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    Julia Crane

    Julia Crane, a paid intern at The Times-Independent, is a senior at Grand County High School. She reports on local education and more.
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    A new kind of Friday Night Lights

    Due to a pandemic-shortened academic year for the Class of 2020, Grand County High School staff decided to give seniors one last honor. Two schools in Michigan inspired the idea.

    Top scholars: Hawks, Birdwell named valedictorian, salutatorian

    Jenna Hawks and Milo Birdwell are Grand County High’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Class of 2020.

    Helping teens understand emotional toll of pandemic

    Local social worker Antje Rath discusses how teens can handle pandemic changes and face their challenges.

    Schools continue to feed hundreds of local students

    School lunches are still being provided to students who need them by the Grand County School District via school bus.

    Answering the call: MRH staffers go above and beyond

    When the world plunged into panic that prompted a run on toilet paper and any product touted as a germ killer and people went into what’s been dubbed lock down, heroes emerged from the safety of their homes to protect their citizens.

    Opinion: COVID-19 hits H.S. seniors with sucker punch brought

    Julia Crane The Sterling Scholar competition is a tradition for many of the nation’s seniors...

    Teens deal with losing the social aspect of life

    Teenagers are naturally social creatures. More than a month into living with social distancing and shelter-in-place to stave off the worst effects of the pandemic, some are chafing at the bit and some are coping better.

    From gardening to reading, teens are adapting

    These girls don’t seem overly stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic that has certainly given their parents and grandparents...

    A lost season of GCHS sports

    Students cope with disappointments, uncertainties Chloe Book is one of several Red Devil seniors who...

    Groups, businesses work to meet community’s needs

    Lunches are served from a school bus while students stay home in an effort to stop the spread...

    Online learning is the new reality as schools close until May

    No School! At least, not at the actual school building. With COVID-19 on the rise, education for Grand County, and most of the nation, has temporarily moved to online learning...

    Small business, big moves

    Major renovations to the former Shopko Hometown building at 1145 South Highway 191 have been ongoing for two months in anticipation of a new tenant....

    Museum moves into the future to hold onto the past

    Changes that began at the Moab Museum in 2014 — including its closure for renovations since...

    Opinion: District misses mark on social media assemblies

    Julia Crane We all know the world is full of danger, but a recent evil...

    Cell tower vexes school board

    A member of Hogan and Associates Construction, the general contractor on the Grand County Middle School project, points...

    Presentation on social media’s downside scheduled

    Motivational speaker Collin Kartchner lectures on the negative effects of social media and the internet, and how these...