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On Jan. 2, the Garfield County Sheriff's Office recognized two deputies for their heroic actions. Deputy Evan Jaramillo was honored with the esteemed lifesaving award, and Deputy Brian Sutton was honored with the Medal of Valor award. Surrounded by colleagues, friends and family, Jaramillo and Sutton listened as Sheriff Lou Vallario shared the two stories that led to the heroism. On March 1, 2012, Sutton was assisting the Colorado State Patrol with multiple accidents on I-70 in Glenwood Canyon. It was a cold, snowy morning, and the Interstate was backing up with accidents due to weather and poor road conditions. While directing traffic, Sutton observed an out-of-control vehicle headed for a citizen who was standing in the roadway on an elevated section of the canyon with no escape. Immediately, he began yelling and sprang into action in an attempt to move the citizen to safety. Unfortunately, both were struck by the vehicle and thrown several feet. Both were transported to Valley View Hospital, where they were treated for serious injuries. On Nov. 20, Jaramillo was sent on an EMS call regarding a 5-year-old boy that had stopped breathing. Jaramillo responded to the boy's home and contacted the parents, who were already performing CPR. Jaramillo immediately took over and continued performing CPR. After approximately five minutes of chest compressions, the ambulance crew arrived on scene and took over. The boy's breathing and pulse had resumed shortly thereafter. The boy was immediately transported by ambulance to Valley View Hospital, where the boy was breathing and had stabilized.

Grand River's Meals on Wheels clients got a special treat March 29 as ladies from the Rifle branch of Alpine Bank delivered lunches for the third "Meals on Heels" event. A women's only delivery day, meals were delivered to all Meals on Wheels clients in Parachute, Rifle, Silt and New Castle.To find out how you can get involved and become a Meal on Wheels driver, contact Volunteer Services Manager Kaaren Peck at 625-6423.

Jessica Brown and Justin Poole of Battlement Mesa are engaged to be married.Jessica is a graduate of C.N.C.C. and is daughter of Angus and Kristie McArthur of King City, Calif.Justin went to school in Moffat County and is employed by Kum N' Go. He is the son of Craig and Dianne Bogard of New Castle.The wedding will be a sunset ceremony at 6:30 p.m. March 25 at The Grove in Las Vegas.

John and Donna Nystrom of Glenwood Springs are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Nystrom, to Caleb Koski, son of Kip and Wendy Koski of Basalt. No date has been set for the wedding.


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