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    Lucky 13: Caprock graduates biggest class yet

    The 13 Caprock Academy seniors who graduated from the K-12 charter school Friday were known as the “fun” class, according to Valedictorian Amelia Kozlowicz. Having eight of...

  • Colowyo mine seeks stay to closure order

    The Colowyo coal mine in northwest Colorado has asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that could force closure of the mine, saying the mine is likely to prevail on appeal. Colowyo,...

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    Fiscal health of Valley Lawn - and its future - in doubt

    The important thing, and everyone could agree on this, was that Montrose’s Valley Lawn Cemetery look nice for Memorial Day — grass cut, weeds kept at bay, the last of autumn and...

  • Few details emerge about misadventures of low-flying airplane

    One day after a jet-training aircraft flew low through De Beque Canyon, clipping a cable and causing damage to the plane as well as a number of vehicles traveling Interstate 70, the Grand...

  • Bernie Buescher joins Keystone Policy Center

    Former Colorado Secretary of State Bernie Buescher has joined the Keystone Policy Center, as a senior policy affiliate. Buescher, a Grand Junction resident, most recently served as a...

  • Death notices, May 30, 2015

    ■ Harold Hoyt Bach, 83, Fruita, died May 20, 2015, in Fruita. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Mr. Bach was a professional...

  • Blotter, May 30, 2015

    Vandalism info sought The New Castle Police Department is seeking information about several incidents of graffiti and tagging that occurred between the hours of 11 p.m. May 15 and...

  • Getting It Right, May 30, 2015

    A photo caption and story on Page 1 Friday should have indicated that the model of the plane involved in an accident in De Beque Canyon Thursday was an L39 Aero Vodochody, not a Learjet. ...

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    Part-time GJ resident is ‘Naked and Afraid’

    As a child, Darrin Reay ate worms and grasshoppers on the playground. Instead of playing video games, he wanted to be outdoors. Always. “(My parents) couldn’t contain...

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    Crowds welcome sunshine

    Sun-worshippers, rejoice! That bright yellow orb in the sky, which might as well have been secreted away in the Witness Protection Program the past six weeks, has returned in time for one...

  • DA clears gardening program director

    The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the director of a community gardening nonprofit agency after an investigation into its...

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    Plane clips power line

    In a lucky twist of fate, no one was hurt Thursday afternoon after the pilot of a single-
engine, jet fighter-style airplane clipped a cable spanning the Colorado River, lost a piece...


  • Suicide bomber kills himself and 16 others in Nigerian city

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Residents and officials say a suicide bomber has killed himself and 16 others outside a mosque in the Nigerian city Maiduguri.

  • Small clubs, youth teams feel victimized by FIFA scandal

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The accused in the FIFA scandal are easy to spot: globe-trotting executives charged with diverting millions meant to build the game to their personal accounts. Those who feel victimized aren't as obvious: Youth players with hand-me-down equipment, semi-pro clubs that can't afford to travel and developmental leagues that can't pay referees.

  • Northern Ireland leader blames heart attack on bad lifestyle

    NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland's leader says he suffered a heart attack this week because he lives on junk food, gets too little sleep and no exercise.

  • US, Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline

    GENEVA (AP) — A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections. American officials described the session as "at times intense."

  • Oklahoma man shot, killed by police after fight over rescue

    OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma state trooper fatally shot a man who was involved in a fight with two troopers who were trying to rescue him and another man from floodwaters, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Saturday.

  • Airport shuttle bus crashes on I-5 in Oregon, injuring 3

    WOODBURN, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Police says a commercial bus has crashed on Interstate 5 about 3 miles south of Woodburn, injuring several passengers and delaying traffic in the northbound direction.

  • Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

    The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, tens of thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.

  • 11 bodies found at Ohio funeral home, some there months

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio are investigating a funeral home in Toledo where 11 bodies were discovered in a damp room. They say the bodies were supposed to be cremated but instead were being stored in cremation boxes and body bags.

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