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Graduating Rifle High School Bears ready to roam free  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Be Rifle Bears wherever you go,” Rifle High School commencement speaker Kyle Mickelson told the graduating class of 2019 on Saturday. “You're Bear strong ...



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 ...



Rifle High School students head to nationals for SkillsUSA  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

While Rifle High School auto shop students like to spend most of the school year under the hood of a car, for the past several months seven students in the ...



David Charles Whitcombe (January 28, 1965 — June 19, 2019)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

David Whitcombe spoke fluent Spanish, English with a variety of abominable accents, he fixed computer problems you didn't know you had, and he did 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 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 ...



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 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.



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.



David “Krow” Keithley (January 30, 1954 — May 27, 2019)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

David “Krow” Keithley, 65, of Rifle, Colorado, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 27th, 2019. David was born on January 30th, 1954, to Earl ...



Rifle-area events calendar, May 23-29  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

thursday, may 23Beer & Wine Tasting — 5:00 pm, New Castle Liquors, 820 Castle Valley Blvd., New Castle. Tasting time! Join us this Thirsty Thursday, May 23, ...



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.



Western Garfield County graduations slated Saturday  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Silt, Rifle and Parachute high schools are holding their graduation ceremonies this Saturday in Western Garfield County.



Rifle and New Castle-area trail planning among $100K Garfield County 2nd quarter funding requests  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Over a dozen discretionary funding grant requests were made to the Garfield County commissioners this quarter, leaving the commissioners to decide if they ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Luther “Lu” Lewis (November 6, 1928 – May 28, 2019)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Luther “Lu” Lee Lewis, age 90, died Tuesday, May 28, 2019, due to complications from falling.Born November 6, 1928, in Hammon, Oklahoma, he was the son ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Bernhardt's origin story? It's complicated  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's press handlers provided a Daily Sentinel reporter a precious few minutes with him during the Western Governors' ...



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 ...



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 ...



Rifle native nominated to top Interior job | Western Colorado  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 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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Volunteers spend their summers with patients  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Every summer students around Garfield County spend their time doing anything from summer jobs to whatever comes their way. For Natalie Diaz, Ana Ibarra ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 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 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 ...



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 ...



Darlene May Estes (September 21, 1935–July 11, 2019)  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

On Thursday, July 11, 2019 our beloved wife and mother, Darlene May Estes was called home by her Heavenly Father. Darlene, 83, of Rifle, Colorado passed ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



54 Garfield County athletes head to state track and field championships  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

As hundreds of athletes and media members, and thousands of fans converge on JeffCo Stadium Thursday through Saturday in Lakewood for the 2019 State ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Alpine Bank awards scholarships for 14 Latino students to attend CMC  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Alpine Bank has awarded scholarships to 14 Latino student attending Colorado Mountain College, including eight student from Garfield and Pitkin counties.



Re-2 Agriculture program grows to new heights  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The Garfield Re-2 agriculture programs are growing. They aren't growing crops, or animals. Next year, they are growing in size and numbers. As part of 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.



Coal Ridge students deliver art to Colorado veterans home in Rifle  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Colorado State Veterans Community Living Center Recreation Coordinator Deena Jacoby could barely contain her enthusiasm when a pair of Coal Ridge High ...



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 ...



Phillips makes right pitch, lands softball job  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

RIFLE — Troy Phillips made a different kind of sales pitch when he looked to become the head softball coach at Rifle High School — and it's a pitch.



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 ...



Medical scholarships awarded to 10 Grand River volunteers  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

To thank and recognize those that have supported their community, on Tuesday Grand River Health handed out medical career scholarships to 10 distinguished ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Readers say thanks  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Inaugural Re-2 field day a successMay 12 was one for the Garfield Re-2 school district's history books. On this day, the district held the first ever ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



Bernhardt visits with local officials | Western Colorado  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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



New YouthZone mural in Rifle shows danger of processed foods  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

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.



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.



Sharing the Load: Rifle's unselfish rushing attack has helped the Bears reach the 3A semifinals  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Go ahead and start throwing cliches out there. One is “There's no I in team.” Another could be “It's all because of [someone else].” For sure, almost every cliche.



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 ...



Veteran's Day assembly features message for Rifle High School students  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Pay attention to the freedoms Americans have enjoyed, guard and protect them, was the message given to the Rifle High School student body by a Veteran's ...



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.



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: 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.



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 ...



SAT scores are slightly down in Colorado. Find your school's 2019 results  Chalkbeat Colorado

More than half of Colorado's high schools recorded lower SAT scores last spring when compared with the past year, according to data released Thursday.



Photos: Rifle Invitational girls golf tournament  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Rifle High School's girls golf team played host to 61 girls from around the Western Slope and 10 full-sized teams during the annual Rifle Invitational girls golf ...



Education Briefs  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Friends of the Glenwood Springs Airport gives scholarships. Each year the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Airport awards scholarship money to local ...



Documents: Rifle officials angered by 'falsehoods'  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

RIFLE — After learning in December that their football program and coach were being punished, Rifle High School officials wrote to state regulators that Fort ...



Back home  The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Elly Walters grew up in Brownson Arena, so it was a little strange for her to be on the opposing team her freshman year, playing basketball at Regis University.



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 ...



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 10000 fans on Nov. 29,



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 ...



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 ...



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