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Brian and Veronica Capraro wish to thank all Dulcinea Capraro’s sponsors who enabled her to attend the National American Miss pageant in Denver in August. Her participation helped her gain self-confidence and poise, and she looks forward to participating again next year.

Thanks to John and Iris Chavez, Glenwood Springs Ford, US Bank, Peter and Carol Mirabito, Steve and Pam Reed, XDrop, Lesley Gorman, McDonald’s , Carl Ciani, State Farm Insurance and Georgia MacDonell and coworkers from Mountain Radiology.

Bel Carpenter, of Basalt, and his wife, Emily, recently took first place in the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively, of the Colorado Regional Gosh Cup 2005, Third Annual Yoga Asana Championship, held earlier this month in Boulder.



Both Bel and Emily are now eligible to compete in the International Yoga Asana Championship, which will be held in February in California.

The Carpenters, who practice Bikram Yoga, currently own and manage Bikram’s Yoga College of India in Basalt, and formerly owned yoga studios in both Aspen and Glenwood Springs.



Competitors demonstrated five required postures and two optional postures before a panel of judges.

Scott and Valerie DeSomber, of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Maria DeSomber, at 1:46 a.m. Aug. 14, 2005, at Valley View Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Proud grandparents are Rick and Terri Peterson, of Spring Creek, Nev., and Kevin and Lorna DeSomber, of Sumbawa, Indonesia. Great-grandmother Joanne DeSomber, of Gillette, Wyo., and great-grandfather Woggie Peterson, of Kingston, Idaho, also welcome Anna to the family.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Lindsey M. Dahlin, daughter of Lillian L. and Dwight S. Dahlin, of Rifle, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.

Dahlin is a 2005 graduate of Rifle High School.

Army Pvt. Charles T. Smyth has graduated from basic combat military training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

He is the son of Thomas Smyth, and Teresa Smyth, both of Parachute.

Smyth is a 2005 graduate of Grand Valley High School, Parachute.

Laura and Randy Spiering, of Rifle, are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Gavin Randy Spiering, at 8:18 p.m. Oct. 20, 2005, at Valley View Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 20 inches long at birth.

Gavin’s big sister Holly is 20 months old. His proud great-grandfather is Frank Belli and his great-grandmother is Antoinnette Forcella, of New Port Rishey, Fla. Great-grandmother Olga Bothof, of Austin, Minn., also welcomes him into the family.

Gavin’s proud grandparents are Larry and Linda Forcella of Pelham, N.Y., and Tony and Dee Spiering, of Hollandale, Minn.

Navy Petty Officer Third Class Samuel J. Sellers, son of Theresa Klien, of Carbondale, and Samuel R. Sellers, of Keller, Texas, and his fellow shipmates completed exercise Malabar 2005. They did the exercise during a scheduled deployment while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins, homeported in San Diego.

The purpose of the exercise was to increase interoperability between the United States and Indian navies and enhance the cooperative security relationship between the two countries.

Sellers joined the Navy in February 2001.

Dean Allen Smith Jr. and Carrie Beth Hayes, of Rifle, July 9, 2005

Anthony David Smedra and Megan Nichole Vanvleet, of Rifle, July 12, 2005

Charles Brent Moss and Jennifer Katherine Collier, of Carbondale, June 18, 2005

David Peter Halsch and Michele Pfeifer, of Silt, June 25, 2005

Paul Edward Stoffel and Elizabeth Michelle Philpot, of Glenwood Springs and Green River, Wyoming, July 2, 2005

Guadalupe Vizcarra Romo and Tessa Ann Ford Lemon, of Rifle, July 11, 2005


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