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Special to the Post IndependentReading, writing and rafting: Dustin Bowers, left, of Glenwood Springs, is greeted by team leader Jessie Kauppila as they prepare to leave on a raft trip on the Deschutes River in Central Oregon. The raft trip was part of 2005 Orientation Week at Reed College in Portland, Ore., where Dustin is among 14 students from Colorado in the colleges Class of 2009.

Sanya and Luis Polar are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Ana Sophia Polar, born 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at Valley View Hospital. She weighed a mere 9 pounds 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Big brother is Nicolas Gabriel; proud grandparents are Luis and Irma Polar of San Juan, Puerto Rico and Betty Gregg of Mesquite, Nev.

Ryan and Dorota Swartzendruber, of Chicago, are the proud parents of Jon Paul Swartzendruber, born Sept. 16, 2005. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 inches long at birth.He is the little brother of Ania Maria Swartzendruber and the grandson of proud grandparents Sherell and Jon Swartzendruber, of Glenwood Springs, and Helena and Andrzej Skinderowicz, of Schiller Park, Ill. He is the great-grandson of Katherine Westley, of Glenwood Springs, Shirley and Leo Swartzendruber, of Grand Junction, and Maria Kadzik, of Glenview, Ill.

Richard Douglas Smidt and Elyce Alaine Beach, of Glenwood Springs, June 17, 2005Phillip Charles Bacon and Katie Marie Johnson, of Loveland and Rifle, June 18, 2005Phillip Charles Bacon and Katie Marie Johnson, of Loveland and Rifle, June 18, 2005

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