Cindy Parseghian, president and co-founder of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, tells a roomful of high school students and their parents during the annual Superintendent’s Scholars luncheon at Two Rivers Convention Center that their futures will be as bright as the four years they have just finished in high school. Parseghian, a 1973 graduate of Grand Junction High School, was the keynote speaker at today’s luncheon, which honored 125 District 51 students who have earned a cumulative 4.0 grade point average or better during their high school careers.
Glenwood Springs resident Audrey Lowndes was so excited after attending a Jehovah’s Witnesses service on April 14 that she and boyfriend James “McCabe” Mallin called her family in Cortez to talk about the bibles they received and the kindness of others at the service. Just hours later, Lowndes was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back of her head, and Mallin, 28, was being held in the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder. And by April 16,
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■ Frances Hawkins, 90, Fruita, died April 23, 2014, at St. Mary’s … more
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More Criterium bike racing, lots of baseball action, plus high school tennis.
DeBeque debates pot, high water blocks trail, students donate blood.
Take a kaleidoscope journey through time and earth at Rattlesnake Arches Trail.
A trick to try if you’re gardening with kids.
Tree climbing wasn’t the only fun activity that took place at Lincoln Park.
A thank you to the tutors and volunteers at the Riverside Educational Center.
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A state measure of childhood well-being known as KIDS COUNT ranked Mesa County 12th out of 25 … more
DENVER — The Colorado Senate gave unanimous approval to a bill Wednesday designed to crack … more
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has a primary opponent, but he also has collected more money than … more
Drug-selling arrest at CMU … more
Kirby Gamble is looking forward to receiving his high school diploma at the end of his first year … more
Until last October, my family had affordable health insurance with decent coverage. We are a … more
National debt could bring on economic collapse Last month our federal government reported that it … more
When people ask me about the future, I usually say that if we continue on our present political … more
In some respects, Tuesday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision — upholding a voter-approved … more
Even in lackluster economy, positive thinking is important Conservatives have harped in doomsday … more
This is in response to a letter printed April 15 about conservatives wanting rule of law only when … more
Spring biking in the valley can get crowded. … more
Cruz Maestas has been a soccer standout for years at Palisade, using her physical play to spark … more
Colorado Mesa’s baseball team tops the first official NCAA Division II South Central Region … more
Trent Allianic could be pitching for an NCAA Division I program. … more
NCAA Division II Region Poll … more
Hole in One … more
American folk rock music duo Indigo Girls will make a stop in Grand Junction for an outdoor show … more
Magré, BZ, Italy—Spring comes reluctantly to this northern-most part of Italy, hard … more
The festival for the esteemed fat tire is riding now in Fruita with the four-day US Bank Fruita … more
Cross Orchards now open … more
Friday, April 25 … more
Someone once said that music is the soundtrack to your life. Let’s think about that for a … more
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DENVER (AP) — Some Colorado lawmakers want to use $3.5 million in recreational pot tax revenue to seek a matching Medicaid grant from the federal government, which considers pot illegal. Here are five things to know about the state's marijuana income:
DENVER (AP) — The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn't agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn't tightly controlled.
DENVER (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Udall is about even with his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, according to a poll released Thursday that confirms Colorado's Senate race is one of the nation's most competitive.
DENVER (AP) — Backup catcher Hector Sanchez played a starring role in a wild win.
DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes are appealing a judge's order requiring a second sanity evaluation to the state's Supreme Court.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it better under slavery.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead.
DETROIT (AP) — A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.
CHICAGO (AP) — From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.