Local educators hope their decision last week to stage a “walk-in” sends a two-part message: That they oppose inadequate funding for education, while acknowledging local efforts in recent years to financially compensate for state shortages.
Cody Weston Rice, age 54, of Cimarron passed away on Friday, April 27 in the comforts of his home. Cody was born May 4, 1963 in Gunnison. He spent his childhood in Gunnison and Cimarron and some in Marshfield, Mo., where he was a member of White Oak Baptist Church.
Ralph “Peter” Carbone, 41, formerly of Seneca Falls, N.Y., passed away on Friday, April 20 in California as a result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident. Family and friends attended a Memorial Mass on Friday, April 27 at St. Patrick’s Church, in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
Tom Archuletta passed away on April 25. Tom was born and raised in Gunnison. He graduated from Gunnison High School and joined the U.S. Air Force where he honorably and faithfully served from 1961-65. Tom attended Mesa College for a year and then married the love of his life Georgia Pawless.
Nicole Albin Dust (Nikki), age 34, passed away peacefully on April 26 in Longmont with her sister Ashley by her side. She was born in Hartford, Conn., and moved to Crested Butte in 1995 attending the Crested Butte Community School. She later lived in Gunnison before settling in Longmont.