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Blessings come, too, for beloved pet companions

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Norse legend says that when a pet dies, it crosses to a place between earth and heaven where it plays and frolics in green grass. The pet waits until the day its person appears. The friends are reunited, and together they cross the Rainbow ...


Second-grader with swine flu wasn’t that bad, mother says

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction mother Jennifer Boedeker-Hayde isn’t too concerned with the onset of swine flu. Her second-grade daughter, Kate, was recently diagnosed as having the H1N1 virus. The girl spent a few days at home recovering from symptoms ...


Union Pacific replaces track, reopens line

By Dennis Webb

Union Pacific reopened its track through Glenwood Canyon on Friday morning after a shutdown of more than a day because of a derailment involving 30 cars. Company spokesman Mark Davis said the Union Pacific freight train derailed around 8:45 ...


Parent on flu clinic: ‘I feel pretty confident that it is going to be safe’

By Staff

About 25 parents and their little ones lined up outside the Mesa County Health Department before 10 a.m. Friday to get themselves and their children vaccinated against the H1N1 influenza virus. As of 3 p.m., 176 people had received their ...


A year after attack, widow to thank supporters at event

By {screen_name}

Linda Fine, who survived an attack a year ago in which her husband and a friend were killed, will have an open house of thanks from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Blue Moon Bar and Grille, 120 N. Seventh St. Fine and her family will thank the ...


Rifle firefighters keep condominium blaze from spreading within complex

By Dennis Webb

A fire at a Rifle condominium complex Thursday night caused $50,000 to $60,000 damage at one residence, but firefighters prevented its spread to adjoining units. The fire was caused by cooking food that was unintentionally left unattended on ...


Brokaw in farm country on road trip

By Amy Hamilton

All Jeff Downs really wants to do is quietly run a sustainable farm, raising and selling animals for meat on his Montrose property. But Downs found himself in the media spotlight when a celebrated television personality visited Thursday to ...


Suspect, 18, charged with threat

By Paul Shockley

During a span of 11 days in September, an 18-year-old man allegedly tried to obtain explosives in an unspecified threat against Palisade High School, according to charging documents filed Thursday. Robert D. Johnson, who School District 51 ...


Immigration conference at college begins today

By Emily Shockley

Students from across North America will gather at Mesa State College today and Saturday for the 2009 Four Corners Conference: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Immigration. Mesa State Spanish professor Tom Acker created the conference, which ...


Professor: 2010 election to be costly

By {screen_name}

A year from the 2010 general election, it’s clear that candidates must have hundreds of thousands of dollars on hand to hold a spot in the races for governor and the U.S. Senate. “The stakes are extraordinarily high” for ...


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