Media Ops Plan for Delaney’s Celebration of Life

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625 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone: 970-549-5858 FAX: 970-549-5810

Media Advisory

Media Ops Plan for Delaney’s Celebration of Life

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sean Hazelhurst, Shift PIO (970) 250-8117

Today’s Date: 03/23/2016


Media Ops Plan for Delaney Clements – Celebration of Life

Purpose: The purpose of this plan is to allow reasonable access for the media to attend the Celebration of Life for Delaney, given the significant community interest, while still being respectful and cognizant of the wishes of the family.

Dates and Times: The Celebration of Life for Delaney will take place on Saturday, March 26th at 1 pm.


  • Fellowship Church, 765 24 Rd. Grand Junction, Colorado 81505

Media Presence at the Celebration of Life for Delaney: The family has agreed to allow the media to film/photograph the Celebration of Life for Delaney. Media will be required to identify themselves as such via professional credentials and check in upon arrival with the GJFD Shift PIO (Sean Hazelhurst).

PLEASE NOTE: We have elected to allow two (2) pool TV cameras w/ two (2) reporters, and one pool still camera for the Celebration of Life for Delaney. The video footage will be obtained by KKCO NBC 11 News and KREX-TV NEWS 5. Still photography will be captured by the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. The contacts for our media outlets are: KKCO- News Director, Amanda Mayle (970) 270-5661, KREX- News Director, Jorma Duran (970) 242-5000 and The Daily Sentinel, Mike Wiggins (970) 256-4252. There will also be a livestream available by KKCO to cover the Celebration of Life for Delaney as it happens. This stream will be accessible at, or A PIO will be on hand to direct you to your media location. Please refrain from filming the family, to allow them as much privacy as possible.

During the service, KKCO will be inside the chapel handling the live stream of the actual celebration. KREX will be assigned outside of the chapel to interview 5 or 6 handpicked friends of Delaney (Shift PIO Hazelhurst will be in charge of this process).  The Daily Sentinel designated photographer will have a location inside the church. All media locations will be designated by GJFD Shift PIO Sean Hazelhurst (970) 250-8117. It is our request that our local media outlets share information with each other to provide the best coverage of the Celebration of Life for Delaney.

There will be no interment as Delaney has requested to be cremated.

There will be no pre or post procession.

Contact: On the day of the celebration, please direct all media inquiries to:

  • Sean Hazelhurst – (970) 250-8117
  • Brian Clark – (970) 640-3443

Any of these plans are subject to change, as we continue to try to plan for what we anticipate will be a very large turnout. Updated information will be distributed through the GJFD blog at