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James Whitehead of Rifle and Erin Gorsett of Silt were named to the Montana State University dean’s honor roll for fall semester 2011. The dean’s honor roll includes students earning grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.

Mount Sopris Conservation District is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is considering a career in agriculture, conservation or resource management. This scholarship is available to students who live in the Mount Sopris District – Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, El Jebel and Aspen – and have a GPA of 2.5. Applications must be received by April 6. The application is online at http://www.mountsopriscd.org or you can call the office at 945-5494, ext. 105, to obtain an application and guidelines.

To help meet training needs in one of the fastest-growing career fields in the country, Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Edwards will offer Personal Care Attendant Training classes starting in January.



The class provides hands-on training for those wanting to become a home care aide, patient care provider, family caregiver or volunteer for elderly, chronically ill or disabled individuals. The class also can provide a starting point for anyone interested in a health care career.

The minimum age for enrollment in this continuing education class is 16. No GED or high school diploma is necessary to take this course.



The class at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle runs Thursdays, Jan. 19 through March 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. To register, call 970-625-1871.

The class at CMC in Edwards runs Saturdays, Jan. 28 through March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. To register, call 970-569-2900.

The class at CMC in Glenwood Springs runs Tuesdays, Jan. 31 through May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, call 970-945-7486.

Congratulations to these Rifle High School band members for making the 2012 All-State Concert Band. The all-state event will be held April 12-14 at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. These students have been practicing material since summer vacation to audition for the chance to play in this ensemble. Their hard work has paid off. Everyone at Rifle High School is proud of these young musicians.


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