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AmeriCorps Volunteer Andre Garcia Dies

The AmeriCorps Maple 50 team, which has been working in the Kimball area for the past month, suffered the loss of one of its team members, Andre Garcia.

Jessica Rocha from the Visitors Center reported that Andre had a rapidly progressing medical condition that took his life. It was a non-COVID related viral infection. Reports indicated that he fell ill and was taken to Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff and eventually was transferred to Denver.

On Thursday of last week, the South Platte Natural Resource District held a ceremony at Oliver Lake and planted a tree in memory of Andre.