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Veterans foster care now available in Grand Junction

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Blind after a pair of falls, but far from interested in living in a nursing home, Marshall Larson, then 86, learned about a medical foster-care program for veterans two years ago and had his son check it out. After one look, his son said, ...

Friends of long-ago fourth-grader help retired teacher track him down

By Melinda Mawdsley

Jake Christensen has been found. After a story in The Daily Sentinel on May 18 detailed Becky Karisny’s failed efforts to locate Christensen, her former fourth-grade student, Karisny received help locating Christensen. Family friends ...


Down time is prime time for DA’s office employee to write crime fiction

By Paul Shockley

Judy Blevins says life inspires her crime writing. At the same time, says Blevins, a longtime employee of the Mesa County District Attorney’s office, she hasn’t cloaked real people or events as a way of generating material for her ...

Blaze burns 5,200-plus acres in Montrose County near Utah

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The Sunrise Mine Fire continued to blaze Sunday in Montrose County, consuming more than 5,200 acres of land in its first 48 hours. The fire sparked about 5 p.m. Friday approximately four miles northwest of Paradox near the Utah line. The fire ...

Romney scheduled to be in Craig Tuesday

By Staff

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is scheduled to host a campaign rally Tuesday in Craig. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. for the public rally, which is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Romney’s website includes a map of 576 ...


Military memorabilia given to VA center

By Rachel Sauer

Somewhere in the collection is a pin for the 134th Infantry Regiment of the Nebraska National Guard. It represents Russell Flatten’s dedication to his country, and it represents being called to active duty when World War II started. It ...

Former Rifle mayor in Redford film

By Dennis Webb

Rifle City Council member and former mayor Keith Lambert long has been a fan of such Robert Redford films as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “The Sting,” which both also starred Paul Newman. “I think the ...

Bark beetles take bite out of air quality, study says

By Matthew Berger

It appears that bark beetles are attacking more than just the trees. Research conducted outside Steamboat Springs has found that the beetles that have decimated pine and spruce forests throughout the western United States have also ...


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 ...

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