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Lane McCray

Lane McCray awarded Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association scholarship

The Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association awarded Rifle High School senior Lane McCray of Silt this year’s $3,000 scholarship. The scholarship consists of $1,500 for two years with possible continuation through all four years of college. Lane will be attending WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming. He is the son of Wayne and Tina McCray. This longtime ranching family operates its ranch up Divide Creek. The Holy Cross Cattlemen’s members all wish to congratulate Lane and wish him the very best in his continuing education.

SGM announces scholarship winners

SGM is pleased to announce the 2016 Steve Westhoff Scholarship recipients. SGM congratulates Jeffrey Cesark, John Ellyson, MacKenzi Johnson, Matthew Osier and Erick Quintanilla for embodying the qualities of Steve Westhoff, a beloved and inspirational SGM employee for whom this scholarship is named. All five winners demonstrate a passion and enthusiasm for engineering and creativity, and a commitment to each of their communities. Recipients will receive $1,000 each to apply to their upcoming school year.

Jeffrey Cesark, Grand Junction High School, plans to study civil or mechanical engineering at Colorado University–Boulder. John Ellyson, Palisade High School, will attend Colorado Mesa University to pursue a mechanical engineering degree. MacKenzi Johnson, Glenwood Springs High School, plans to study biological systems engineering at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Matthew Osier, Glenwood Springs High School, will attend Southern Methodist University to pursue an engineering degree. Erick Quintanilla, Glenwood Springs High School, plans to study engineering at Colorado School of Mines.

CMC offers hands-on science exploration workshops for children, parents

Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs will once again offer a series of workshops that open up a venue for children (fourth grade and above) and their parents to explore science together. Workshops will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. in two week increments (four sessions per workshop).

Parent-child teams will learn and apply science and math concepts while engaged in hands-on activities. Three workshops are available and focus on the following themes: designing and launching model rockets (June 6-15); constructing a working radio (June 20-29); and building and racing solar cars (July 11-20).

Workshops are held at the college’s Glenwood Center at 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

Space is limited so early registration is advised. Each workshop is $60 per adult-child team. The child can be accompanied by an adult or an older sibling. Adult-child teams may register at CMC in Glenwood Springs, or by calling 945-7486.

St. Stephen Catholic School now enrolling

St. Stephen Catholic School is now enrolling students for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. The school offers preschool through eighth-grade classes, with an emphasis on a Christ-centered and focused environment for the whole child, rigorous academics with test scores averaging two years above grade level, and highly qualified and certified teachers. This summer there is a preschool summer program that runs June 6 through Aug. 5 from 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The upcoming school year begins Aug. 22 for all grades. Call the school at 970-945-7746 to schedule a tour or for more information. Visit the website at

Niki Burns graduates from Colorado Mesa

RFHS graduate Niki Burns (class of 2011) graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction on May 14. Starting this July, Niki will enter a one-year residency program in the Emergency Department at Valley View Hospital.

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