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Checking the voltage on a solar panel, Litzy Rivera, an eighth-grader at Riverside Middle School in New Castle, was one of 16 participants at Crazy Scientist Camp, held at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle July 7-11. A partnership between CMC and Reach Your Peak Colorado, an organization funded by El Pomar Foundation’s Northwest Regional Council, led to four one-week-long camp sessions for middle-school students, either at the CMC campus in Rifle or at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale.
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Army Pvt. John T. Mock has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Mock is the son of Amy Mock-James and Danny James of Rifle and grandson of Barbara Ballard of Delta.

He is a 2011 graduate of Delta High School.

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