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Michael Menard, head of the Loyd Files Research Library at the Museum of the West, will retire at the end of the year. During the past five decades, Menard “has been instrumental in all the changes and all the successes the museum has seen,” said Peter Booth, the museum’s executive director.


Think of Michael Menard as the organizing mind that sets the stage for the display of artifacts at the Museum of Western Colorado.
Menard, the museum’s curator of archives and head of the Loyd Files Research Library, has worked largely behind the scenes, cataloging and organizing the museum’s collection and giving context to the exhibits that go on display out front.

Joe Prinster, local ‘icon,’ dies on Christmas eve

A memorial Mass for Joseph C. Prinster, shepherd of City Market during the hard times of the 1980s, proponent of women in the workplace, founder of the Grand Valley’s economic-development effort and prolific benefactor to causes great and small, will be on Jan. 3. Prinster died on Wednesday. He was 89.



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