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Special ornament makes it onto Capitol Christmas tree in time

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High on the U.S. Capitol Christmas hangs the ornament that made it, just barely. Like the tree, an Engelmann spruce towering 73 feet in the air, the ornament, which was about as large and round as a basketball and about the same color, is ...


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Nisley teacher headed to Australia

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Theresa Drewer is on an adventure. The 32-year-old Nisley Elementary School teacher left last weekend for Australia, where she will spend the next 54 weeks in a teacher exchange program. She will teach a fourth-grade class in the small town ...


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Drought hinders rebirth of fire area

By Dennis Webb

As if it hadn’t been bad enough that one of Colorado’s worst droughts led to nearly 14,000 acres burning in the Pine Ridge Fire this summer outside De Beque, that same drought has hampered efforts to encourage important regrowth ...


House approves version of Katie’s Law

By Staff

The U.S. House passed on a voice vote a measure patterned after a measure already in place in Colorado. House Resolution 6014, or “Katie’s Law,”  would provide grants to states for the collection of DNA from certain ...


Walmart worker assaulted with PlayStation console

By Paul Shockley

A would-be thief eluded capture at North Avenue’s Walmart after assaulting an employee Friday with a Sony PlayStation 3 game console, according to Grand Junction police. Police were called to the store at 2881 North Ave. shortly after ...


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Inside each box awaits a Christmas miracle

By Melinda Mawdsley

Christina Poole couldn’t help but notice four years ago that every time she rode over the Fifth Street bridge between Orchard Mesa and downtown Grand Junction that there were people in her hometown who needed help. She was 10. “I ...


Tour of Moon promoter waits for approval from monument

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National Park Service officials will evaluate a proposed 2013 IconLasik Tour of the Moon bicycle tour of Colorado National Monument as they put together plans to involve the community in such events. That could mean there won’t be a ...


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New snow for Christmas unlikely, but ground should still be white

By Paul Shockley

Will it be a white Christmas in Grand Junction? Yes and no, depending on how you define it, according to projections available Sunday from the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. A system packing potential for 2 to 4 inches of snow ...


Mental health commitments on state agenda

By Charles Ashby

Gun-control measures won’t be the only response to the recent deadly shootings in Colorado and elsewhere in the nation, state lawmakers promise. But exactly what the 69th Colorado General Assembly does after it convenes on Jan. 9 when ...


Sex assault suspect held 
in GarCo jail

By Mike Wiggins

A man accused of repeatedly molesting an 8-year-old girl during music lessons in his Palisade home was arrested early Saturday morning in Garfield County after the FBI released his photograph and details about the case as part of a nationwide ...


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