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RHS senior helps feed classmates through summer

June 21, 2017 — For many students throughout western Garfield County, while summer break brings months of exciting activities and adventures, it also comes with its own unique and uncomfortable challenges. The 2,532 students on free or reduced lunch in the Garfield School District Re-2 may not have any […]

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Tipton plans telephone ‘town hall’ on Monday

June 21, 2017 — U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, whose district includes Garfield County, will host a telephone town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 26. All constituents of the 3rd Congressional District are invited to participate. "With a district that includes 29 of the 64 counties in the […]

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Garfield County leaders spotlight mental health needs

June 21, 2017 — Garfield County leaders, discussing mental health needs at a forum last week, emphasized the need for preventative efforts, a sustainable detox center and more psychiatric beds. The issue touches more than a small piece of the population, Jackie Skramstad, Mind Springs Health regional director said […]

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Brownson to represent Rifle in Australia

June 21, 2017 — Next month Rifle High School senior Jolene Brownson will be representing her country, state, and town in Queensland, Australia as she competes against some of world's best in track and field. Brownson will be one of ten students representing Colorado on the 2017 Colorado Mountain […]

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Ballot questions OK’d by City Council

June 21, 2017 — On Monday night City Council approved several ballot initiatives and tweaked several questions as voters should expect new questions and changes to ordinances this September. Among the biggest questions being asked on this year's ballot is whether or not voters approve of any debt increase […]

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Grand Valley’s Rigsby named PI’s Female Athlete of the Year

June 21, 2017 — During her senior year at Grand Valley High School along the Colorado River in Parachute, standout three-sport athlete Kylyn Rigsby very rarely had time to reflect on what was happening in her athletic life. She had nonstop competitive seasons, from berths in the state playoffs […]

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Garfield District 16 welcomes Ray as next superintendent

June 21, 2017 — In what was a shift and an easy search, Brad Ray will take over as superintendent of Garfield County School District 16 after serving as the assistant superintendent for one year. District 16 finalized the hiring at Tuesday's meeting. Ray will take over for Ken […]

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Crime Briefs: Teen arrested in forgery, robbery cases

June 20, 2017 — A 19-year-old recently picked up a pair of felony cases, the first alleging forgery and theft and the second for robbery and menacing. The earlier case started when his employer at a ranch near Silt called the sheriff's office May 29, saying that he had […]

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Beware of moose; leash dogs in habitat

June 20, 2017 — Since early June, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have investigated two separate moose conflicts resulting in injuries to three people, and agency officials are cautioning everyone to be extra vigilant this time of year. Because elk, deer and other wild animals are currently rearing their […]

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Zella Cargile Wonderley

June 19, 2017 — Zella Marie was born November 16, 1926, to Charles and Mamie Downen in Grand Valley, Colorado. She was the youngest of nine siblings (four sisters and four brothers) all deceased. She attended Grand Valley High School and married Everett Cargile on January 16, 1943. They […]

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Bike to Work Day is June 28

June 14, 2017 — Bicycle riders of all ages can celebrate Colorado Bike to Work Day on Wednesday, June 28, with a free breakfast at any of three stations in Glenwood Springs and another in Carbondale. Breakfast stations in Glenwood Springs will be at the RFTA West Glenwood Park […]

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Rifle rapist sentenced to 32 years to life

June 14, 2017 — A district court judge Friday sentenced Nathaniel Trujillo, a 28-year-old Rifle man convicted of sex assault with a deadly weapon, to 32 years to life in prison. On a count of sexual assault by overcoming a victim's will with a deadly weapon, which falls in […]

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GME principal candidates announced

June 14, 2017 — The Garfield School District Re-2 would like to invite the public to meet the three final candidates for the Graham Mesa Elementary School principal position. The event will be held at Graham Mesa Elementary School on Thursday, June 15, beginning at 6 p.m. The three […]

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June 14, 2017 — For many students throughout Western Garfield County, while summer break brings months of exciting activities and adventures, it also comes with its own unique and uncomfortable challenges. For the 2,532 students on free or reduced lunch in the Garfield Re-2 School District getting fed lunch […]

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Foundation celebrates 20th anniversary with $20,000 impact grants

June 14, 2017 — In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) plans to make a number of $20,000 grants available for nonprofit initiatives across the western Colorado region. The 20th Anniversary Fund grants are made possible through a $50,000 challenge grant from the Boettcher […]

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Preschool on Wheels celebrates five years

June 14, 2017 — To celebrate the successful fifth year as a program, Aspen Community Foundation in partnership with Garfield RE-2 School District hosted a summer celebration event for all the Gus the Bus and Sunshine Bus Preschool on Wheels graduates and their families. The preschoolers preformed their favorite […]

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Health drill to cause traffic delays

June 14, 2017 — Garfield County emergency planners, responders and volunteers will participate in a two-day full-scale Public Health Emergency Dispensing exercise, which may cause excess traffic and potential delays in Rifle on Railroad Avenue near the Garfield County Fairgrounds on Friday, June 16. The exercise will test the […]

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Brodie Dean Tiffany (May 12, 1998 — June 10, 2017)

June 14, 2017 — Brodie Dean Tiffany, 19, of Silt, Colorado, passed away June 10th, 2017, as a result of a motor vehicle accident. He was born May 12th, 1998, in Hemet, California. The son of Shane and Vashti Tiffany. He attended, and graduated from Coal Ridge High School […]

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Reta Delores “Dee” Smith Sturges (April 27, 1933 — June 9, 2017)

June 14, 2017 — Dee passed away on Friday, June 9, 2017, peacefully at her residence at the E.D. Moore Retirement Center in Rifle, CO. A memorial service will be set at a later date in her home town of Berthoud, CO. Dee was born to Harry A. Smith […]

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Warren Humble July 27,1951 – June 11,2017

June 14, 2017 — Warren Humble was perpetually grateful and endlessly loving. He and his wife Jeanie shared the joy of relationship and family. For his children, he was their compass for navigating life. To many, he was a loyal, generous, and lifelong friend. Warren Bruce Humble was born […]

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