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Fruita’s First High Schools

By Denise Hight  Within three years of Fruita’s founding, a red brick schoolhouse was built in 1887 on the southwest corner of the East Aspen Avenue block between North Elm and North Peach Streets near where the Civic Center stands today. Grade school classes were taught downstairs and three-year high school classes were taught upstairs. By the turn of the century, however, the building was becoming overcrowded and Fruita needed to build a high school. There were several communities with schools in the Lower Valley, but none of them had a dedicated high school. Classes were instead held

Join the TRIBE

By Denise Hight  Fruita Women are invited to join the TRIBE. The TRIBE, a new women’s networking organization, is the 2017 rebranding and revamping of the Fruita Chamber Women in Business group. The quote “Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women that have her back” is the inspiration for the new group. The dictionary definition of tribe is “a group of persons having a common character, occupation, or interest” and that definition certainly applies to the Fruita-based business women that TRIBE hopes to attract. The women of TRIBE can also