Mill levy survey critical to Re-2 |

Mill levy survey critical to Re-2

Theresa Hamilton
Director of Districtwide Services

In an attempt to better understand the priorities and ideals of the voters within the district, Garfield Re-2 sent surveys to the households of registered voters last week.

The surveys were distributed one per household and ask voters’ opinions on various topics, including why they feel the 2003 mill levy election failed. This is critical information to the school district. In a cost-saving measure, the surveys were printed by George K. Baum and Co., who will also collect the data, both at no cost to the district. The mailing costs were covered through donations.

Though the return address was applied to the survey wrapper, there has been some confusion as to where to return the questionnaires. Surveys can be dropped off at the district office or at any of the Re-2 schools or district facilities. They can be mailed back to 839 Whiteriver Ave., Rifle, CO 81650. Additional surveys can also be picked up at the District Office. Garfield Re-2 apologizes for any inconvenience that may have occurred.


Rifle High School will hold its first annual Art Auction at the Creekbend Coffee from 6-9 p.m. May 7. This will be a remarkable display of the talent that the Rifle High School students possess.

“I wanted the students to have the experience of having their work shown, judged and for sale. It’s another ball game when your work is for sale,” said Rifle High School art instructor Leslie Keery. “For a lot of kids, they make things that they love and take home in class. To have someone else look critically at their work, and think that they would like to have it as part of their home, puts a different spin on things.”

Works available at the auction will include 3-D art, paintings and drawings from Rifle’s exceptional students.

“We have been blessed with so many kids with so much talent. The community should come out and see these works, because I think they will be blown away,” added Keery.

Among the pieces available for viewing this week at Creekbend is a window painted by Anna Alcorn. Alcorn is the most recent recipient of the Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s $2,000 scholarship. She will put that money to use next year at the Kansas City Art Institute.

“Her heart and soul is poured into her work,” said Keery. “You can feel this vibrant person behind the artwork. She kind of speaks to your soul.”

Live music will be played by Dan Sheridan. The money raised from the auction will be used to purchase equipment for the art department including a new kiln and digital cameras.

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