You Saw It, June 1, 2017

“Our amazing granddaughter, Melissa Firestone, just had to do a yoga pose upon ascending Independence Monument, May 6,” wrote Sue Chapman who sent in this photo taken by her grandson and Melissa’s husband, Cody Firestone.

Two runners in the Grand Valley Marathon on May 6 slowed their pace to pose for a photo with Mount Garfield in the background and taken by Gayle Madden. “It was a gorgeous day for a run,” Gayle wrote.

Jake Gustafson, 7, holds his much-worked for ribbon after the Buddy Werner State Championship races at Sunlight Mountain Ski Resort in March. “Ironically, Jake never made it to the podium following any of his races at Powderhorn with the kids in his age-class. But, somehow, in the first U8 race at the state championship ski races held at Sunlight, Jake surpassed all of his Powderhorn Race Club teammates in that morning’s race to win seventh place behind racers from other parts of Colorado,” wrote Jack Gustafson with his photo.

The FRA Colorado West Branch 244 presented the first and second place awards for its Americanism/Patriotism Essay Contest on April 12. The first place winners each were given $50 and the second place recipients were given $25. Pictured from left are: Jacob Leon, first place, R-5 High School; Daniel Van Hoose, second place, Fruita Monument High School; Jaden Zanhiser, first place, Palisade High School; Heinz Park, FRA Branch 244 president: Bud Johnson, essay chairman; Brent Metzler, first place, Palisade High School; and Carson Collins, second place, Hotchkiss High School. Not pictured: Emily Case, second place, Nucla High School.

“This was one of the best Cinco de Mayo’s I can remember ... I have lived here going into 40 years,” wrote Susan Justice, who took this photo.

Altrusa International of Palisade celebrated its 20th anniversary as well as the 100th anniversary of the founding of Altrusa International on April 8 with a gathering at A Taste of Heaven Catering. Members of the Palisade club were joined by family members and Altrusa members from Grand Junction, Delta and Montrose, wrote Darralee Coba.

Allison Rickert, a teacher at Kathryn Senor Elementary School in the Garfield Re-2 School District, was named the L.S. Wood Charitable Trust Teacher of the Year in early May. Pictured from left are a trust administrator Don Parkison, Trorie Rickert, Allison Rickert, Kathryn Senor Principal Jana Price and Garfield Re-2 Superintendent Brent Curtice.


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