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Memories & Milestones

CRFR firefighter Steve Zimmer helps out a young visitor at the Aug. 29 open house.
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Council recognizes outgoing members

Rifle City Council took time during its Sept. 2 meeting to recognized outgoing members Jonathan Rice, Jay Miller and Rich Carter. The three leave council with a combined 24 years serving the city of Rifle. Each took time during the meeting the express their appreciation for their time on council.

“I was fortunate enough and blessed enough to be able to be along for the ride and participate with a whole bunch of people that sat back here over the last 12 years and sat over here for the last 12 years and I’ve learned a great deal and have established some really nice relationships and it’s just been a huge blessing for me,” said Rice, who was first elected to council in 2003.

Miller, who leaves council after serving as mayor pro tem for the past two years and mayor prior to that, shared similar sentiments regarding his eight years on council.

“I’ve enjoyed the eight years,” he said. “It’s been fraught with challenges and great experiences. I wouldn’t trade it for the world and i will miss it. Thank you.”

Miller was not the only one who said he would miss serving on council.

“It’s been a lot of fun,” said Carter, who was elected in 2011. “There hasn’t been a day that i regretted making this decision to be up here and work for the city. I’ve had a blast and I will miss it. I really will.”

CRFR open house at Station 61

Colorado River Fire Rescue held an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Station 61 in Silt on Saturday, Aug. 29. The community came out in force to learn about fire safety, tour the station, meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus and enjoy a free lunch. The next open house will be held in Rifle on Sept. 12.

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