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Keith and Leanne Richel, of Glenwood Springs, are pleased to announce the birth of their new baby boy, Justin Caleb Richel. He was born at 7:46 a.m. Nov. 17, 2005, at Valley View Hospital, and was 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and 19 inches long at birth.His big brother is Jared Richel, who is 4 years old.Proud grandparents are Dan Paul, of Glenwood Springs, Karen Lurvey, of Grand Junction, and Dennis and Debby Richel, of Silt. Great-grandparents are Lamar and Joan Podbevsek, of Grand Junction, Elmer and Ester Richel, of New Castle, and Desmond and Margaret Harris, of Glenwood Springs.

Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Kalani L. Stone, son of Cindy L. Stone, of Rifle, and Ray K. Stone, of Sacramento, Calif., recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, in San Diego, which is designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.Stone and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a. m. by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Stone spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments which included learning first aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training. They performed close order drills and operated as a small infantry unit during field training.Stone and other recruits also received instruction on the Marine Corps’ core values – honor, courage and commitment, and what the core values mean in guiding personal and professional conduct.Stone and fellow recruits ended the training phase with The Crucible, a 54-hour team evolution culminating in an emotional ceremony in which recruits are presented the Marine Corps Emblem, and addressed as “Marines” for the first time in their careers.

Fred Aaron Andersen and Ramy Geo Gunter, of Parachute, Sept. 3, 2005Jorge Juarez Bustillos and Alejandra Victorina Gil Contreras, of Glenwood Springs, Sept. 7, 2005Leonid Lebovich and Miranda McKenzie Bailey, of Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 4, 2005Armando Artemio Villegas and Loida Daniela Ochoa Mendez, of New Castle and Rifle, Sept. 9, 2005Raul F. Delgado Dominguez and Laura Delia Jurado Corral, of Glenwood Springs, Sept. 12, 2005Kevin C. Hessheimer and Madeline A. Allee Rama, of Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 12, 2005Bryan Travis Oliver and Jasmine Marie Chiles, of Rifle, Sept. 13, 2005Matthew Vernon Martin and Dawn Christine Morgant, of Silt, Sept. 12, 2005Arlon Blaine Earl and Karen Kay Spaulding, of Rifle, Sept. 10, 2005James Robert Bloomfield and Laurel Kay Hendricks, of Rifle and New Castle, Sept. 10, 2005Wyatt Davis Lichtenhahn and Rachel Lynn Hall, of Rifle and Fruita, Sept. 10, 2005Douglas Boylan Richardson and Annabelle Zyta Booth, of Lakewood, Aug. 20, 2005Josh Michael Bennett and Danielle Poffenbarger, of Rifle, Sept. 15, 2005Michael Douglas Schlicher and Alexis Andrea Carter, of Glenwood Springs, Sept. 13, 2005John Claude Teague and Brenda Roseanne Kroh, of Carbondale, Sept. 10, 2005James Jay Phillips and Eden Elisabeth Marsh, of Carbondale, Sept. 10, 2005


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