Photo by Rich Meck Paonia wide receiver Josh Altman scores off a pass from Taylor Walters late in the first half of the 1A state championship game against Centauri.The estimated 1,500 spectators at Saturday's Class 1A state championship football game at Paonia Town Park got what they came for: A true, hard-hitting state championship game that was undecided until the final snap of the ball.More
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For 10 1/2 years after Rick Marion was partially paralyzed in a 20-foot fall from a ladder, he vacillated between feeling sorry for himself and drinking and smoking — a lot. When he was diagnosed as a borderline diabetic, Jeannie Mueller, a physician's assistant at Surface Creek Family Practice, asked him if he had anything to live for.