Mountain Mailbag 7/23 |

Mountain Mailbag 7/23

Lucas Homes PerryLucas Holmes Perry was born July 6, 2004, at Valley View Hospital to very proud parents Holly Christina and Travis Holmes Perry of Glenwood Springs. Lucas weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long. Lucas’ grandparents are Dennis and Karen Lucas of Grand Junction, and Norris and Laura Perry of Midlothian, Va. His great-grandparents are Evelyn Norris of Grand Junction and Robert and Colette Platt of Vero Beach, Fla. Castillo a pageant finalistCami Castillo of Parachute has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Colorado Pageant on July 31. Cami, 11, is the daughter of Ben and Linda Castillo and enjoys basketball, horseback and go-cart riding, visiting family, cross-stitching, and reading. Rochel makes dean’s listJessi Rochel, who just completed her freshman year in the college of liberal arts at Colorado State University, made the dean’s list for the spring 2004 semester. Jessi is a 2003 Roaring Fork High School Graduate. Brown-Cotton weddingWhitney L. Brown and Jeremy J. Cotton are planning an August 28, 2004, wedding in Redstone. Whitney, daughter of Jean Brown of New Castle, is a senior nursing student at the University of Wyoming and is anticipating graduation and a commission in the United States Air Force in May 2005. Jeremy, son of Cynthia Cotton of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Michael and Sudan Cotton of Henderson, Nev., is a University of Wyoming graduate and is currently stationed at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., and is awaiting pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Kunze makes dean’s listErin Kunze of Glenwood Springs made the dean’s list at Boston University for the spring 2004 semester. Zimmerman completes army basic trainingJessica Renee Zimmerman, daughter of Jeffery and Jami Zimmerman of Silt, has completed nine weeks of basic training for the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. In addition to the nine weeks of basic, Jessica also completed eight weeks of advanced individual training for a career as a military police soldier. She is home on three weeks leave to visit family and friends before she reports to Fort Campbell, Ky., July 27. Schopp family say thanksThe family of Margarete Schopp would like to thank everyone who supported them during a difficult time. They wrote the following poem:Perhaps you sent a lovely card,Or sat upon a chair.Perhaps you sent us beautiful flowers.If so, we saw them there.Perhaps you spoke the kindest wordsThat any friend could say.Perhaps you were not there at all,Just thought of us that day.Whatever you did to console our hearts,We thank you so much,Whatever your part. Contact usThe Community pages are your pages in the Post Independent. We rely on readers to contribute news and photos to make these pages lively. They appear Tuesday through Sunday. “Postings” is the place for news of events, meetings and programs that people living in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys should know about. Upcoming events appear once in Postings and then move on in a brief form to our FYI calendar. These items are edited by Dan Thomas.”Mountain Mailbag” is the place for news about people: births, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, retirements, military and academic honors, vacations, pets and goofy stuff. Ryan Graff edits Mailbag submissions.E-mail your Postings or Mailbag item to, mail or deliver a crisp copy to the newsroom at 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, or fax it to 945-4487.E-mail your Postings or Mailbag item to, mail or deliver a crisp copy to the newsroom at 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, or fax it to 945-4487.

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