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Powerhouse Gym ‘goes green’

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Powerhouse Gym has a made a commitment to members and the Grand Junction community to do its part to reduce the gym’s carbon footprint on the world. Tom Bishop, general manager of the 24-hour facility, said he saw a significant need to ...

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Science fair winners selected for regional competition

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Travis Pottorff has never seen the ocean. Yet, the science project he submitted to this year’s science fair at Mt. Garfield Middle School was about the energy that drives ocean currents. His experiment won him a spot at the Western ...

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Clifton students collect pennies for children in Haiti

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Students at Clifton Elementary School feel a large amount of compassion for the children affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti. They are showing that compassion by collecting pennies for UNICEF, an organization dedicated to helping ...

Partners can help with snow removal

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Crews from the Mesa County Partners Restitution Program recently cleared all the snow from the baseball field at Mesa State College so the team could practice. Looks like they’ll have to do it again after this most recent snowfall in ...

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Famed percussionist teaches progression of drumming

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Lisa Pegher has been called many things by a number of publications including the “Future of Percussion,” but choir and band students at Central High School just called her “awesome” after the solo performance she gave ...

Kidzplex founders celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

For their recent 50th anniversary, Harlan Bensley gave his wife Alice a sympathy card. He signed it, “Sorry I’m a pain.” “It was just a little joke,” Harlan laughed. The Bensleys have “no regrets” ...

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Send Valentines with extra love from Loveland

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Sending Valentines with the extra touch of a customized postmark from Loveland, Colorado has never been easier for Grand Valley residents thanks to City Market. All locations have provided a box to drop stamped Valentines that will be shipped ...

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Pride: Grand Junction man father to Olympic figureskater

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Danny Abbott is walking on air because his son will soon be skating on thin Olympic ice. Abbott, a Grand Junction resident, is the father of Jeremy Abbott, the two time U.S. Figureskating Champion who just earned a spot on the 2010 U.S. ...

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Mobile Junction: December 09, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

Trees — and smells — at Boy Scout lot If for no other reason, it’s worth a visit to the Christmas tree lot behind Gene Taylor’s for the sweet smell of fir and pine trees. Proceeds from the trees being sold by Boy ...


Hats off to Palisade High’s spirit week

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

It’ll be a dog fight — bulldog versus bulldog — Friday night during Palisade High School’s homecoming football game against Moffat County. Students have been rousing their school spirit by donning funny clothes and ...

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