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Memories & Milestones

Nestor-McClaskey engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Jon Nestor of Silt announce the engagement of their daughter Marilyn Nestor to Bryan McClaskey, son of Lindsay (Frankie) McClaskey and Tracy (Chad) Gettman of Grand Junction. Marilyn is employed with Alpine Bank, and Bryan is employed with Carlson Memorials. A summer wedding is planned.

Zoe McCann-Klausz takes second in state writing contest

Zoe McCann-Klausz won second place in the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association’s (CCIRA) annual Colorado Young Writers’ Award contest. Zoe’s short story, “Sdrawkcab,” was selected from entries submitted in the third- and fourth-grade writers’ category.

She was honored at the Young Writers’ Author-to Author Awards Session held in conjunction with the organization’s state conference in Denver on Feb. 7. Zoe is a fourth-grade student at Graham Mesa Elementary School in Rifle.

The Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) is a professional organization of educators and community members dedicated to the promotion and advancement of literacy. Members of CCIRA encourage lifelong habits in literacy and an appreciation of the value of reading and writing. One purpose of CCIRA is to recognize and honor achievements in literacy.

The Young Writers Awards are given to students in Colorado, first through 12th grades, who show exemplary skills as an author through short stories with rich content, ideas, organization, and word choice. A first-, second- and third-place winner is selected in five different grade level categories.


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