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No contaminants found; Rifle school to reopen

By Staff

School will reopen Monday at Graham Mesa Elementary in Rifle, though officials still haven’t pinpointed why 21 students and two adults got sick there on Sept. 1. All 23 people were treated and released from a local hospital and students ...

Area Agency on Aging conference Wednesday in Grand Junction

By Staff

The Mesa County Area Agency on Aging is hosting a regional conference in Grand Junction on Wednesday. Speakers will address Social Security and changing demographics for the elderly during the conference at Two Rivers Convention ...

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McInnis: No one in D.C. was prepared for attack

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For Scott McInnis, then a U.S. representative from western Colorado, the horror of Sept. 11, 2001, in Washington, D.C., was captured by what was left behind as people sought shelter, and fast. “What really stands out are the ...

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9/11 touched some in a personal way

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The tragic events of 9/11 affected all Americans, including people in the Grand Valley, some of whom were traveling or had loved ones on airplanes. Some were living in New York City and Washington, D.C. Several knew someone who died. Here ...

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Public schools, CMU, working 9/11 into studies

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Few students have to be taught something tragic happened on Sept. 11, 2011. They either remember the day or have heard about it their whole lives. Still, lessons related to that day have worked their way into various classes at Colorado Mesa ...

Penry: A ‘surreal, unthinkable scene’

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For Josh Penry, then a staffer for U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, R-Colo., the boldest, most disturbing image of Sept. 11, 2001, was the look on the face of a co-worker. Liz Howell was a colleague on the staff of the House Resources Committee, and ...

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Long Island native remembers uncle on 9/11

By Melinda Mawdsley

Ten years have passed since terrorists killed Abby Simpson’s uncle. For the Long Island native, the events of 9/11 reshaped her family and changed the New York City skyline of her childhood. The date of Sept. 11 has been a difficult ...

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Sept. 10 Horse Racing

By William Woody

Photographs from Saturday’s Black Canyon Horse Racing Association racing at the Montrose County Fairgrounds.  ...

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Trade Center debris serves as reminder in downtown

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

On the southwest corner of Seventh and Main streets resides local sculptor Pat Olson’s memorial to 9/11, a piece that addresses the tragedy in various ways and includes an element Olson couldn’t create on his own: a steel beam from ...


Sen. Campbell went to 7-11 for news

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One of the 100 most powerful people in the nation that morning, Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., suddenly became just another American trying to get a grip on a new reality as the morning progressed on Sept. 11, 2001. Told by a security ...

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