I am writing this letter to say thank you to the many people who supported the Rifle Bears football team.
First, thank you to all the football moms. Thank you for all the behind the scenes work: All the decorating, all the team dinners and all the laundry.
Next, thank you to all the coaches. Thank you for preparing each and every week. For all the obsessive hours spent over the weekends. Our success this season would not have happened without you.
Thirdly, to the transportation people up at the bus barn. Thank you for donating a second bus for these last two playoff games. The extra leg room and extra teammates were greatly appreciated.
Also, thank you to the city of Rifle and all the Rifle High School students for all the support this season. All the people coming to the games made it a lot of fun to play. The send off before the state game is something we will remember for the rest of our lives. It has truly been a blessing to play for you.
And lastly, thank you to my teammates. Thank you for the early mornings and late nights. Thank you for the practices at Mesa when it was 100 degrees and at home when it was 10 degrees. These last four years together I wouldn't trade for anything. Thanks for always staying Rifle tough! It's been a great ride.
Veterans Olie Squires and Jake Jacobs of Rifle Elks #2195 were awarded the Presidents Call to Service Award on Veterans Day at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Rifle for having over 4,000 hours of volunteer service in a lifetime.
The award recognizes citizens and lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period, or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime.
Thank you Rifle Bears football team and coaches for all the time and effort, heart and soul you have invested in our program, our school and our town.
I'm sure I speak for thousands when I say you united us this fall and you made us proud.
Four homeowners in Battlement Mesa and Parachute have decorated their homes for the annual Holiday Home Tour on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m.
P.E.O. Chapter IP is again sponsoring this scholarship fundraiser. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling Ann Chance at 285-5627 or B.J. Lindauer at 285-1112. Tickets are also available for purchase at each of the homes during the tour.
Proceeds will be used to provide scholarships for graduates in the community.
This year's tour will include homes in Canyon View Village, Monument Creek Village, Stoneridge Circle, and Parachute. Cookies and coffee will be provided at the Stoneridge Circle home.