Signing a new book

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Photo by Richie Ann Ashcraft

Photographer Christopher Tomlinson started signing the first case of his newest book, “From Sandstone To Summit” Tuesday afternoon. This is the fourth book Tomlinson has illustrated. His friend and trail partner, Dave Haynes, tells the stories behind the photos, with clever insight into flora, fauna and natural phenomena.

“I’m honored and blessed to have a job I love and be in a town I love. This book is just the cherry on top,” Tomlinson said.

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Man aims banana at deputies

Two deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fruitvale man Sunday who they initially thought had threatened them with a gun. Call it, instead, a case of drive-by fruiting. The man was pointing a banana at them.



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