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December 26, 2012
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Community Briefs - Dec. 27, 2012

Rifle City Council will proclaim Saturday, Jan. 5, in honor of this year's Rifle High School football team when they meet on Wednesday, Jan. 2, to issue the above proclamation. Congratulations to all the young men, coaches, parents, boosters and others from the Citizen Telegram, too!

Registration for spring semester at Colorado Mountain College is now under way. Many classes, including those taught via online learning, start the week of Jan. 14. Other classes start throughout the semester.

In Rifle, each household should have received a course schedule in the mail. More information and registration is available online at or at the college, 3695 Airport Road. Colorado Mountain College will be closed for winter break from Dec. 22-Jan. 1.

Students new to the college can apply online or where they wish to attend. New degree-seeking students are encouraged to see a counselor before registering. Returning students who have not taken classes within the past 12 months, and who wish to take credit classes, need to re-apply. They can register in person or online. Registration forms can be faxed or mailed. Current students who have taken classes within the past 12 months can register by mail, phone, fax or online.

For more information, visit the Rifle campus or call 625-1871. Information about bachelor's degrees is online at

Congratulations to Rifle High School students Mikayla Baker and Joseph Reyelts for making the 2013 All State Orchestra and All State Jazz Band, respectively. These students have been practicing their audition material since summer vacation for the chance to play in these ensembles. Your hard work has paid off. All of us at Rifle High School are proud of you!

It is very difficult to make these ensembles. Joseph was one of three people selected in the valley to participate in All State Jazz and one of four tenor saxophones selected in the state. He is the first person from Rifle High School in at least 15 years to be represented in this ensemble.

This year, more than 500 people from more than 100 schools

auditioned for All State Orchestra, and Mikayla was selected to participate.

The All State Jazz Band will meet Jan. 24-26 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, and the All State Orchestra will meet Feb. 14-16 in Fort Collins at Colorado State University.

If you would like to attend any of the all state performances or want any general information about the RHS band program, search for Rifle, CO High School Bands or become a fan of RHS Bands on Facebook.

Ryan Monarch

Director of Bands

Rifle High School

Singer and songwriter Leon Joseph Littlebird will weave his native and pioneer roots as part of the Jim Calaway Honors Series at Colorado Mountain College.

Blending Native American flute, guitar and vocals, Littlebird's music speaks of Colorado's rich history. His stories of pioneer life are influenced by his great-grandfather, one of the original settlers in Blackhawk, and he connects to his ancestral roots of the indigenous Navajo people of northern New Mexico with ancient flute music.

Littlebird has released four albums and performs and records with world-class musicians.

He will perform Friday, Jan. 18, in the Clough Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, 3695 Airport Road.

A reception will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $15 for full-time CMC students and children up to 17 years. Advance ticket sales are available at 947-8367. The concert will honor the late Marvelle Couey.

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The Post Independent Updated Dec 26, 2012 06:01PM Published Dec 26, 2012 05:55PM Copyright 2012 The Post Independent. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.