Memories & Milestones |

Memories & Milestones

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Tyler Rossow graduated cum laude with a 3.75 grade point average from Colorado State University in Fort Collins on Dec. 15, 2012. He attended Glenwood Springs elementary, middle and high school and was active in football and wrestling. Tyler will be working for an engineering firm based in Fort Collins, and travel around the United States. Tyler’s parents will host a graduation open house party for him on Sunday, Dec. 30, at 2 p.m. in their home at 76 Native Lane. Please come and help him celebrate.

Ladd Epp and Brianne Sommerfeld Epp of Glenwood Springs are pleased to announce the birth of their son Jackson Joseph Epp. Jackson was born at 11:46 a.m. Nov. 5, 2012. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Jerry and Jeanne Sommerfeld of Halstead, Kan., and Weldon and Bonnie Epp of Newton, Kan.

On Dec. 4, friends, family, co-workers and community members all gathered to honor and show gratitude to a very unsuspecting Judy Davis-Blakeslee. Judy, known to many as “Ma,” has been a civil deputy for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office for more than 32 years and has no plans of retiring. As a civil deputy, she regularly delivers life-changing news to many unsuspecting citizens and often has to stand by while families are evicted from their homes. As a deputy, her job responsibilities may end there, but as the caring and compassionate person she is, that’s just the beginning. “Ma” has been known to go out of her way and use her own personal money to buy food and basic necessities for families as they are being left without a home. She will hug a stranger and let them cry on her shoulder if they are feeling down. “That’s just the type of person she is. She’s the woman who will give you the sweater off her back if she sees you are cold.” Because she is always thinking of others before thinking of herself, friends and community members thought it was time to let her know just how much she is truly appreciated.

Kathryn Senor Elementary second-graders performed songs from their musical “The Twelve Days Of Christmas” on Dec. 12 in New Castle under the direction of Jeff Van Devender.

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