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After leaving the Scroggle Creek checkpoint early Monday morning, Roaring Fork Valley resident Bill Pinkham sat in 10th place in the Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race standings.

Pinkham, who’s dropped six of his 14 dogs since the race’s start, will next check in at Stepping Stone, which sits some 282 miles from the race’s finishing point in Whitehorse, Yukon.

The Yukon Quest trail spans 1,000 miles and began Feb. 9 in Fairbanks, Alaska.



Through the opening stage of the Amgen Tour of California bicycle race, Glenwood Springs High School graduate Bobby Julich is in 28th place.

The Team CSC rider is going head to head with a world-class field in the seven-stage race. Stage 1 saw cyclists take off from Sausalito and finish 100 miles later in Santa Rosa. Both are northern California cities. The race opened with a Sunday prologue in Palo Alto.



Stage 2, scheduled for today, spans nearly 116 miles from Santa Rosa to Sacramento.

In Sunday’s story on Rifle wrestling at the 4A Western Regionals at Moffat County, it was incorrectly printed in the headline that five Bear wrestlers qualified for state. Six actually made it, which was correctly represented in the story. Also, James Conrardy had three pins en route to his region championship, not two.

New Castle Recreation is taking registration for spring soccer online at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org. Starting Feb. 25, registration will be available at the New Castle Community Center in New Castle.

Information: 984-3352.

New Castle Recreation is taking registration for wrestling, which starts Feb. 25 and runs through May 3. Practice will be 4-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays for first graders and younger. Practice for second graders and older runs 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Information: 984-3352.

The Roan Plateau Soccer Association has a couple openings on its U18 boys state team. Players must have a competitive soccer background and practices are held three days a week, two hours per day, in Rifle. The season runs March through May and consists of approximately five home games and five away games with a home tournament in June. Travel could be as far away as Pueblo.

Information: 876-0183.

The Sunlight ski team is looking for volunteers to help work the J5 finale ski race at Sunlight Mountain Resort on March 15-16.

Volunteers will receive lift tickets for the days they volunteer plus an additional ticket for another day. Lunch will also be included.

Information: Bill Kimminau, 379-2463 or kimminau5@q.com.

The ninth annual Sequoia Glen 5K run/walk will take place on Saturday, March 15, at 3 p.m.

The race starts and finishes at the base of Mitchell Creek Road in West Glenwood Springs and the cost to enter is $10, with all proceeds benefiting Colorado Animal Rescue.

Registration begins at 2 p.m. on race day.

Walkers are welcome.

This is the first race in the 2008 Colorado River Valley Charity Race Series.

Information: 945-0979.


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