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West Grand High School student wins scholarship

SUMMIT COUNTY – Rhiannon Garham, a senior at West Grand High School in Kremmling, earned a $1,000 Sam Walton Community Scholarship from Wal-Mart associates. Garham received her award because of her strong academic performance and involvement in school and community activities.

“We’re pleased to support Rhiannon in her pursuit of higher education and wish her the very best in the years ahead,” store manager Robert Ownbey said.

Garham’s honors and activities include the National Honor Society (president), honor roll, Script K award, superior rating in forensics, Spanish Club, volleyball, cheerleading, FBUA and pom spirit team.

Garham volunteers at Cliffview Assisted Living Center and belongs to two youth groups. She enjoys camping, hiking, snowboarding, horseback riding and rafting.

Help the support the arts

Help support the arts by participating in the protest against Gov. Bill Owens receiving an award for Community Cultural Enrichment at the Mizel Center for the Arts and Culture’s annual fundraising dinner, called “Celebrating America Through Arts and Culture.” The protest will take place outside the Wings over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Parkway, in Denver.

Members of the arts community will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake

Dillon Theatre in Dillon. For more information or to participate, call Sandy Greenhut at (970) 468-7557.

Sheriff’s office sees two promotions

BRECKENRIDGE – County commissioners appointed Sheriff Joe Morales as the director of the Office of Emergency

Management for Summit County – and Morales promoted Sheriff’s technician Jonathan Comyn as Summit County Emergency Manager – April 14.

Sheriff’s Office officials announced the appointments May 29.

As the county’s emergency manager, Comyn will be responsible for the emergency preparedness and response for the county, prepare and update a local or interjurisdictional disaster emergency plan and provide officials with a statement outlining the responsibilities of each local agency and of the chain of command in an emergency. Additionally, he will develop a training plan to familiarize county, municipal and other emergency officials with the plan.

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