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Over the weekend two more area schools held their graduation ceremonies, each in their own unique way, in order to keep their students, staff and community safe from the possibility of contracting the Coronavirus. Both schools, Granada and Cheyenne Wells, took the planning of these graduation ceremonies quite seriously as school administration met with parents of the senior students and then decided on the best course of action that fit best for their own communities.

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This morning I woke up in my old apartment, located in downtown Cambridge, MA. The apartment is quiet and empty. Looking around my room, it is as if the pandemic never really happened. There are sticky notes with my to-do list on my mirror. Meetings that never happened, work that was canceled, and a grocery list long overdue. My stand table has an unfinished novel that I had started, a glass of aged water, and tickets to the Peabody museum for March 19th.

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Social Distancing

I didn’t realize the extent of the isolated lifestyle we were livin’ here on the prairie until they issued the shelter in place rule and our basic day to day lives never changed.

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Hunter and Lexi Uhland of Haswell, Colorado are proud to announce the birth of their twins LAILA ROSE UHLAND and MACE WESTON UHLAND born on March 28, 2020. Laila Rose was born at 12:00 am weighing 5 lbs. and 2 oz. and was 17 in. length. Mace Weston was born at 2:26 am weighing 6 lbs. and 7 oz. and measured 18 in. in length. The twins were welcomed home by two big brothers Sage and Creed.


NOLAN HAEDYN MARQUEZ was born on April 17, 2020 to proud parents Traegon and Kiri Marquez of Granada, Colorado. The beautiful little boy arrived at 6:39 pm at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado weighing in at 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19.5 in. long. Dr. Kasza was the attending physician. Maternal grandparents are Mark and Christa Ricker of Springfield, Colorado. Maternal great-grandparents include Clark and Danetta Schreiber of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado; Nelson and Nancy Ricker of Walsh, Colorado; and Ron and Pam Masterson of Springfield, Colorado. Paternal grandmother is Michelle Marquez of Granada, Colorado. Paternal great-grandparents are Richard and Roselia Marquez of Granada, Colorado. Baby Nolan was welcomed home by his proud big sister Paetyn Marquez.