Remembering the 13 Columbine victims |

Remembering the 13 Columbine victims

Editor's Notebook
Dale Shrull
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Dale Shrull

It’s the name of our state flower, but when you say Columbine, you don’t think of something nice.

Ten years ago today, Columbine High School was thrust into the spotlight. The massacre has made Columbine synonymous with school shootings and tragedy.

On April 20, 1999, a pair of worthless killers murdered 12 innocent students and one heroic teacher. It remains one of those tragic events that we will never forget. It stays with us because of how shocking it was. Children murdered at school by other students. Yes, it was unimaginable, until April 20, 1999.

Today, we should remember the 13 victims. The two murderous thugs will not be mentioned here.

The 13 who died: teacher/coach Dave Sanders and students Cassie Bernall, Steve Curnow, Corey DePooter, Kelly Fleming, Matt Kechter, Daniel Mauser, Daniel Rohrbough, Rachel Scott, Isaiah Shoels, John Tomlin, Lauren Townsend and Kyle Velasquez. The students ranged in ages from 14 to 18.

Today we should remember the 13 who died in a senseless tragedy at Columbine High School 10 years ago.


A truly unique event is fast approaching, and tickets are going fast.

The 5Point Film Festival will be in Carbondale from May 7-10.

The film festival brings some amazing outdoor stories and films to the area.

All events will take place at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center. Tickets are on sale at the Carbondale Recreation Center, and online at You can also call 963-2188 or 309-5249.

Many of these events will sell out so you better get your tickets soon.


It was great to see that the Glenwood Springs City Council unanimously adopted a Historic Preservation Plan last week. Preserving and recognizing history really ads a special tough to places like Glenwood.


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