Hotchkiss High School art teacher Jamie Roeber doesn't care much for "cookie-cutter" assignments, where the entire class is given a project and a deadline.
"I don't believe in that," said Roeber, now in her eighth year of teaching, and her fifth year at HHS.
There is no substitute for hard work and preparation, which is why the members of the Grand Mesa All Star Cheerleading Team are wasting no time learning the competitive routines they'll be performing between now and next spring.
Cheerleading "season" runs from August to March, and like many other athletic endeavors, begins at "camp" with team- and skill-building activities.
Twenty-four Colorado families who have owned and operated their farm or ranch for 100 years or more were recognized during the 27th annual Centennial Farms Celebration at the Colorado State Fair. With two dozen submissions, this year's group is the program's largest since 1995.