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John (Kevin) Steltzlen of Battlement Mesa is getting a few early guests this spring. In the nine years he’s lived in Battlement Mesa this is the earliest he’s had a hummingbird arrive. “I always put up my feeder in the middle of April, and in the past they always arrived on May 1 without fail,” said Steltzlen. This year the hummingbirds have arrived a few weeks early.

As Kenneth and Jill Murphy celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, Mum, Dad, Kyra, Richard, Johnny, Ruair, Sally, Jenny, Manuel, Robbie, and Archie the dog in Ireland send their congratulations and love and look forward to celebrating with them in Ireland in September.

Army Pvt. Jacob K. Stampfl has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Stampfl learned everything he needed to know to be a great soldier, including: bayonet training, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Stampfl is the son of David and Natalie Stampfl of Rifle and is a 2003 graduate of Rifle High School.

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