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Our 45 year reunion was a lot of fun. Now we are looking forward to our 50th in 2021. Stay tuned for details. To see photos of our 45th go to https://goo.gl/photos/BkAuk5USzi9z1fcd9
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Rifle set for Rendezvous 2019  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

For the 23rd year in a row, Rifle is gearing up for a celebration of everything the town has to offer, from local food to live music, at this weekend's Rifle ...



Coal Ridge's Camilla Bates earns L.S. Wood Teacher of the Year  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Think back to 1988.Ronald Reagan was President. The average price for a gallon of gasoline was 91 cents. “Big,” “Die Hard” and “Rain Man” were tops at the ...



Rifle High School duo sign letters of intent to play college football  Aspen Times

Following distinguished careers at Rifle High School as part of the football program, senior fullback/linebacker Tanner Vines, and senior center/defensive tackle ...



Rifle High School student accepted into dental program  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Rifle High School senior Jasmine Sandoval has been accepted into a selective undergraduate dental program at the University of Colorado, according to a ...



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 ...



JAS scholarships send 5 students to elite programs  Aspen Times

Five local music students will attend prestigious music camps for advanced studies this summer on Jazz Aspen Snowmass scholarships.Liam Laird and Renee ...



John Arledge to lead Rifle High School  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

At the May 8 Garfield Re-2 School Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved John Arledge as the new princial at Rifle High School beginning July 1, 2018.



Open school board seat down to 3 candidates  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The search for a new Garfield Re-2 School District board member is nearing its final stages, as the school board now has three candidates to choose from to fill.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Rifle spring sports looks to take a step forward  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Spring sports are in the air at Rifle High School. It's the time of year where players and coaches often have as much of a tussle battling the weather.



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.



Jeremiah (Jay) James Wilson (December 21, 1985 – February 3, 2019)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Our beloved Jeremiah (Jay) James Wilson passed away on February 3, 2019, before his time. Born December 21, 1985 in Glenwood Springs, CO to Jim and ...



Glenwood Springs teams sweep regional mock trial tournament  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Two Glenwood Springs High School mock trial teams will be heading to state championship next month after sweeping regionals on Saturday and Sunday, but ...



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 ...



Four Garfield Re-2 students named to All-State Choir  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Four Garfield Re-2 students have taken their musical talents to the highest heights that Colorado high school students can reach. Rifle High School juniors ...



Rifle native nominated to top Interior job  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

In what he calls a "humbling privilege," Rifle native David Bernhardt has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next secretary of the Interior ...



Rifle boys basketball's rally comes up short in loss to Coronado, 66-62  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Playing inside Jack Smith Gymnasium on Wednesday night in the first round of the class 4A state playoffs, the No. 21 Rifle Bears boys basketball team came ...



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 ...



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'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 ...



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.



Rifle junior off to International Bridge Building competition  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Rifle High School junior Tyler Church is an unlikely bridge builder.The track and cross country athlete had imagined a career in business and marketing.



Rifle's Ryan Moeller makes Fleet's final 53-man roster  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The long, triumphant football journey of Rifle native Ryan Moeller has added a new chapter to the story that continues to write itself. Moeller, a former All-State ...



2018: A look back at the year that was in Garfield County, Pt. 1  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Each year has its memorable stories, and 2018 was no exception in Glenwood Springs and throughout Garfield County. From local students joining in national ...



Bernhardt's roots in state don't sway many activists  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Rifle resident Leslie Robinson can recall a time when David Bernhardt wasn't the nominee to be the next Interior Department secretary, but instead was a kid ...



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 ...



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 ...



GlenX Career Expo is coming to Glenwood High School  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The annual GlenX Career Expo for high school students between Glenwood Springs and Aspen will take place Tuesday, March 5, at Glenwood Springs High ...



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 ...



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'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 ...



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 ...



Summit High runs at Rifle track meet; boys lacrosse, girls soccer open with wins  Summit Daily News

The Summit High School boys and girls track and field teams kicked off their spring seasons this past weekend with several top-10 individual showings at the ...



PREP ROUNDUP: Rifle comes up short in league showdown with Palisade; Coal Ridge sweeps Aspen in league matchup  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Looking to knock off the third-place Palisade Bulldogs Friday night at home inside Jack Smith Gymnasium at Rifle High School, the Bears girls basketball team ...



Prep Roundup: Broadhurst's career night leads Rams over Pirates; Rifle wrestling dominates Moffat County in home dual  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Roaring Fork junior guard Emily Broadhurst has had quite a season for the Rams girls basketball team. The speedy junior continued her impressive season ...



Rifle softball's Kaitlyn Jackson signs with DII Adams State in Alamosa  Aspen Times

Following an illustrious career for Rifle High School softball, Coal Ridge senior Kaitlyn Jackson, the daughter of Jimmy and Amber Jackson, is heading to Adams ...



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 ...



Masi Smith's double-double leads Rifle Bears to win over Summit Tigers  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Right from the opening tip of Tuesday's 4A Western Slope League clash inside Jack Smith Gymnasium at Rifle High School, Bears senior forward Masi Smith ...



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 ...



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'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 ...



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.



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 ...



Garfield County Humanitarian Awards go to Claudia Flores Cruz, Maryhannah Throm, Briana Rodriguez Cruz  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

At 92, Maryhannah Throm still hits the nail squarely on the head as a community volunteer.Known by her friends as “the hammer,” she's a regular on the Meals ...



A look back at the year that was in Garfield County, Part 4  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Out with the old (tramway) in with the new The Iron Mountain tramway is gone, clearing the way for a new tram that's intended to provide a faster, smoother.



Rifle High School football team suspended for postseason  Summit Daily News

RIFLE — Rifle High School principal Todd Ellis confirmed today that the school's football team has been suspended from postseason play for the upcoming ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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: 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'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 ...



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 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, ...



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,”



Glenwood basketball coach Cory Hitchcock resigns for college post  Aspen Times

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Supporters, skeptics rally as Bernhardt nears Senate approval  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A mid-1980s Rifle High School yearbook includes three unrelated photos that, in retrospect, have become a historical oddity in that they all appear on the same ...



Bernhardt visits with local officials  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Commissioners from Mesa and other area counties had the opportunity to bend the ear of the acting head of Interior Department — also President Trump's ...



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.



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 ...



Glenwood's Ximena Gutierrez earns girls 4A WSL Player of the Year  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Following a terrific senior season at Glenwood Springs High School, senior guard Ximena Gutierrez earned the 4A Western Slope League's Player of the Year ...



Education Briefs  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

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



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 ...



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 ...



A look back at the year that was in Garfield County, Part 3  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Lake Christine Fire blows upFor years to come, when Basalt and El Jebel residents celebrate America's Independence Day with picnics and festive red, white, ...



Preps April 16: AHS girls soccer, lacrosse roll to easy wins  Aspen Times

Now 10 games into the season, the Aspen High School girls soccer team seems to have finally settled into its lofty preseason expectations.“I feel like we are less ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Senate confirms Bernhardt nomination  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

A man with Rifle roots will serve as the next secretary of the Interior Department following a 56-41 Senate vote Thursday.



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.



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 ...



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.



2 new members join GRHD board  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Grand River Hospital District recently welcome Larry Sweeney and Britt Choate to its board of directors. Sweeney and Choate were appointed to fill vacancies ...



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 ...



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 Bears come out of hibernation early for football practice  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

RIFLE — There's not too many times when parents will embrace the idea of their teenager staying out far past midnight. That wasn't a problem at all on Monday.



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

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



Get to know your neighbor: Strength and fun in the 'fitness family'  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

When you first walk into 1211 Fitness, you're not immediately intimidated by an expansive amount of training equipment, or massive muscle men that make you ...



Young Summit girls soccer team gelling through early season; Tigers track and field stars shine at Spartan Spike  Summit Daily News

When Rifle High School walked up to Tiger Stadium to play the Summit High School varsity girls soccer team on March 16, it was quite the scene. A 2-foot-wide.



Second annual track and field event needs support from community  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Garfield School District Re-2 is looking for help as it gears up for a day of track and field for students in Re-2 elementary, middle, and high school significant.



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.



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