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Mountain Mailbag

Edited by Kay Vasilakis
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Rona Fischer of Glenwood Springs is proud to announce the engagement of her son, Tyrel Cooper, to Michelle Sullivan, daughter of Frank and Linda Sullivan of Fort Collins.

Tyrel is a 2000 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School and a 2004 graduate of Fort Lewis College. He is a hardwood floor specialist. Michelle is a 2000 graduate of Rocky Mountain High School and a 2004 graduate of Fort Lewis College. She is a credit analyst for Level 3 Communications.

They will be married May 26, 2007, at the Tapestry House LaPorte.

Special Olympics, a series of events for physically and mentally disabled kids and adults, was held April 28 in Grand Junction. Teams from all over the state competed in activities that included relay races, obstacle courses, walks and dashes, and a tennis ball throw.

Most of the team members from our valley are employed at Safeway and Mountain Valley Weavers in Glenwood Springs.

Bobby Layman, son of Bob and Mary Layman of Silt, was selected to attend the 2007 National Paralympic Academy to be held June 1-4 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

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The event takes place every two years and is designed to bring together student athletes, coaches and program directors from Paralympic organizations across the country to share best practices, discuss Olympic and Paralympic ideals and to be inspired by Paralympians facilitating the Academy programs.

The students will participate in sports training sessions with U.S. Paralympians, a VIP tour of the OTC, and they will also spend the weekend being mentored by Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Parachute eighth-grader Bryanna Emmons’ artwork has been selected to represent the Garfield County Libraries TeenReads program this summer. Her poster, “You Never Know,” will appear on all promotional materials including bookmarks and reading logs. She will be awarded a check for $50 from the Garfield Library Foundation.

Congratulations, Bryanna!

Editor’s note: The picture of the poster we received via e-mail was upside down (gold eyebrows were at the bottom). In our attempt to switch the photo correctly, it was inadvertently flipped backwards in the May 9 Post Independent. This is the correct view of the poster.