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Social networking a void between older leaders, younger rank and file in volunteeer groups

By Dave Buchanan

Mention Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, MouthShut or any of the hundreds of social media sites to aging birders, anglers and hunters, and you might get a blank look. For some, communication has become something they don’t ...


Report: Climate change could cut river flows

By Dennis Webb

Climate change may result in about a 9 percent drop in average Colorado River flows over the next half-century, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says in a new report. Drought frequency and duration are expected to increase under a ...


Principals, assistants avoid cuts in budget

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More teacher evaluations and discipline issues are two main reasons why building administration positions were spared when $13.6 million in budget cuts were made for the 2011–12 school year, School District 51 Superintendent Steve ...


Volunteer groups deal with decline of interest as key members leave

By Dave Buchanan

At first glance, it seems a perfect fit. An interesting, nonprofit, volunteer organization seeking new, involved members in a lively city with a growing population of young retirees with time on their hands. A match made in heaven? Not ...


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Lemonade stand honors memory of 4-year-old who died of cancer

By Rachel Sauer

On a hot day, the offer of “Would you like some lemonade?” is a particular temptation. And if it’s for a good cause? Irresistible. On Saturday, Tangi Cook, 32, of Grand Junction, operated a lemonade stand outside the Rimrock ...


Website spills information on fracturing

By Staff

A new link on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission website is offering the public detailed information about the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing. The link can be found at http://www.cogcc.state.co.us. Included are ...


Stimulus funds speed cleanup of mill tailings

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The cleanup of the 16-million-ton Moab, Utah, mill tailings pile is a quarter complete. The U.S. Department of Energy on June 3 marked the relocation of 4 million tons of Cold War-era tailings from the pile on the north side of the Colorado ...


Free summer school meals begin

By Staff

Summer classes begin Monday for School District 51 students. But you don’t have to be a District 51 student to get a free meal during the six-week extended-learning period. Any kid under the age of 18 can receive free breakfast and ...


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Knitters take needles out in public

By Rachel Sauer

Knitting can be a solitary pursuit, a knit-and-purl reverie generally done at home with the accompaniment of one’s own thoughts. Perhaps the reasoning is that a knitter is less likely to drop a stitch or botch a pattern without the ...


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Biker chick, almost 87, granted her wish

By Rachel Sauer

Biker Chick took off into the wild with less of a “woooo!!!” and more of an “oh, my.” Oh, my. Oh, my! Goggles secured over her bifocals, she peeped over the rim of the sidecar. Beside her, George Krug accelerated from ...


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