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Special to the Post IndependentDr. Abba Krieger and his wife, Annette, are moving to Hao, the island pictured above.
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After 28 years in the Roaring Fork Valley, Dr. Abba Krieger and his wife, Annette, are moving to Hao, an island in French Polynesia. They are looking forward to this most incredible adventure.

The Kriegers invite their friends to visit them in Hao.

Kelly Raymond Winn, son of Richard and Eva Winn, of El Jebel, graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with honors from the School of Architecture and Planning with a bachelor’s degree in environmental design.



The Sopris Elementary Singers have again captured the Best of Festival award at the Six Flags Elitch Gardens Festival in the Parks. The SES Singers have earned superior ratings in each of the six years they competed in the event. They brought home the Best of Festival award five of those six years.

Festival in the Parks is a national festival, providing vocal and instrumental groups from elementary through high school.



Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale has welcomed Deana Jacoby as the unit coordinator for Gardner Hall, a specialized unit at the skilled nursing facility.

As unit coordinator, Jacoby will oversee the care of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Jacoby has served as program director for an Alzheimer’s disease specialized care unit for almost 10 years and has worked in the health care field for 20 years.

Air Force Airman George F. Childres has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. He is the son of Lee and Vola Mercer, of Silt, and a 2004 graduate of Rifle High School.

Ali Brown, a junior at Glenwood Springs High School has been selected as this year’s winner for the Cliff Browning Scholarship. The scholarship offers a full, 23-day paid Colorado Outward Bound course for a Roaring Fork Valley high school student demonstrating leadership and environmental stewardship. Ali was selected for her contributions to the community and her desire to pursue an environmental-related career.

The scholarship honors Cliff Browning, a local FBI agent who was killed in the line of duty in 1984. The program is designed to identify future leaders within the community and provide them a new and challenging perspective through wilderness experience.

David Self of Glenwood Springs graduated magna cum laude with honors from the University of Northern Colorado on May 7, with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.

He is the son of Doug and Rebecca Self, of Glenwood Springs, and graduated from Glenwood Springs High School in 2000.

David plans to pursue counseling psychology in graduate school.


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