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CARBONDALE Roaring Fork High School Principal Dale Parker, whose e-mail address was the name of a prominent World War II German general, has a new handle.Parker’s use of Gen. Heinz Guderian’s name in Parker’s e-mail address, listed on the school’s website, prompted complaints from parents, as highlighted in an Aspen Times news story on May 10.By May 11, Parker’s e-mail address on the school’s website was dparker@rfsd.k12.co.us. in keeping with the names of other teachers and administrators on the site.Superintendent Judy Haptonstall said Thursday, “That was not an appropriate e-mail address,” but added, “he was not trying to offend anyone.”Man pleads guilty to child sexual assaultGRAND JUNCTION A Grand Junction man is due for sentencing in July after pleading guilty to child sexual assault, authorities said.Luz Vicente Rocha, 23, entered his plea Wednesday to one charge of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and with a pattern of abuse.Prosecutors dropped eight other charges as part of a plea agreement.Rocha admitted molesting a boy over a four-year period, beginning when the child was 4.The plea agreement called for a sentence of 10 years to life in prison. Sentencing was scheduled for July 3.Eagles Nest seeks forest volunteersMINTURN The Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness are still recruiting volunteers to care for land in the Eagles Nest and Holy Cross wilderness areas of the White River National Forest.New volunteers must attend an all-day training session June 2 at Minturn Town Hall. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Volunteer work includes including hiking patrol, checking campsites and looking for noxious weeds.Volunteers are asked to sign up for at least four days of work between June 3 and Sept. 30. Applications for volunteers are due May 12.For more details and a volunteer application, visit http://www.fenw.org, or call Maryann Gaug, Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness volunteer program coordinator, at (970) 468-6219 or (970) 389-1099.Individuals who cannot access the application online may also stop by the White River National Forest offices in Eagle or Minturn for a copy of the application. (Vail Daily)


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