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CRMS Receives Honors in Communications CompetitionColorado Rocky Mountain School is the recipient of two awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education in its annual District VI awards competition, for the school’s communications materials.CRMS received a silver award for publications produced on a budget, and a bronze for overall publications program improvement. The silver award was for the school’s redesigned newsletter, and the bronze for the CRMS newsletter, viewbook recruitment materials and student-parent handbook. The awards were presented in January at the annual CASE District VI conference in Kansas City, Mo.Of this year’s award-winners, all but two are colleges and universities, in a district that ranges from Colorado to Iowa. CRMS is the only college-prep school to have been named. Among the other schools cited for their communications materials are the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado State University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Saint Louis University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Denver.The school has also just relaunched its new Web site, which was redesigned in conjunction with Havoc Interactive of Boulder. The site can be found at enlisteeCivilian Brandy M. Wehrer, niece of Michael and Denise Crow of Rifle, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Denver. Wehrer will report for active duty to undergo basic training at the Navy’s Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. Waltsak makes dean’s list Garrett Waltsak made the dean’s list, 3.76, at Mesa State College for the fall semester. He is now attending Colorado School of Mines. Parents are Diana Kruis and Richard Waltsak of Glenwood Springs. Garrett graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 2002.Italians can connectNoted Basalt author and historian Earl V. Elmont will be addressing the Aspen Historical Society at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Mountain Chalet Building in Aspen. The Mountain Chalet is approximately one block west of the McDonald’s, adjacent to the park.The topic of his address will be “Woody Creek and the Italian Connection.” The event is open to all but may be of particular interest to those of Italian descent. Mr. Elmont is the author of the best-selling book “Basalt and the Frying Pan, a Legacy of the Colorado Midland Railroad.” Elmont is quick to share his knowledge of extremely interesting historical facts about the Roaring Fork Valley and is currently working on a book about Woody Creek and the Italians.Family Fitness raises funds for tsunami reliefNew Castle Family Fitness held an open house Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 29 and 30, to raise funds for the American Red Cross tsunami fund. Dusty “Good Hands” Pizzelli provided chair massages, and Grace Michelle donated all her tip money for the month. The New Castle Diner supplied a good assortment of food for the day. The fitness center gave away prizes and raised $425 for the fund. The staff of the New Castle Family Fitness thanks all its members and folks that came in to work out and donate to this worthy cause.For further information, contact New Castle Family Fitness at 984-3200.Chesley makes CU dean’s list for fall semesterTara Chesley, a senior geology major at the University of Colorado, Boulder, has made the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list for fall semester 2004. The dean’s list requires that a student hold a 3.75 or better GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of coursework for the given semester. This achievement ranks Tara among the top students at CU. She is the daughter of Steve and Mary Kay Chesley of Rifle, and will graduate from CU in May.Tell your sweetie you careValentine Love Notes in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent are now available. Tell your friends and loved ones how much you care. Love notes will appear in the GSPI in print and online Monday, Feb. 14. They will stay online for two weeks. Go to to place your love note, e-mail or call 945-9937. The deadline is Friday at 4 p.m. Recent marriagesRodrigo Daniel Obreque and Katie Jean Taylor, of Glenwood Springs, Oct. 1, 2004Erik Francis Semrau and Lila C. Jones, of Marble, Sept. 25, 2004Gustavo Iturralde and Ana Laura Perez, of Rifle, July 20, 2004

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