Citizen Telegram News Briefs – June 26, 2014 |

Citizen Telegram News Briefs – June 26, 2014

Air Force Airman Heather R. Teague
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Fireworks still on for Rifle

The annual Fourth of July fireworks show in Rifle is scheduled to take place a day earlier than the holiday, after the company that usually sets off the pyrotechnic display canceled due to a health issue.

Rifle Cultural and Special Events Manager Don Chaney said since the Fourth is on a Friday this year, the city could not find a replacement company still available on short notice. One company was found for Thursday, July 3, and the show will begin at dusk, with the best viewing in Centennial Park, Chaney said.

The Symphony in the Valley concert in the park will begin around 8:15 p.m., Chaney added, with the fireworks beginning around 9:15 p.m.

Teague finishes basic training

Air Force Airman Heather R. Teague, a 2014 graduate of Grand Valley High School in Parachute, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Teague completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Teague is the daughter of Melissa L. and step-daughter of Ky R. Johnson of Parachute.

GVHS reunion planned

The 1964 graduating class of Grand Valley High School will hold their 21st annual school reunion at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.

Coffee, donuts and conversation, followed by lunch at Noon. Bring a covered dish and beverage; plates, cutlery and napkins will be provided. Bring chairs and small tables if you wish, some picnic tables and chairs are available in the pavilion.

Special Advocates group seeks volunteers

The Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Ninth Judicial District recently held its annual board retreat and welcomed new board members Denise Acee, Soledad Lowe and Jessica Owings. Chrissi Nikkel was elected board president and Barbra Sexauer Corcoran was recently hired as the new executive director.

The group’s purpose is to provide well trained, court appointed volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in the district. The program’s goal is a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every child it serves.

The group is seeking interested volunteer board members and advocates from Western Garfield and Rio Blanco counties. For more information, call Barb at (970) 987-4332.

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