Practicing a cradle-catch

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Members of the Bookcliff/East Middle School Cheer Team practice at Lincoln Park Tuesday morning.

Twenty-five members of the Bookcliff/East Middle School Cheer Team practice at Lincoln Park this morning. The team is part of the Mesa County Cheer Association and will be cheering for the middle school football season, which starts in August. The team members are fifth- through eighth-grade students.

Suits filed against 2 coal firms

Two lawsuits allege that coal companies with mines in western Colorado have caused participants in their retirement plans to lose tens of millions of dollars in funds because the companies offered their own stock as an investment option even as the companies and industry have been financially reeling.

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