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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 ...

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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 ...

Weekend events in Grand Junction to mark Memorial Day

By Staff

Memorial Day observances will take place across the Grand Valley on Sunday and Monday. The events begin with the Grand Valley Combined Honor Guard conducting a retreat ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western ...

High winds to keep rattling valley today

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The Grand Valley today is under a double-barreled threat of heightened fire danger and potential property damage, as the area could be whipped by the strongest wind gusts ever recorded in the city. All of western Colorado and much of eastern ...

Montrose County getting close to taking over Uravan town site

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Montrose County is moving ever closer to taking over the site of the mining town of Uravan, possibly setting the stage for a museum and clearing the way for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the town. The Montrose County Commission ...

College may defend canceling of lease

By Dennis Webb

An attorney whose firm was hired to represent Colorado Mountain College said Friday he thinks the school can legally defend its recent decision not to recognize a lease to allow a natural gas compressor station at its campus outside Glenwood ...

BLM helps Glenwood expand landfill acreage

By Dennis Webb

A 62.5-acre land acquisition at a bargain price from the federal government will help the city of Glenwood Springs extend the life of its South Canyon Landfill, the Bureau of Land Management said Friday. The BLM said it conveyed the acreage ...

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