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Grand Junction runner Tom Ela makes his way down Monument Road during the Monument Downhill 5K Race, a point-to-point race down Monument Road from outside Colorado National Monument to the Dos Hombres restaurant in the Redlands this morning. Some 160 runners took part in the race with Adam Rich the overall winner with a time of 14:15.

More black bears test food supply in region’s cities

In a video posted to the Facebook page of the Fruita Police Department, a bear was caught scarfing down pizza while rummaging through a garbage can in a Fruita neighborhood. In a separate instance, a roughly 200-pound bruin was put down last week after it made a habit of finding tasty treats near homes in north Grand Junction.


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