of FamilyFun magazine, in the Family Traveler section. “A day-trip to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is hard to top.” The article recommends hopping aboard the Iron Mountain Tramway for a picturesque ride to the peak of Iron Mountain, touring the Fairy Caves, and then having lunch at Exclamation Point Restaurant. FamilyFun is a Disney publication read by more than 1.5 million families around the country.

Glenwood Springs High School DECA is looking for nominees for its annual “Entrepreneur of the Year” award.

The recipient will be recognized at the Chamber Resort Association Awards Luncheon on April 29.

With so many entrepreneurs in Glenwood Springs who are unique and have unique ideas, there is no criteria for selecting a nominee. Instead, people nominating should use whatever criteria they choose.

The nomination deadline is April 16. Nominations should be sent to: Glenwood Springs High School DECA, 1340 Pitkin, Glenwood Springs CO, 81601. Nominations can also be faxed to 384-5556, or e-mailed to

Be sure to include the entrepreneur’s name, business, and why they are worthy of the nomination.

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