On Sept. 11, Nick Schafer was master of ceremonies at 7 p.m. at a memorial held in the high school auditorium. Rowan McQuarrie played his bagpipe and Andrea Deepe sang a patriotic solo. Our band teacher and band students played their trumpets. The fire department, police department and Hayden High School band all helped make this a very special event for the large crowd in attendance.

Little Mia Archuleta celebrated her third birthday last Saturday at the city park in Craig. Her mother, Cammi, hosted the celebration for Mia with a host of friends and family enjoying the refreshments, balloons, the tots playing and generally just being together.

Bill Barnes has been released from the hospital and is now beginning his recovery at home.

Sylvia Walker returned to her home last weekend following a two-month vacation. She spent the first several weeks in Albuquerque, N.M., with family, then traveled to Italy with her mother, sister and cousin. They spent three weeks there with family who were able to help them with a tour of all they wanted to see. They especially enjoyed visiting the farms where the ancestors lived and to attend services with the Pope in attendance.

Mickey Hayes underwent major surgery Sept. 9 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. He is doing well and hopes to soon return to his job.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Word has been received her that Alice Riggott Rolando died Sept. 3, 2002, in Lebanon, Ore., following a battle with cancer. She was born in Mount Harris Nov. 10, 1936. At the time of her death, she was 65 years old. Alice moved from Hayden in 1949. She leaves her husband, Tom Rolando, two sons, James who makes his home in California and Joseph who also lives in Lebanon. Her sister Allie and husband Dom Esposito make their home in Newton, N.C.

Ben Dunning is now at his home recovering from heart bypass surgery at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver last week. We wish you a speedy recovery Ben!

On the morning of Sept. 11, the Sweet Adeline sang at the Moffat County Courthouse in memory of those killed one year ago. In the evening, they joined other groups at St. Michael’s Catholic Church to pay homage to all who died last year in the attack on America.

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