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Because cancer never sleeps

By Melinda Mawdsley

While many in Grand Junction slept in the wee hours of Saturday morning, several dozen people fought cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life began at 6 p.m. Friday and lasted until 11 a.m. Saturday as a way to celebrate ...


GarCo Search and Rescue busy as families find themselves stranded

By Melinda Mawdsley

Three recent searches by Garfield County Search and Rescue ended successfully, but authorities are using them as reminders that people who intend to take vehicles off main routes in Colorado’s remote areas should notify others of their ...


Ritter names DA replacement

By Staff

Gov. Bill Ritter has named a former district attorney in the 9th Judicial District to the DA post in the 22nd Judicial District in southwest Colorado. Mark “Mac” Myers of Mancos will replace Jim Wilson, who died in a motorcycle ...


Kids reminded to exercise their brains

By Emily Shockley

Monday is National Summer Learning Day, a day set aside to remind kids to keep their brains busy and entertained during the summer months. Here are a few ways to help make education a part of daily life even when school isn’t. Science: ...


Wildfire on Roan expected to grow

By Melinda Mawdsley

A wildfire reported Saturday morning on the Roan Plateau had consumed 150 acres and is expected to grow, officials said. The Water Creek Fire, which is burning in heavy timber 10 miles northwest of Rifle, was caused by lightning. No ...


Ritter’s legacy clean on energy

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter says he doesn’t care what his legacy will be when he leaves office in January, but it’s clear what that is. The new-energy economy. So it was fitting earlier this month, on the last day Ritter had to sign the ...


Weekly Planner, June 20, 2010

By Staff

Sunday, June 20 Knights of Columbus Council 13621 pancake breakfast, 790 26 1/2 Road, 8 a.m.-noon, third Sunday of each month, $5 adults, $3 ages 6-12, under 6 free, proceeds benefit the fund for local charities in the Grand Valley, ...


Wreck kills woman on motorcycle

By Melinda Mawdsley

A woman is dead after the motorcycle she was driving hit a guardrail Saturday along Colorado Highway 139 near Douglas Pass. The woman, who was not identified, was driving a 2005 Harley-Davidson motorcycle north around 4 p.m. when she veered ...


Attorney seeks delay in artifacts trial

By Paul Shockley

An attorney for an Orchard Mesa man facing trial next month on federal charges relating to stolen archeological artifacts has asked a judge for a delay, citing new evidence presented by prosecutors in recent weeks. The new information, on top ...


Traffic Alert, June 20, 2010

By Staff

The following road closures and maintenance projects may impact traffic this week: 24 Road closure: On Monday, a private contractor will close 24 Road from F 1/2 Road to G Road to complete a sewer tie-in for a private development. The ...


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