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Twin sisters grew up with Potter, wouldn’t miss his final adventure

By Melinda Mawdsley

Twin sisters Kimberlyn and Kailyn Bennett have few life memories that predate Harry Potter. They were introduced to the adolescent wizard as first-graders when their mother read to them “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s ...


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Local designer competing on ‘Project Runway’

By Tammy Gemaehlich

“Is this really happening, really?” Grand Junction resident Julie Tierney asked the casting director with “Project Runway,” who’d called to tell her she was going to New York. Tierney, 35, was chosen recently as ...


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Home prices dive in 2011 while sales rise

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Local home sales flourished as prices plummeted during the first half of 2011. The Colorado Association of Realtors, which receives data from the Grand Junction Area Realtor Association, reported 1,020 single-family homes sold in the first ...


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Hiker takes long way home from school

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Daniel Kraft decided to walk home from school one day — via Pikes Peak, Thirtynine Mile Mountain and Tin Cup Pass. Kraft finished a 350-mile tour of Colorado’s backcountry between his college house in downtown Colorado Springs and ...


Trial delayed for former Montrose district attorney

By Paul Shockley

A judge Thursday denied a renewed bid for sanctions against prosecutors in the case against former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra, but he delayed Serra’s trial on sexual misconduct charges. Mesa County Chief Judge David ...


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Another delay granted in Bebb-Jones murder case

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge Thursday granted a defense attorney’s request for more time to obtain and review evidence in the case of former Grand Junction business owner Marcus Bebb-Jones, who is accused of killing his wife in ...


7th Judicial District gets new judge

By Staff

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday announced he appointed Ouray County Attorney Mary Deganhart to serve as the new district court judge in the 7th Judicial District. Deganhart, a Ridgway resident, has been the Ouray County attorney since ...


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Junction man inducted into Bandmasters hall of fame

By Daniel Humphries

Gary Ambrosier picked up his first musical instrument when he was in third grade. The 66-year-old Grand Junction resident has yet to set it down. Because of this ceaseless dedication to music, Ambrosier was selected by Colorado Bandmasters ...


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Hungry bugs used to curb alien invaders

By Dennis Webb

A creature smaller than a fruit fly is the latest insect being asked to help take on the giant task of noxious-weed control in western Colorado. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Palisade Insectary has released a gall midge in ...


District 51 override flier mailed to ‘likely’ voters

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School District 51 made its first public step toward gathering input on a potential $14.5 million mill levy override to benefit local schools by delivering fliers. The fliers, which detail District 51 budget cuts for 2011–12, include ...


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