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Laying flags for fallen soldiers an honor, say volunteers

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Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado is adorned with nearly 3,800 American flags today. A handful of volunteers gathered Friday afternoon at the cemetery to poke 2,282 wooden posts attached to miniature flags into the ground at each ...

Program for minority students under budget review in District 51

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Nelly Garcia didn’t think she could go to college until her LEAG advocate said it was possible. LEAG, which stood for Latino Education Achievement to Graduation when Garcia was in school but changed its acronym last year to mean ...


Wind whips up Montrose County fire

By Melinda Mawdsley

A wind-whipped wildfire grew to more than 3,000 acres in Montrose County near the Utah line Saturday, and authorities ordered multiple evacuations and road closures in the area. The Sunrise Mine Fire ignited about 5 p.m. Friday in remote, ...

JUCO press box

Holy cow, new digs are great

By Melinda Mawdsley

Of course, Reford Theobold took the elevator. Are you joking? After more than 35 years of walking the steep cement stairs multiple times daily to get to and from the press box during the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, he relished the ...

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Choose paths wisely, graduates told

By Rachel Sauer

COLLBRAN — Ever the English teacher, Marie McGowan reminded her students of their Shakespeare: “For in a minute there are many days.” Sitting where they were Saturday morning, waiting for their names to be called, probably ...


Without her mother, Delta teenager counts graduation as latest feat

By Melinda Mawdsley

DELTA — Sheila Damazo had to grow up fast. Sitting among about 140 other Delta High School graduates Saturday, she could be confident that she possessed the traits of self-worth and perseverance emphasized throughout the ceremony. The ...

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Grand Valley commencement full of lighthearted moments

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — Kristen Schubert was caught a bit off guard by the guy who joined her as she received her Grand Valley High School diploma Saturday. But Justin Bieber wasn’t a complete stranger to her. “I took him to prom, ...


Vacationers hitting the road again

By Amy Hamilton

Finally, the return of warmer air and longer nights. Flip flops and shorts are the uniform again and nothing tastes as refreshing as a frosty lemonade. While it’s not officially summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a siren song ...

Firko in uniform

DA drops charges against Firko

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County prosecutors on Friday dismissed charges against a ranking Colorado State Patrol corporal in the 2010 death of Jason Kemp, as District Attorney Pete Hautzinger cited dim prospects for a conviction after last month’s trial ...


Trauma ruptured toddler’s intestines; boyfriend jailed

By Paul Shockley

Doctors determined a 19-month-old Grand Junction boy suffered blunt-force trauma to the abdomen last month — enough force to rupture intestines and cause fatal internal bleeding that wasn’t detected in a hospital X-ray hours before ...

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