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Glenwood Parks and Recreation offering youth outdoor trip optionsThe Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department has several upcoming trips for youth. There will be an Outdoor Club trip on Aug. 8-9 to the Monarch Crest Trail, where participants will be mountain biking and camping overnight. The first 12 miles of this ride are at elevations between 11,000 and 12,000 feet as the Crest Trail meanders along the Continental Divide, offering participants sensational views. The trip is open to youth ages 12-17. Those who sign-up must have experience riding on various terrain and must bring their own bike. The fee for this trip is $55 resident/$66 non-resident and includes transportation, food and camping fees.The next two trips are part of the summer hiking series sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. The goal of these hikes is to help youth become responsible for the environment and forest lands while gaining hiking experience. On Aug. 3, the hike will be to Marble Quarry and on Aug. 10, the hike will be to Braderick Creek. The hikes leave from the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 8 a.m. and return at 2 p.m. The hikes are open to youth ages 9-14. Participants must wear sturdy shoes and bring a lunch and water for the trip. There is no fee for the hiking trips.Information: (970) 384-6301.Registrations being acceptedfor Soda Pop OpenThe 2006 Soda Pop Open is set for Monday, Aug. 7, at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club on the hill in West Glenwood. The annual tournament is open to junior golfers, ages 5-18. Players ages 5-13 play 9 holes. That event begins at 8:30 a.m. A 18-hole event starts at 12:30 p.m. for boys 13-15 and 16-18. There will be a separate tournament for girls, with 9- to 12-year-olds playing three holes, 13- to 15-year-olds playing a nine-hole competition, and 16- to 18-year-olds playing 18 holes. Cost is $10.Information: 945-7086.Coal Ridge boys golf tryouts start MondayCoal Ridge High School will hold tryouts for its boys golf team at Lakota Canyon Golf Course Aug. 7-8 at 4 p.m. Anyone interested will need to have their physicals and training rules signed and updated prior to the start of tryouts.Information: Scott Zevin, 625-6720.Titan Football Camp slated for Monday The four-day, Coal Ridge instructional football camp will take place at the high school’s football field Monday, Aug. 7, through Thursday, Aug. 10. Sessions for fourth- through sixth-grade students are 5-6:30 p.m. Instruction for seventh and eighth grades runs from 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $30. Sign-ups are being accepted at Coal Ridge High School prior to the start of camp and on-site Monday.Information: Jim Hofman, 319-0503.Cardinal football camp starts MondayThe 2006 Cardinal football camp will be held Monday through Thursday at Grand Valley High School. The camp, which is open to middle school and high school players, will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. all four nights. The cost is $25.Information: Mike Johnson, 283 – 5120Bears soccer camp kicks-off Aug. 8Rifle High School is hosting a free soccer camp for high school boys planning on playing for the high school this fall. Dates are Aug. 8-11 from 6-8 p.m. at the RHS soccer field.Information: Tom Taucher, 625-7792.Parent-coaches meetings scheduled at Rifle and Coal RidgeMeetings will be held for parents of Rifle and Coal Ridge fall athletes, giving them chances to meet with coaches and go over the expectations for the fall.Coal Ridge’s meeting will take place 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at CRHS. Rifle’s will be held 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at RHS. No activity bus will be provided. Athletes are expected to provide their own transportation.Still time to register for youth football seasonThe Three Rivers Youth Football League has openings available for third- and fourth-grade teams and fifth- and sixth-grade teams in Glenwood and Carbondale for the upcoming season. Cost is $175. Fees include uniform, except for cleats. Team practices start Aug. 28.Information: Craig Denney, 945-9109.Youth Football camp coming to GSHSRegistrations are now being accepted for the Glenwood/Three Rivers Youth Football camp for third through eighth graders. Camp will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 15-17 at the high school’s practice field. Cost of the non-contact, skills related camp is $30.Sessions are under the instruction of the Glenwood High football coaching staff, with assistance by the school’s varsity players.Information: 945-9109.


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