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John Arledge to lead Rifle High School  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The Garfield Re-2 school board has selected longtime Mesa County educator John Arledge to become the new principal at Rifle High School. Arledge currently ...



Rifle community airs concerns regarding RHS admin decisions  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

A packed room greeted the Garfield Re-2 School Board Tuesday night, as several parents, teachers, administrators and others voiced their concerns on recent ...



Garfield Re-2 announces Rifle High School principal finalists  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The Garfield Re-2 School District invites the public to meet the final candidates for the Rifle High School principal position, at 6:30 p.m. today at the high school.



Pueblo County football bested by Rifle High School  Pueblo Chieftain

Since Rifle High School is about five hour bus ride from Pueblo, its football game with Pueblo County was moved to 5 p.m., a couple hours sooner than normal.



Preview: The arrow is pointing up for Rifle High School fall athletics in 2018  Aspen Times

Outside of softball making a run to the state playoffs last fall, and boys golf seeing Jacob Smith place fourth in the state, Rifle High School fall athletics had an up ...



Rifle High School seniors' exit celebrated alongside principal's departure  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Rifle High School seniors gathered on the school's football field Saturday morning to turn their tassels and celebrate their hard work. For the RHS community, the ...



Buddy Program expands LEAD classes to Rifle  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The Buddy Program's LEAD classes, known in the Roaring Fork Valley for getting kids out of the classroom and into the back country for group leadership ...



Rifle football beats Glenwood Springs, gets to 4-0 entering league play  Aspen Times

Playing in front of a standing-room only gathering at Bears Stadium in Rifle, the Glenwood Springs Demons and Rifle Bears got together for their annual clash ...



Rifle football misses last-second field goal, is stunned by Aspen in crucial game  Aspen Times

RIFLE — Two fourth-and-goal prayers answered for touchdowns and a Rifle missed field goal as time expired helped the Aspen High School football team stun ...



Kenneth L. Latham (November 15, 1940 — October 4, 2018)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Kenny was born in Rifle, Colorado, to Jacob Edward and Nellie Belle (Simmons) Latham. The youngest of seven siblings, he grew up in Rifle where he ...



Chavez's buzzer beater lifts Rifle over Montrose  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Omar Chavez wouldn't be denied. The Rifle senior guard hit the game-winning shot as time expired Tuesday night inside Jack Smith Gymnasium, lifting the Rifle ...



Rifle football, Coal Ridge volleyball heading to state playoffs  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

After moving down to the 2A Western Slope League this fall following a number of years at the 3A level, the Rifle Bears football program won the league outright.



Julius W. Minter (January 31, 1931— December 26, 2018)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, Julius W. Minter, loving husband and father, died in his sleep at his son's home in Rifle, Colorado. Julius (Jules) was a ...



PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood soccer downs Rifle 7-3 in rivalry matchup; Rifle softball wins first playoff game in 15 years, sets school record for wins  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Needing to take care of business Saturday morning at Rifle High School to stay within striking distance of a 4A Western Slope League championship, the ...



TRIO Upward Bound high school students give college life a try  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

While other teens take a break from the classroom, a motivated group of area high school students is spending part of the summer discovering what college life ...



Garfield Re-2 students return for the start of 2018-19 school year  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Garfield Re-2 students filed back into their schools on Monday, some heading to the school they were in last year and others moving up to middle or high school.



Rifle football dominates second half, gives Basalt first loss in 35-14 win  Aspen Times

RIFLE — Needing a bounce back win in 2A Western Slope League play, the Rifle High School football team dominated in all phases on the game against Basalt ...



Rifle cheerleaders win national award  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

At an awards ceremony on May 12 in Orlando, Florida, the Rifle High School Cheerleaders won a national award from Varsity Brands. The award comes with a ...



Rifle's Russell George to receive governor's honor  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Rifle native Russell George, a former state legislator and state government official for many years, will be honored with a special medal from Colorado's ...



Guv honors ex-legislator for years of public service  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A Rifle resident who served in Cabinet positions for two governors and in other roles ranging from speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives to college ...



Rifle's Jonny Hernandez places 50th out of 3200 runners at Down Under Sports games  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Jonny Hernandez took the valley by storm in last fall's cross country season, turning in a tremendous freshman season at Rifle High School, capping it off with an ...



Arrow is pointing up for Rifle fall athletics  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Outside of softball making a run to the state playoffs last fall, and boys golf seeing Jacob Smith place fourth in the state, Rifle High School fall athletics had an up ...



Garfield Re-2 board supports mill levy, and bond measure for more classrooms  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The Garfield Re-2 School Board made its decision on whether to pursue a bond measure and mill levy for the district on the next ballot at their meeting Tuesday.



Rifle's Walters wins PI's Female Athlete of the Year award  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Eight months ago, on the night standout Rifle High School female athlete Elly Walters, the daughter of Roger and Christy Walters, signed her national letter of ...



Jane Louise Jones (December 8, 1934 — July 28, 2018)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Jane Louise Jones went home to live with Our Heavenly Father, surrounded by her family; loving and caring for her. She was born in Denver the daughter of ...



Rifle softball's Kaitlyn Harris signs with Garden City Community College  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The two-time 4A Western Slope League Softball Player of the Year award winner now has a new home. Rifle senior Kaitlyn Harris signed her national letter of ...



PREP ROUNDUP: Titans down Longhorns on the road; Rams shut out Gore Rangers in league play; Bears fall to Tigers in home opener  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Hosting the Grand Junction Tigers Tuesday evening at Rifle High School, the Rifle Bears' volleyball team made its home debut under first-year head coach ...



New Rifle mural shows the danger of processed foods  Aspen Times

YouthZone has unveiled its newest mural, as 20 local students worked side-by-side using art in Rifle to tell a story about the current state of the food industry.



Rifle mechanics team headed to nationals  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Two weeks ago, a small group of Garfield Re-2 high school students headed out to the state SkillsUSA competition, and for the first time since 2010, Rifle High ...



Rifle High's Colten Fritzlan chosen to represent Bloomer Trailers rodeo team  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Colten Fritzlan and the rest of the Bloomer team will compete against approximately 1200 other contestants at the International Finals Youth Rodeo in Shawnee, ...



Early release on May 24 for Garfield Re-2 students  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Due to the logistical issues associated with the significant number of teachers changing buildings this year, students in the Garfield Re-2 School District will be ...



RCTV provides news for Rifle residents  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Have you ever watched a City of Rifle Council meeting or a Rifle High School sports game on Channel 10 or searched for information on Rifleco.org or ...



A look back at the year that was in Garfield County, Part 2  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

oLYMPIC SKIER VISITS HOMETOWN HILLNew Castle native Alice McKennis — *fresh* off success in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where she took fifth in ...



Speaker 'could not be prouder' of Rifle grads  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Despite ominous clouds overhead, the Rifle High School Class of 2017 graduated to a sea of smiling faces on Sunday. The only cover the former seniors ...



Theodore (Ted) Diaz (April 1, 1922 — July 23, 2018)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Theodore (Ted) Diaz, passed in peace, Monday, July 23, 2018, at the age of 96. He was preceded in death by his wife Josephine (Jo) Diaz and son Teddy.



Parachute mayor to send off CMC Rifle graduating class  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

As Colorado Mountain College gears up to celebrate its spring graduating class at the Rifle campus, the institution that has helped thousands throughout the ...



Local schools, police united in protecting area students  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

With the national spotlight fixated on school safety following the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida, student protection remains on the minds of parents ...



Roaring Fork, Re-2 grad rates above state average  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Graduation rates for Garfield County high schools continued to exceed the state average last year, according to data released by the Colorado Department of ...



Vidakovich Column: The Championship Season  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Preparation for the 1979 basketball season at Glenwood Springs High School began with a group of boys — friends since their grade school years — huddled ...



Youth will be served for Rifle's spring athletics  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The 2016-17 season was a very strong one across the board for Rifle athletics, but due to a large number of losses to graduation, Rifle will have to turn.



Rifle football could drop down to 2A, join Western Slope League with Aspen, Basalt  Aspen Times

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Colorado High School Activities Association's football committee will hold an official meeting Thursday night to vote on a number ...



Giants give Moeller a camp invite  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Ryan Moeller got the big opportunity he'd been looking for Sunday following last week's NFL draft, and he's hoping it will lead to something bigger.



PREP ROUNDUP: Rifle softball rolls over Palisade, wins 3rd straight league title; Coal Ridge soccer wins overtime thriller over Ridgway  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

On the road Saturday afternoon in Palisade, the Rifle Bears softball team rolled to a 15-0 win over the rival Bulldogs, locking up a third straight 4A Western ...



Colorado Mountain College's First Ascent provides leadership opportunities in the outdoors  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

LEADVILLE - Executives on corporate outdoor retreats spend a lot of money to climb mountains together while learning to improve their leadership and ...



Rifle's Wallner resigns as girls basketball head coach  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Change continues to abound within the Rifle High School girls basketball program. Following the departure of a strong senior class after a round of 16 loss to Air ...



Garfield County honors Humanitarian Service Awards recipients  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Garfield County Humanitarian *Service* Award recipients for 2018 were recognized Monday night at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. This year's ...



Garfield Re-2 School District honors staff  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

On May 26, Garfield School District Re-2 held its annual Retirement and District Celebration to honor its employees, celebrate the school year, and say goodbye ...



Rifle's Moeller earns tryouts with Seahawks, Giants  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Former Rifle Bears standout and Colorado Buffaloes First Team All-Pac-12 special teamer Ryan Moeller didn't hear his name called during the three-day 2018 ...



Gov. Hickenlooper recognizes area health volunteers  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Two Garfield County volunteers were recognized statewide last week, as former Rifle High School student Miguel Gonzalez and Glenwood Springs resident Bob ...



Rifle's Wolfgang Smith wins Rifle Creek Golf Course tourney  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Competing at his home course Tuesday morning at Rifle Creek Golf Course, Rifle junior Wolfgang Smith turned in a career day, winning the tournament with a ...



Field Day for Basalt to Parachute disabled students  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

After consecutive successful track and field days for western Garfield County students with disabilities, the annual Encourage-Nurture-Challenge Field Day will ...



Aspen, Basalt football roll to road wins  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The Aspen High School football team overcame a slow offensive start to put together its best performance of the season on that side of the ball in a 54-16.



PREP ROUNDUP: Glenwood's Henry Barth wins Pantherfest meet in Delta; Rifle football rolls past Delta, Basalt shuts out Coal Ridge  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

In ideal conditions Friday morning in Delta, Glenwood senior Henry Barth ran one of his best cross country races of the season, pulling away late for a win at.



Rifle girls roll to 30-point win; boys win in OT  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

There doesn't seem to be much wrong with the Rifle Bears that can't be immediately fixed by what's right with the Rifle Bears.Keeping their league-leading mark ...



Coal Ridge athletics expects more of same this fall  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Over the past five years or so, Coal Ridge fall athletics has become one of the more consistent programs in Garfield County, routinely churning out state playoff ...



Glenwood basketball coach Cory Hitchcock resigns for college post  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

After nine seasons at the helm of Glenwood Springs High School's boys basketball program, Cory Hitchcock is moving on to take the helm of the University of the ...



Garfield County Humanitarian Service Awards recipients  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Miguel Gonzalez, a senior at Rifle High School and volunteer for LIFT-UP and Grand River Health, accepts the “Inspiring Youth” award from Garfield County ...



CMC grad celebrates commencement 20 years later  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Bill Brady will be the first to tell you that as a 19-year old in 1979, he was making a lot of bad choices. “I was a stupid kid,”



Garfield Re-2 School District property tax mill to increase  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

In 2008, Garfield School District Re-2 was growing — building new schools, adding teachers and staff and growing our future leaders. The natural gas industry ...



Obituary: Candelario Deluera Velasco  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

It is with a heavy heart that the family of Candelario Deluera Velasco better known as “Cande” announces his passing on Wednesday September 26th, 2018 at ...



Garfield Re-2 teachers recognized  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Rifle High School social studies teacher Kyle Mickelson wants to be somebody — “somebody for every student at that walks the halls of Rifle High School.



Rifle's Walters signs with Regis University  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Arguably the best girls basketball player in Rifle High School history will have a new home next fall.Senior point guard Elly Walters, the daughter of Roger and ...



Hometown heroes  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Editor's note: This story is part of a joint publishing effort between Garfield School District Re-2 and The Citizen Telegram. Visit http://bit.ly/2bQXQ0o to listen to ...



Bears roll to 22-point win over visiting Lobos  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

An early start time for the second straight week didn't phase the Rifle Bears' football team Friday night, as the experienced group clicked on both sides of the ball ...



GME principal candidates announced  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The Garfield School District Re-2 would like to invite the public to meet the three final candidates for the Graham Mesa Elementary School principal position.



Rifle High cheerleader to perform at Disney World  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Rifle High School senior Kylee West will soon head to Disney World to perform with hundreds of other cheerleaders from around the country. In its third year, the ...



Beloved and longtime Rifle coach, Jack Smith, dead at 80  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

At his core, Jack Smith was a “people lover.”Smith, an iconic and beloved figure who spent roughly five decades coaching student athletes in western Garfield ...



Glenwood boys, Battle Mountain girls win team titles at Rifle Invitational  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Competing at the Rifle Invitational on Friday at Rifle High School, the Glenwood Springs Demons' boys track and field team started off the season on a strong ...



Rifle FB coach on suspension: 'We would never, ever cheat'  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

RIFLE — Damon Wells was emphatic about his feelings in regards to the Colorado High School Activities Association's recent suspension of the Rifle High ...



Starting over at CU suits former Rifle High School football star Ryan Moeller just fine  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Ryan Moeller isn't the big fish in the small pond anymore. And he knows it. “It's kind of like being a freshman in high school all over again,” said Moeller,



Education Briefs  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

2018 RFYP Entrepreneurial Spirit Scholarship winnersThe Roaring Fork Young Professionals and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association would ...



Rifle athletics hopes for resurgent fall season  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Outside of softball making a run to the state playoffs last fall, Rifle High School fall athletics had a very trying season in 2016.Fortunately for Rifle, three ...



Zachary Jacob Collett  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Zachary Jacob Collett was 17 years old and enjoying every day of the summer before his senior year of high school started at Rifle High School. He spent every.



Rifle's Wagler named Female Athlete of the Month  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

It's been a busy last few weeks for Rifle senior Sarah Wagler. From placing 21st at the 3A state cross country meet in the middle of October to signing.



Bears' biggest fan: Ted Diaz hasn't missed a Rifle High home football game in 62 years  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

RIFLE — The guy in the bleachers wearing a Rifle Bears ball cap isn't just any old coot watching a football game. He's Ted Diaz, and he hasn't missed.



Stifling defense helps Bears topple Thunder  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Playing a collapsing style of defense to pack the paint Friday night, the Rifle Bears' girls basketball team forced the visiting Discovery Canyon Thunder to play ...



Ladies, start your engines!  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

After finally getting behind the wheel of her dragster last year, Marjorie Widmer nearly stayed away from Western Colorado Dragway this year.



Year in Review: Rifle football team's playoff run is best Western Garfield County sports story of 2014  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

At the time, Rifle High School's football team was devastated immediately following its 30-14 loss to Pueblo East in the Class 3A state championship game on ...



Rifle High School grad perseveres through spinal disease to earn diploma  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Receiving a high school diploma comes after 12 years of education and hard work for all graduates. Some, though, persevere through other personal ...



Glenwood spring sports has high hopes  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

With a number of high-level athletes returning this spring for the Glenwood Springs Demons across seven varsity sports, expectations are high for Glenwood ...



Homecoming features parade, games and dance  The Journal

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Hawaiian Luau Homecoming Parade is Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. on Montezuma Avenue.



Russ George returns to roots as CMC speaker  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

A packed house at Colorado Mountain College Rifle's first-ever December commencement ceremony listened as college officials and fellow students applauded ...



Re-2 shows off musical talent; wants feedback on calendar options  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Last week, nearly 200 Garfield Re-2 students from Wamsley, Highland and Graham Mesa elementary schools, Rifle Middle School and Rifle High School took to ...



Animal guides help Rifle High School art students create glass mosaics  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Guided meditation, research journals and animal guides. Those were all part of the creative process more than 20 Rifle High School art students used to create ...



Rifle football team tests helmet pads to combat injury risk  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

As the danger of concussions in football continues to be a hot-button topic, one local high school is attempting to do everything it can to reduce the amount of.



17-year-old dies after fall in Garfield County  KKCO-TV

A teen is killed after falling off a cliff in Western Colorado.



Rifle High School students cook for and feed the hungry  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Despite the fact that our nation has the means and resources to feed every hungry mouth, it's estimated that one in four American children doesn't get enough to ...



Glenwood Springs, Rifle high schools' spring musicals open Friday  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The spring musicals at Glenwood Springs and Rifle high schools have more in common than their opening nights. They're both based on popular movies from ...



Roan parcel sells; new owner bars access to public  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Public access Encana provided to thousands of acres on the Roan Plateau has ended after Encana's sale of its Piceance Basin oil and gas assets.



Glenwood soccer knocks off Rifle  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

On the road for the final 4A Western Slope League game of the season, the Glenwood Springs Demons girls soccer team picked up a big 9-0 win over the.



Ag Briefs: Rifle raises bull riders  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Rifle seems to have become a training ground for top bull riders in recent years. From the Colorado Junior High Rodeo ranks to the intercollegiate and pro level, ...



Colorado Mountain College in Rifle serves up culinary experience with school credit  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Students at Coal Ridge and Rifle high schools are in for a treat, beyond the delicious pastry they'll learn to create, when they sign up for the culinary program.



Prep Football: Another chapter in a storied rivalry between Glenwood and Rifle  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Craig Denney got his first taste of the Glenwood Springs-Rifle high school football rivalry when he would come up from Oklahoma in ...



Glenwood tops Coal Ridge in snow-filled affair  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Making the 18-mile trek on I-70 west to New Castle Tuesday afternoon for a dreary, snow-filled nonleague matchup with the Coal Ridge Titans, the Glenwood ...



Rifle High drill part of enhanced security consciousness  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

In addition to be being valuable practice for law enforcement, faculty and students alike, Friday's mass casualty drill at Rifle High School was a chance for ...



Season wrapup: Bears look at bright side after title-game loss  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Even within a few minutes of its 30-14 loss to Puebo East in he Class 3A state title game in front of more than 10,000 fans on Nov. 29, members of the Rifle High ...



Titans split with Bears in nonconference showdown  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Coach Paul Harvey's Coal Ridge Titans boys basketball team stayed undefeated on the season as it used hot outside shooting and a decided size advantage in ...



Titans pull away from Bears late  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

In a physical, fast-paced affair Thursday evening at Rifle High School, the visiting Coal Ridge Titans' boys soccer team pulled out a 3-0 win on the road over the.



Doris Pauline Bair (September 12, 1953 — January 24, 2018)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Doris Pauline Bair passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.Doris was born September 12, 1953, in Salida, CO, to Donald ...



Rifle High's Wyatt Robinson one of the state's best at throwing out base stealers  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Wyatt Robinson puts things in perspective when it comes to catching would-be base stealers who run against Rifle High School's baseball team. “Last year, I ...



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