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Ray Powell of Grand Junction helps Patriot Guard Riders place American flags on graves at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of the Western Slope on Friday afternoon. Powell said he had a lot of friends who died in the Vietnam War. Veterans will be honored in a ceremony at the cemetery, 2830 Riverside Parkway, at 10 a.m. Monday with the laying of wreaths by representatives of veterans organizations, dedication of new memorials, a service for deceased veterans and remarks by local officials. Access and parking at the cemetery will be as normal, as construction at the cemetery has been suspended for the weekend.

Governor joins in push to save coal mine

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday wrote Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging action to avoid a shutdown of the Colowyo Coal Mine north of Meeker, joining other high-level elected officials in doing so.


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