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Many attended the grand re-opening of the Avalon Theatre Saturday. Social Junction photographer Tina Bennett captured the smiling faces of those who attended.
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Parents worry about gifted students’ future

Parents of gifted and talented students in School District 51 say they’re worried that the elimination of sixth-grade honors literacy courses at the last District 51 middle school that had those classes — Mount Garfield Middle School — may lead to the demise or down-playing of other honors programming.


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    Young and old alike attended the Avalon Theatre Gala event.

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    Caprock volleyball fun, high school softball, pro rodeo competition.

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    The grand reopening and tour of the Avalon Theater Wednesday morning.

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    Eyes on a dragonfly, new U.S. citizens get sworn in, a crowd at the Avalon.

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    Lost Lake isn’t really lost and it’s a great place for hikers, anglers.

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    Scenes from Pork ‘n Hops and the Colorado Pro Rodeo.


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