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There is a drastic shortage of area volleyball officials needed for the fall season. If you are interested in officiating high school or middle school volleyball from Vail to Aspen to Parachute, please contact Donna at dshrull@comcast.net or (970) 433-0471. No experience necessary. We will train you.

Rifle High School is seeking assistant football coaches for the fall season.Contact athletic director Michael Green at 987-2155 or leave information with the district office at 625-7600 if interested.

Rifle High School is seeking a boys golf coach for the fall season.Contact athletic director Michael Green at 987-2155 or leave information with the district office at 625-7600 if interested.



The 16.5-mile Mount Sopris Runoff race is making its 30th appearance on July 26.Run in conjunction with Carbondale’s Mountain Fair, the foot race begins at 7-Eleven in downtown Basalt and ends at Sopris Park in Carbondale, the site of Mountain Fair. The race is one of the longest and most challenging in the Roaring Fork Valley, with a 1,500-foot ascent on West Sopris Creek Road and an 1,800-foot descent on Prince Creek Road into Carbondale.Preregistration forms are available at Ute Mountaineer and Basalt Bike and Ski in Aspen, at Ajax Bike in Carbondale and at Summit Canyon in Glenwood Springs. The entry fee is $24 prior to the race and $25 on race day. Included is a Mountain Fair/Sopris Runoff T-shirt and finish-line refreshments. A free shuttle is available at 11:15 a.m. to return runners to Basalt.The race starts promptly at 8 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 7:15 a.m. at the Basalt 7-Eleven.Info: Bruce Gabow, 927-4135.

Glenwood Springs Golf Club is accepting registrations of two-woman teams for the July 26 Storm King Ladies Open. The cost is $90 per team.To register or for more information, call GSGC at 945-7086.



The annual 4-on-4 Glenwood Hoop D’Ville Basketball Tournament is scheduled for July 26 at Sayre Park from noon to 8 p.m. It is an open tournament, open to ages 15-60.There will be prizes for teams that finish first through sixth, as well as the last-place team. The tournament is limited to 16 teams.Information: Michael Picore 927-6975 (work) 309-2911 (cell).

Rifle Mountain Park is once again playing host to the Aug. 2 Cheatin’ Woodchuck Chase 5-mile run and 2.3-mile fun run/walk. The race starts at 9 a.m., with a bus leaving from Rifle Mountain Park for the starting line at 8:10 a.m.Registration costs $15 before July 25 and $20 after. Information: Rifle Recreation, 625-2151; http://www.rifleco.org.

Early registration is now open for the fifth annual Lead King Loop charity races. This year’s event will be held on Sept. 14. In addition to the 25K and 12.5K, new to the schedule is a kids 2.5K. The races are part of the Colorado Runner Racing Series. These award-winning races take place in and around Marble on one of the prime color weekends of the fall.Sign up at http://www.leadkingloop25k. com and get updated information throughout the summer.

Rifle High School is holding a softball camp Aug. 4-8 at Deerfield Park in Rifle for players entering seventh through 12th grade.Register before July 30 at the regular rate of $60 or pay $75 after July 30. Registration forms are available at Rifle Recreation. Contact Cindy Skinner at 625-7777 for more information.


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