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Richard Nash is still ready to party, even at 50! Contact him with birthday wishes at 379-5172 or richard@richardanash.com.

Local Boy Scout leaders ventured to the Philmont Scout Ranch outside of Cimarron, N.M., Aug. 20-26 for Wood Badge training. This training is the highest level of training for leaders in the Boy Scouts of America. Wood Badge training teaches leadership skills to assist leaders in developing the best scouting experience for our local boys through character building and leadership development.

Matthew Kolecki, son of Rich and Laura Kolecki of Westminister, married the love of his life, Veronica Loya, daughter of Gilbert Loya and Claudia Weaver Ventura of Glenwood Springs, on Aug. 26, 2006, in Silt. Matt graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 2002, and Veronica graduated from Roaring Fork High School in 2002. The new couple lives in Rifle.



Joani Knuepfer of Silt and The Ultimate Zip, a 1991 Sorrel American Quarter Horse gelding, placed in the Top 10 in select western riding at the 2006 Bayer Select World Championship show Aug. 29-Sept. 3 in Amarillo, Texas.The Bayer Select World Championship Show is an invitational event specifically for amateur exhibitors age 50 and older.

Mark Nieslanik of Carbondale has been elected as a delegate to the 123rd annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, to be held Nov. 13 in Louisville, Ky.Nieslanik, a member of the American Angus Association, is one of 389 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. The American Angus Association has more than 34,000 active members and is the largest beef breed organization in the world.


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