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Blaine Peters works on creating a cement entryway sign that will look like a large granite boulder.


Blaine Peters of Rock Work Unlimited in Rifle wires expanded metal lath to a rebar structure as he creates an entryway sign along 25 road to the new Copper Creek subdivision. The finished sign will be cement made to look like a granite boulder, patterned after a rock Peters found on a camping trip near Granby earlier this month.

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