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Cant hear you now was the refrain the Garfield County Commissioners heard repeatedly Monday as they considered a proposal by Verizon Wireless to construct eight cell phone antennas on a commercial building in south Glenwood Springs.The people won a signal victory over the telecommunications giant when the commissioners voted two to one to reject the proposal.Verizon argued it had been on the hunt for a suitable site to improve service on Highway 82 in what is known locally as the Dead Zone south of the city. According to Verizon, the antenna array would have improved service between 23rd Street and Red Canyon Road.Verizon spokesman Brad Johnson said the company reached an agreement with John Colby, owner of Colorado West Upholstery at 2552 S. Highway 82, to erect the antennas on the roof of his building.Although zoned commercial general, the area is heavily residential.
Christy Walters didnt expect to be a public face of cancer when she declared war on her own disease three years ago. Now she is Mrs. August, 2006 in a Rifle cancer-survivors calendar, which a Rifle Relay for Life team is selling to raise money for the American Cancer Society.Theresa Hamilton, the leader of a Relay team comprised mostly of Garfield Re-2 School District employees, interviewed and photographed 12 cancer survivors and their families for the calendar. Jeans Printing made 500 copies free of charge. About 100 copies remain at Jeans Printing, the Grand River Medical Center gift shop, Town & Country Vet and Wells Fargo in Rifle. Hamilton and her team hoped for a $10 donation for each calendar, which would raise $5,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Opposing teams must wonder about how the Sopris Barracudas develop swimmers: Every summer, it seems someone new comes up and produces a glut of first-place times. At this weekends first Aspen Invitational, 8-year-old Mariela Martinez stole the spotlight from her older Sopris teammates with three individual first-place swims.Martinez won the girls 8-and-under division 25- and 50-yard freestyles in season-best times of 20.31 and 48.28 seconds, respectively. Later, she earned her third individual blue ribbon in the 25-yard butterfly. As a exclamation mark, Martinez also swam a leg for the Barracudas victorious 8-and-under 100 free relay team.The depth of the Barracudas talent displayed itself in the relays. Five different teams of Sopris swimmers had the fastest time in their event.
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