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Parents anxious for JUCO success

By Heather Nelson

Cochise College wasn’t ready to lose. In a game that they had dominated from the start, it seemed the outcome for Saturday night’s championship game was clear. And then the Trojans fought back. Kathy and Eric Hale, parents of ...

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Dancers raise money at JUCO

By Heather Nelson

The Junior College World Series provides a different kind of hope for those who spend hours volunteering at the games. Makena Church and Madison Lowe, members of the Express All Stars competitive cheer and dance team, worked at the south ...

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JUCO vendors estimate success mid-tournament

By Heather Nelson

The smell of hot dogs and funnel cakes wafts in the air luring baseball fans from their seats to the variety of vendors underneath the stands. The dozen booths at the Junior College World Series help keep fans satisfied. Cindy Sullivan, who ...

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JUCO Ball shaggers earn best seats in the house

By Heather Nelson

Jeffrey Hansen isn’t new to ball shagging at the Junior College World Series. In fact, he calls himself “coach of the ball shaggers.” At JUCO, a number of current and former ballplayers, called ball shaggers, are paid to ...

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Concert benefits orphaned student

By Heather Nelson

Aaron Jenkins watched from the first row at First Church of Nazarene Thursday night as his alma mater, Grand Junction High School, performed in a choir concert for his benefit. Jenkins, who is now a sophomore at the University of Colorado at ...

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Emergency responders rewarded for saving lives

By Heather Nelson

By Heather Nelson Deputies Ben Marsh and Mike Dillon sat at a yellow picnic table with fellow Mesa County officers Wednesday. They shared stories, about their craziest calls and the times they’d saved people’s lives. As part of ...

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Gagne keeps blacksmithing alive

By Sarah Rose

Lee Gagne can’t bring himself to retire from blacksmithing just yet. Because he wants to keep the art of blacksmithing alive. When Gagne, 71, was four years old, he began blacksmithing in Massachusetts. He said that his whole family ...


‘Mullet Day’ benefits Locks of Love

By Stan Schrock

The mullet, a famous (or infamous) 1970s hairstyle, returned to Grand Junction on Monday. Colorado Chiropractic & Muscle Care, 2232 N. Seventh St., hosted “Mullet Over for Locks of Love,” an event to benefit the local chapter ...


Museum unveils new exhibits

By Stan Schrock

After months of planning and organizing, the Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction introduced nine new exhibits on Monday to help keep history alive in Mesa County. New exhibits include the history of early Colorado baseball, a ...


Look past the surface with Challenger Baseball

By Stan Schrock

There are two sides to Mason Pearmain — a musically gifted 13-year-old boy who is a spelling bee champion, honor roll student and singer for his band — and a boy with autism. Over 60 children with special needs just like Pearmain ...

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