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    GJ resident was Powell’s fellow river runner, later vocal critic

    Editor’s note: This is the first of three columns about Jack Sumner, who accompanied John Wesley Powell on one of his famous trips down the Colorado River. In 1904,...

  • MDA, local firefighters team up to help fight muscular dystrophy

    Michael Chamberlain never really thought about giving back until a good friend his age died of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. By 23, Chamberlain’s friend, Bryant Rogers,  had...

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    Graff Dairy closes shop after 50 years

    How long would you wait for an ice cream cone? Any wait times seemed irrelevant Sunday because it was Graff Dairy ice cream and it was its absolute last day in business. There’s...

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    Helpful nudge from friend

    Peyton Behl didn’t mind that his reading partner on a recent weekday afternoon at the Fruita library licked his face and shed long, black hairs on the pages of his book. In fact, that...

  • Blotter, Sept. 1, 2014

    Joyride ends in crash A joyriding juvenile swiped a relative’s vehicle and later crashed in the northwest part of Grand Junction on Aug. 20, according to the Grand Junction Police...

  • Lost labor, wages take toll, but uplift seen

    Despite recent positive trends in hiring, nearly $73 million in annual wages drained out of Mesa County between 2008 and 2013, a new report compiled by the Mesa County Workforce Center...

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    An assembly line of labor, and love

    When he bought the truck in 1967, it was a utilitarian green and fairly beaten up — it had been part of the then-Western State College maintenance fleet for years. And as an employee...


  • Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because of spurned sexual advances.

  • Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, media reported late Monday.

  • New Zealand gunman kills 2; suspect faces charges

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A man suspected of killing two unemployment-office workers and seriously wounding a third in a South Island town was charged Tuesday with murder.

  • Peru police display record 7.7-ton cocaine haul

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian police displayed in a Lima airport police hangar on Monday what officials called the largest cocaine haul ever in the Andean nation, 7.7 metric tons (8.5 tons).

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  • McDaniel delays announcement on election lawsuit

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

  • US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.

  • Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

  • Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

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