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District 16 News

Sometimes in life it takes the bad to show us the good that is all around us. That happened for Garfield County School District No. 16 recently.

The bad: Over the winter break, someone broke into Grand Valley High School stealing numerous laptop computers and digital cameras. The theft left the journalism class without much of the equipment needed to produce the school newspaper and yearbook.

With staff away for the winter break, a clear assessment of what else might have been stolen from the building was unavailable. As of today, the total in stolen property and property damage stands at $12,351.

After reading about the break-in in a Dec. 21 Post Independent article, two local businesses immediately sprang into action. The article mentioned that District 16 had an insurance policy that would help recover loses, but that there was a $5,000 deductible.

The good: Within two days of the break-in, two local businesses stepped up to cover the $5,000 deductible. Columbine Ford and Alpine Bank of Parachute/Battlement Mesa both called the district to say that they wanted to help cover the costs of the deductible. Through their generosity, the cost of the deductible was taken care of.

Special thanks have to go out to both Columbine Ford and Alpine Bank. They both exemplify what makes this area great.

Sandy Hanson is the Public Information Director for Garfield County School District No. 16 and can be reached at 285-5701 or shanson@garcoschools.org.

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