Museums of Western Colorado host sixth annual Heritage Awards

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Museums of Western Colorado hosted the sixth annual Heritage Awards on Tuesday night.

Leaders in history, archaeology and paleontology gathered at the Museum of the West in Downtown Grand Junction. The awards ceremony recognized the people, and groups, who preserve and protect our community's heritage.

"We want to recognize those historians that are digging into historical topics in this area. Archaeologists that are finding new finds every other year and paleontologists as they look for ancient animals, reptiles and dinosaurs," said Peter Booth, Executive Director of Museums of Western Colorado.

There were seven awards handed out. The "Heritage Enterprise Award" went to a Fruita company, Gaston Design. They create casts of dinosaur and ancient reptile bones for museums around the world.

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