Laurie Hallenbeck: Hayden news for July 24



Happy birthday wishes to Jay Dee Hockaday, Terry Wattles, Shelby Archuleta, April Montieth, Tyson Sweetser, Darrel Abbot and Glen Frentress.

Happy anniversary wishes to Amber and Jarrod Schneider, Ashly and Brandon Shipman and Colton and Brenda Whiteside.


Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Donald Long, who passed away suddenly last week. A funeral was held in Yampa on July 22. A scholarship fund has been set up for Donald’s daughter, Anna, at Mountain Valley Bank.

For those who want to send words of encouragement and support to Bob Preator: He has been moved to the Rehab Unit at St. Mary’s in Grand Junction. Cards can be sent to Bob Preator, Rehab Room No. 3R03, St. Mary’s Hospital, 2635 N. 7th St., Grand Junction, CO 81501. He also can be reached at 970-298-3703.


Tyler Hockaday and Richard Hallenbeck spent the week at Mount Elim Bible Camp on Gore Pass. They had a great time.

Bible school

The Vacation Bible School at Hayden Congregational Church was well-attended this week by children from the town. Thanks to all the volunteers.

County fair

The Routt County Fair is just around the corner, and organizers are looking for some daredevils to participate in the demolition derby on Aug. 19. For rules and regulations, contact Jill Delay at 276-3068 or


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