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    Enjoyment the goal at beautiful but delicate Arches National Park

    MOAB, Utah — The anticipation increases near the end of the mile and a half hike. A cliff wall hides the final destination. Then, with the final two steps, the reward is revealed....

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    Demand for bones leaves 
prehistoric relics vulnerable to poachers

    MOAB, Utah — For two years, ReBecca Hunt-Foster helped sweep the layers of dirt away, revealing the prehistoric treasures preserved below. With careful determination, the...

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    Scientific advancements may help catch fossil thieves

    The problem of not being able to trace where paleo resources originated may be solved soon, with scientists developing methods of studying the chemistry of fossils and using that...

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    Park officials watching growth at Canyonlands

    Canyonlands National Park takes a little more drive time to enjoy than nearby Arches National Park, but its popularity is also growing. The park that oftentimes serves as an afterthought...

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    University commits its dorms for racers

    Organizers hoping to attract a leg of the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race got a leg up from Colorado Mesa University with a commitment of hundreds of dorm rooms and thousands of room night...

  • Traffic Alert, Nov. 22, 2015

    Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with travel restrictions ■ G Road Improvement Project between 23 Road and 23...

  • BIZ BUZZ FOR: Nov. 29, 2015

    A couple of family-owned businesses at Mesa Mall announced big news about the future of their shops last week in the wake of heavy foot traffic on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small...

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    Merchants gobble up more Thanksgiving sales this year

    Grand Valley merchants informally polled Friday and Saturday reported larger crowds and increased sales compared to last year on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday....

  • Death Notices, Nov. 29, 2015

    ■ Helen LaVerne Gibson, 89, Fruita, died Nov. 25, 2015, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Orchard Mesa Cemetery. Ms. Gibson was a clerk for the...

  • You Said It, Nov. 29, 2015

    In last week’s edition of You Said It, we invited readers to share what they were thankful for this holiday season. Here are some of your responses: To the man who found my wallet...

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    More snow possible through Monday

    More than a half inch of snow accumulated at Grand Junction Regional Airport Friday night, but it wasn’t the first snow of the winter, the National Weather Service reported. The 0.7...

  • Blotter, Nov. 29, 2015

    Bruises lead to abuse arrest A 33-year-old Grand Junction man was cited on suspicion of child abuse and assault after he returned his son from a home visit showing marks on his body, the...


  • Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli police officer

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a Palestinian stabbed a police officer in Jerusalem before being shot dead by security forces.

  • In S. Korea, a town of Kims _ and an unusual shared history

    NONSAN, South Korea (AP) — Many of his students are Kims. So are his fellow teachers, an elementary school alumnus and the owners of restaurants and pubs that he patronizes in his small farming village. Lots of Kims in his neighborhood, too. Such is everyday life for Kim Sun Won, who, obviously, is a Kim too.

  • Carson after tour: Syrian refugees don't want to come to US

    AZRAQ REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — After touring Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Saturday suggested that camps should serve as a long-term solution for millions, while other refugees could be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries.

  • Pope heads to Central African Republic with peace message

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Pope Francis travels Sunday to Central African Republic, making the final stop of his first trip to Africa in a country where violence between Christian and Muslim militants has forced nearly 1 million from their homes over the last two years and created a divided capital.

  • Officer killed in Colorado was co-pastor, figure skater

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Faith led Garrett Swasey to a career in public service and pastoral care, and duty led him to a Planned Parenthood clinic where he was gunned down.

  • Official says gunman made 'no more baby parts' comment

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services said "no more baby parts" after his arrest, a law enforcement official said Saturday.

  • Attorneys for slain boy's family want own experts to testify

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for the family of the black 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer last year have asked a prosecutor to allow their use-of-force experts to testify before the grand jury.

  • Images, analysis released of Cleveland officer shooting boy

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Ohio on Saturday released a frame-by-frame analysis of the surveillance camera footage first made public a year ago that shows a white Cleveland police officer fatally shooting a black 12-year-old boy who had a pellet gun.

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