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Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to present the 2007 Garfield County Fair Parade. A total of 62 entries participated in this year’s parade. This event would not be possible without the hard work of the following people who made the 2007 Fair Parade a success:Rifle Chamber Corporate Sponsors – EnCana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc., Wal-Mart, and Alpine Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. Special Event Sponsors – Bank of Colorado and Mountain Air Mechanical, parade participants, American Legion Kelly-Hanson Post #78. Dave Ebeler and staff of the Garfield County Fairgrounds; Garfield County Road And Bridge; the city of Rifle and Police Department; Garfield County Sheriff’s Department/Auxiliary; the Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle and Silt Police Departments; Jim Bell and Channel 10; Sonya Morgan and Connie from the Re-2 School District Transportation Department; Action Shop Services; Micro Plastics; Charles Burkett and Burkett Properties; Family Dollar; Rocky Mountain Liquors; announcer John Bolles; the Chambers of Commerce for Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Parachute and Silt; as well as the Silt Heydays, and Burning Mountain Days Parade committees; local media; Rifle Middle School’s Lisa Minturn; CDOT; RFTA; Creekbend Café and Bistro; Midland Motor Company; Sergio Flores; Silvertip Printing; Tom Boas; Rocky Mountain Disposal; Tony Hamrick and the Fostvedt Family; Ned Carey from Alpine Wireless; Town and Country Veterinary Hospital and the Rifle Information Center Volunteers. Parade judges: Silt Mayor Dave Moore; KMTS’ Ron Milhorn; Rifle Recreation’s Wayne Edgeton; Rich Carter from Carter Johnson Architectural; Teri Kinkade from CMC; Ben Neuroth from Budget Blinds; Mark Sours from Roaring Fork Valley Coop and Karen Rhoades. Our parade committee: Andrea Maddalone; Sergeant Vaughn Miles; Shari Neuroth from Metro Brokers; Monique Speakman from Title Company of the Rockies; Jill Hamrick and Donna Fostvedt; volunteers Mark and Carla Fergen and The Mountain Air Mechanical Staff; Joy Wentzel from Alpine Bank; Robbie Thomas-Cardenas from Beyond Horizons Consulting; Jim Voorheis from American National Bank; Scott Becker from Bank of Colorado and Sue Bilsdad.Thank you, all!Annick Pruett, executive directorRifle Area Chamber of Commerce

We returned from a month-long tour of Europe with the Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus July 23, 2007. We were selected to join the Honor Chorus for the tour. After the intense training with the choir, the 2007 Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus began our tour of Europe. Starting in Rothenberg, Germany, the group began a series of 14 concerts. From Germany, we traveled through Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, and Luxembourg. As well as performing the concerts, we were able to tour world famous landmarks and explore each of the cities we visited. After one month with the Sound of America, we headed home. Before the long journey through Europe, we were faced with the difficult task of raising funds to cover the cost for the tour. Without the help of family, friends, and local businesses, the trip wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you to all of these supportive people and wonderful businesses that made our dream become a reality: Johnson Construction; A-1 Heating & Cooling, Inc.; Kristen L. Hodgen Agency; Leisure Carpet-Mart & Upholstery; Gran Farnum Printing; Help-U-Sell Town & Country Real Estate; Professional Auto Body & Frame, Inc.; America’s Best Value Inn; Roaring Fork Family Physicians; Zheng Asian Bistro; Town & Country Vet Hospital, Inc.; Miner’s Stake, LLC; Kuersten Concrete, LLC; Chelewski Pipe & Supply, Inc.; Wal-Mart Super Center in Rifle; Cahill & Associates, Inc.; Flattops Fencing; Harrelson Music, Inc.; Berthod Motors, Inc.; Deaun McCown; Outwest Drywall Supply; Joe Carpenter Insurance Agency; Dodson Engineered Products, Inc.; Thompson Computer Services, LLC; Preceptor Beta Kappa; Tim’s Tools; Valley Drywall, Inc.; Brad’s Electrical Service, Inc.; Creekside Hair Salon; Heyl, LLC; Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse; Elk Creek Taxidermy; Colorado Heritage, LLC; Flint Energy; Williams Production Company.Kalli Fox, SiltTyler Reece, SiltCoal Ridge High School

I would like to thank everyone for their time and contributions in the 19th annual LaFarge Company Golf Tournament, held Aug. 10 at the Rifle Creek Golf Course. This event’s proceeds went to the Don Kriz Youth Farm.Specifically, I would like to thank Steve Wood and Phil Long for all of their hard work in making this tournament a great success. Also, thanks to Steve Damm with Berthod Motors for providing a car as a “hole-in-one” prize.Ken KrizGlenwood Springs


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