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Cullen O’Brien, just 8 years old, sunk the season’s first hole-in-one at Ranch at Roaring Fork back on May 12. The youngster swung a 3-wood and drained the shot from 145 yards away on the sixth hole.

O’Brien lives at Ranch at Roaring Fork and took second in last year’s Aspen Junior Golf tournament at the Ranch.

The Glenwood Springers track club will have its first practice at 6 p.m. on May 26 at the Glenwood Springs High School track.



Registration will be available at the meeting. The club is for boys and girls 8 to 18 years old.

Call Mike Kishimoto with questions at 379-3365 or e-mail Jenikishi@aol.com.



The annual Rifle High School/Rocky Mountain Baseball Camp, put on by Rifle High School baseball coach Troy Phillips, his coaching staff and players, will be held May 26-29 from 8-10:30 a.m. each day at Deerfield Park’s Cooper Field in Rifle.

The camp is for players 8 to 14 years old and costs $50. Camp fliers are available at the Rifle Recreation Department. Contact Phillips at 625-5376 for more information.

Coal Ridge High School is looking for a head volleyball coach for the 2009 season.

Contact Rick Schmitz at 309-1591 or 665-6751 if interested in applying.

The Thunder River 5K Run/Walk, which benefits the Thunder River Theatre Company’s children’s programs, is scheduled for June 6 at 8 a.m. in downtown Carbondale. Register at Independence Run and Hike (995 Cowen Center Drive, Carbondale).

Awards will be given by age group. There will also be a costume category. Also featured will be a big raffle.

Contact 704-0909 for more information.

The second annual Run For Their Lives 5K run/walk is slated for June 6 at 8:30 a.m. Registration begins on race day at 7:15 a.m. at Stoney Ridge ball field, behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School in Silt. The cost for the race is $25 and proceeds benefit the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation, which helps to rehabilitate and release wild animals.

For more race information or to pre-register, call Sandy at 876-2081.


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