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Devils football coach John Ramunno talks to his players before practice in 2007. Ramunno announced his retirement on Friday after 35 years of coaching football, 34 of which were spent as the head coach.
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Ramunno Retires

Longtime Eagle Valley High School head football coach and teacher John Ramunno announced his retirement.

Ramunno has been a physical education teacher and head football coach at the school for the past 34 years. In addition to Ramunno’s retirement, the head football coaching jobs are open at Battle Mountain High School and Summit High School.

High speed arrest

Charges were filed against Edwards resident Justin Aubry Hammond, who was arrested after reportedly fleeing authorities as they attempted to make a traffic stop on Interstate 70.

He was detained by authorities following a high-speed pursuit on westbound Interstate 70 at mile marker 168.

School lock down

Schools in the Edwards area were locked down for about an hour when a student brought what turned out to be an airsoft pistol — which shoots plastic BBs using a spring mechanism — into a high school building.

Local law enforcement responded to a call when a citizen saw a girl move what appeared to be a firearm into her backpack and then head into the Battle Mountain High School building. Authorities weren’t immediately certain which school she had entered, or if she had entered one at all, said a letter sent home to parents.

Schools in that area were immediately locked down and the search began, beginning with Battle Mountain.

CMC reaches out

Colorado Mountain College President Carrie Hauser is more than living up to her promise that every graduating high schooler in the area will get a letter of admission.

This month, seniors throughout the college’s 12,000-square-mile service found out that they’re not only pre approved to attend, but the school will put down $1,000 scholarship to get them started.

“It is an invitation to students to keep CMC top of mind for their college choice and a message to all young people in our communities that they are college material,” Hauser said.

Body found in Crystal River

Carbondale Police said Friday that a body found in the Crystal River on Thursday was that of a 71-year-old man reported missing from his River Valley Ranch home around noon.

Rifle Police Department furnished a tracking dog for the search, and Garfield County Search and Rescue helped recover the body from the river just south of North Bridge Drive. The Garfield County coroner is investigating the death, but police said it does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

The name of the deceased has not been released pending the completion of the investigation.


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