Thirteen elementary students from mountain area schools attended the Jefferson County Honors Band and Orchestra on Feb. 21 at Arvada High School.
Students were nominated to represent each school and were required to learn four pieces on their own prior to two days of rehearsals before performing at the music festival to a packed gymnasium.
The Intermountain Rural Electric Association gave $1,000 scholarships to high school graduates whose families are IREA customers. Students submitted their names and were chosen by drawing. This year, mountain-area recipients included: Sarah Simpson of Platte Canyon High School, who will attend the University of Colorado Boulder; Dylan Lewis of Platte Canyon High School, who will attend Red Rocks Community College; Jeffrey Drake of Platte Canyon High School, who will attend Red Rocks Community College.
Meghan Flaherty and Dillon Whisman, both of Bailey, have been named to the dean’s list at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D.
Students on the dean’s list maintain a 3.5 or better grade point average.
Chloe is an 11-month-old Basset hound mix. She is sweet and affectionate with people and other dogs. She would love a home where she’ll gets lots of play time, go for daily walks and sniff to her heart’s content. You can see her at the IMHS shelter, where she plays with other dogs all day long. The Intermountain Humane Society, at 67318 U.S. Highway 285 in Pine Junction, is open every day for adoptions. For adoption information, visit www.imhs.org or call 303-838-2668.
Colorado Rotary Clubs and individuals have donated money to the Conifer Rotary Foundation to aid local families impacted by the Lower North Fork Fire.
Included in the donors were 9- and 10-year-old Joey and Taylor LaValley of Centennial, who raised $80 by selling lemonade at their stand.
The Conifer Rotary is working with the Mountain Resource Center and other local nonprofit organizations to utilize the funds in the most helpful manner. More than $9,000 has been donated to this cause.
Each year, members of the Elk Creek Fire Department select two of their most outstanding members: firefighter and rookie firefighter of the year. Voting takes place in December, and winners were announced on Jan. 21 at the annual Elk Creek Fire Department banquet.
The Mountain Foothills Rotary presented a check to the Evergreen Park and Recreation District and Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity from the proceeds of the two Summer Showcase concerts that took place at Evergreen Lake over the summer.
Jessica Bigler was selected Outstanding First-Year Student for her excellence in scholarship and leadership at the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She is a doctor of medicine candidate in the class of 2014.