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Winter to return in time for workweek

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Hope you got in that hike, bike ride or round of golf the past few days, because Old Man Winter is set to provide a chilly reminder this week that he’s still around and in charge. After a spate of unseasonably warm weather, a Pacific ...


Vail ski program lets students pursue goals

By Dennis Webb

VAIL — Sixteen-year-old Colin Hayes dares to dream big. He’d like to go to an Ivy League school. Maybe Dartmouth, where he’d also like to compete on the ski team. After that? “The U.S. Ski Team, if I’m lucky ...

Garfield prayer debate begins

By Dennis Webb

When Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson asked that this year’s commission meetings begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer, he took his lead from on high. As in Washington-high, not heaven-high. “The U.S. Congress ...

Deputies searching for great-grandmother, 72, in child abduction case

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is trying to find a 72-year-old woman and her 4-year-old great-grandson in a case they are investigating as a child abduction. The parents of Marshall Alan Joseph, 4, reported him missing Friday ...

Cop’s widow drops lawsuit against police

By Paul Shockley

A widow who blamed local authorities for the suicide of her husband, a former Grand Junction police officer who was facing rape allegations, has dropped a federal lawsuit. Florida resident Michelle Coyne, through her Denver attorney, filed a ...

Traffic Alert, Jan. 30, 2011

By Staff

The following road closure and maintenance project may impact traffic this week: Downtown Uplift: The 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street are closed to traffic, and a small portion of Sixth Street is closed from Main Street south to the alley ...


New Fruita venue opens for creative endeavors

By Melinda Mawdsley

Josh Ott and Max Connors grew tired of Fruita residents complaining about having nothing to do. With the help of friend Michelle Cools, the trio opened Mirth on New Year’s Day to generate more activity in downtown Fruita and provide a ...

Scorpion-like creature becomes latest species found in caverns

By Dennis Webb

When Steve Beckley began bringing visitors into Glenwood Caverns, he had no idea of the diversity of life already inside. Beckley, owner of the caverns,  says more than 50 new species have been discovered in the Glenwood Springs tourist ...

Jobless rate in Montrose at 14-year high

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The unemployment rate in Montrose County reached a 14-year high when it rose to 11.2 percent in December, according to unadjusted figures released this week by the Colorado Department of Labor. December figures show 2,236 ...


College students spend winter break building houses for destitute in Tijuana

By Amy Hamilton

Where there were houses made of cardboard, tarps and mud floors, three sturdy homes now stand. A group of 31 people, including Mesa State College and University of Northern Colorado students and other adults, built not only homes, but ...

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