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Rifle Creek Golf Club hosts the Gap Closer tournament on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The one-man, two-ball scramble will tee off with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $35 and includes green fees and a cart.Information: 625-1093

The Glenwood Springs Basketball Officials Association is looking for people interested in becoming high school basketball officials. Classes will be held to teach future officials everything they need to know.Classes start today at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School in room 414.Information: Ty Derby, 947-0445

The Carbondale Recreation Department hosts the NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Carbondale Middle School. Boys and girls ages 8-15 can test their punting, passing and kicking skills in the free event. Winners will advance to a sectional competition held in Grand Junction. Information: Chris, 704-4115



Developmental skateboard lessons will be held Sept. 30 and Oct. 14 and are offered by the Carbondale Recreation Department. The cost is $30 per class. The classes are for beginners through advanced, for ages 5 and older. Spaces are limited. Information: Woodsie, 704-4116

The Demon Invite Citizens’ Cross Country Race will be held Saturday at Two Rivers Park. It will be a 5K cross country style course. The event will start at 8:30 a.m., and the cost is $10. Registration is on the day of the race. Proceeds from the race support the Glenwood Springs High School Cross Country team. Information: Coach Mike, 309-4795



The first ever Chameleon and Merle Open Disc Golf Tournament is set for Saturday at Bert & Ernie Park in Carbondale. The 18-hole event will take place during the fall membership drive for KDNK, Carbondale’s community access radio, and will include live on-air coverage of the action.The tournament includes a competitive flight for those who are regular disc golfers or have a disc golf nickname. Local pros with names like the Praying Mantis and Rhyno are expected to participate in the competitive group. The tournament will also include a flight for recreational golfers or those who lack a ferocious nickname.The outing is limited to 50 disc golfers. The entry fee is $25 and each golfer receives two special edition discs that will be used during the event and a mini-disc. Prizes will be awarded. Hole sponsors ($50) are also needed. All proceeds will go to KDNK.Entry forms are available at http://www.kdnk.org or by contacting Bob Schultz at bschultz@sopris.net.


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