'Open up my playground,' boy pleads

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9-year-old stages solitary protest at Hartwell Park; tape temporarily removed, then replaced

  • Erin McIntyre ā€” Ouray County Plaindealer Rowan Huffman advertises what he thinks about the closure of the playgrounds at Hartwell Park. The 9-year-old Ridgway Elementary Scholl staged a one-person protest during the May 22 Ridgway Farmer's Market. Someone removed the police tape and signage at the playground over the weekend, but town officials replaced them on Sunday. Gov. Jared Polis' order closing playgrounds remains in effect.
    Erin McIntyre ā€” Ouray County Plaindealer Rowan Huffman advertises what he thinks about the closure of the playgrounds at Hartwell Park. The 9-year-old Ridgway Elementary Scholl staged a one-person protest during the May 22 Ridgway Farmer's Market. Someone removed the police tape and signage at the playground over the weekend, but town officials replaced them on Sunday. Gov. Jared Polis' order closing playgrounds remains in effect.
Rowan Huffman finished up his last day of third grade at home on the morning of May 22, made a homemade sign out of cardboard from the packaging of his parent's new dining set and headed to Ridgway Farmers' Market from his Loghill Mesa home with his parents, Maurice and Sheila Huffman. The 9-year-old stood alone in front of playground equipement at Hartwell Park that has been wrapped in policeā€¦

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