When her pen pal in Kenya told her last year she walked 550 yards once or twice a day to get water, 11-year-old Jennifer Stuckenschneider of Grand Junction sold some of her art to get water pumped to her friend’s house.
This year, Jennifer wanted to do more to help people in Third World countries who struggle to obtain clean water. On Friday afternoon, she hosted a fundraiser for Unbound, a Kansas City-based charity that works in 21 developing countries to provide wells and water filtration systems, sanitary toilets, hygiene education and nutrition supplements and vitamins for people with HIV or AIDS.
The employment trend both locally and statewide seems to be headed in the right direction, as the Grand Junction-area unemployment rate dropped to a level in August not seen since December 2008. The area jobless rate fell to a non-seasonally adjusted 5.5 percent last month, according to the most recent data. That’s a drop from 6.3 for the region in July 2014.
When her pen pal in Kenya told her last year she walked 550 yards once or twice … more
The employment trend both locally and statewide seems to be headed in the right … more
Western Slope agriculture should have the same heft in water discussions as … more
Measures aimed at improving forest health and broadening the nation’s … more
■ Myron Lesley Forshee, 72, Silver City, New Mexico, died Sept. 14, … more
Caprock volleyball fun, high school softball, pro rodeo competition.
The grand reopening and tour of the Avalon Theater Wednesday morning.
Eyes on a dragonfly, new U.S. citizens get sworn in, a crowd at the Avalon.
Lost Lake isn’t really lost and it’s a great place for hikers, anglers.
Scenes from Pork ‘n Hops and the Colorado Pro Rodeo.
Hands tell a lot about people. Enjoy this photo essay of hands by Dean Humphrey.
■ Myron Lesley Forshee, 72, Silver City, New Mexico, died Sept. 14, 2014, at Montrose … more
Walgreens theft reported … more
Getting people to register to vote is a worthy effort, but prodding pets and dead people to … more
Roberta Chacon, 29, was arrested Tuesday night at the Grand Junction Police Department, 555 Ute … more
Grand Junction attorney Mark Williams says he’s running as a Democrat against Republican … more
Families, education and water would be Claudette Konola’s top priorities should she be … more
Women need to be informed about Gardner’s views on choice and conception before voting A … more
After conducting a chemical analysis of groundwater contamination in Pennsylvania and Texas, … more
For all the people who do not live in the enchanted Colorado Mesa University aggressive expansion … more
With a series of public polls out this week showing that the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races … more
Grand Junction attractive to entrepreneurs and business owners I was glad to see the piece in the … more
This week I did something some might find surprising: I took out advertising space here at … more
DELTA — First, the Delta High School football team stopped Steamboat Springs’ passing … more
Fruita Monument won at least one match in each flight during the first two rounds of the Pueblo … more
PAONIA — The Paonia High School football team finally got the test it was waiting for Friday … more
Roy Abergil netted a penalty kick six and a half minutes into overtime Friday night to lift … more
Colorado Mesa’s women’s soccer team hoped the offense would break out for the home … more
Glenwood Springs 44, Central 28 … more
September is National Potato Month, which is timely given the cooler weather and all those cooler … more
You know how in the Chinese zodiac, there’s a year of the dragon, the snake, the ox and so … more
My husband and I have a burr oak tree in our yard that we planted this summer. Within about 10 … more
I once caught a fly by its wing. Actually, I caught the whole fly in my hand, but I wasn’t … more
Although puppets are the stars of “Avenue Q,” the first show of Colorado Mesa … more
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday.
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DENVER (AP) — Wilin Rosario hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — Jack Elway, the son of Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, has pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace after being accused of pulling his girlfriend from a car and shoving her to the ground.
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Authorities who spent the night in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents donned bulletproof vests and gathered heavy rifles before fanning out Saturday morning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended.
Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, as the next archbishop of Chicago, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on a massive Northern California wildfire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought.
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