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Edited by Donna Daniels

Photo special to the Post Independent/Ed Kosmicki

Colorado Rocky Mountain School trustees and members of the school’s buildings and ground committee Sandy Swanson (middle) and Lee Ann Eustis cut the ribbon for the independent college-preparatory school’s new humanities classroom building. The ribbon cutting was also sponsored by the Carbondale Community Chamber of Commerce; Chamber Posse member Randy Adams takes a photo, at left.

New classroom building opens

In conjunction with the Carbondale Community Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Rocky Mountain School held a ribbon cutting for its new humanities classroom building Aug. 27. More than 100 members of the school and the Carbondale community enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and sparkling cider, catered by the school’s kitchen staff.

Speakers at the ribbon cutting were Andrew Menke, head of school at CRMS, and Scott Bowie, a trustee, parent of two alumni and member of the school’s buildings and grounds committee.

The school’s buildings and grounds committee led the multi-year effort to plan and construct the airy, light-filled building, the first dedicated teaching space to be built on the campus in 30 years.

The ribbon cutting is the start of the independent college-preparatory school’s celebration of its 50th anniversary this year. Fifty years ago this summer, visionary educators John and Anne Holden drove into the Roaring Fork Valley in their green flatbed truck, with a dream to build a school to serve as an “antidote to modern easy living.”

Malenshek receives scholarship

Danielle Bree Malenshek of Greenwood, Ark., recently received a Fort Smith Dental Society Instrument Scholarship at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith. She is married to Andrew Malenshek and is the daughter of Tom Martin of Van Buren, Ark., and Dr. Sally Servold of Glenwood Springs.

New baby

Kevin Lane and Tara Gallagher of Silt welcomed Malachi Michael Lane on Aug. 24. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

His grandparents are Jean Jantzen of Silt, Frank Gallagher of Rifle and Naomi Tiliakos of Washington.

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