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111411 Sheriff awards

Fruita couple stop man from suicide, honored for their distinguished service

By Paul Shockley

Half a dozen or so riders possibly saw him. None of them stopped. Scott and Jenny Fogarty of Fruita did stop. They dismounted their mountain bikes on the Kokopelli Trail near Loma on March 8 because what they saw disturbed them: Inches from ...

Former congressman to speak at GOP lunch

By Staff

Former U.S. congressman and one-time gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez will speak Friday at the Mesa County Republican Party’s monthly luncheon at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. Beauprez was elected as the first ...

City OKs roundabout at 23, G roads

By Amy Hamilton

A dangerous Grand Junction intersection that has been the scene of two fatal accidents and plenty of other crashes will become the city’s next roundabout by the spring. Grand Junction City Council members on Monday night unanimously ...

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Hospitals give economy shot in the arm

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Colorado hospitals employed 71,000 people last year and directly and indirectly flooded the state’s economy with $18.8 billion, according to a study released last week by the Colorado Hospital Association. The study, researched by ...

111011 FFA Fruita

Colorado’s largest FFA chapter is diverse group of Fruita students

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Fruita’s FFA chapter is the largest in Colorado, with about 100 more members than the next-largest chapter in Greeley. The agricultural leadership club ballooned this year to include 62 eighth-graders from the Fruita 8–9 School ...

Colorado Mesa alcohol violations up as enrollment rises, police say

By Paul Shockley

Alcohol-related student disciplinary referrals at Colorado Mesa University increased fourfold over a three-year period ending in 2010, according to an annual campus crime report. This, as the school saw double-digit percentage increases ...


Drug task force arrests 2 men after search

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A visit by Western Colorado Drug Task Force members and the execution of a subsequent search warrant at 1002 Santa Clara Ave., No. 4, led to two arrests for suspected heroin possession. Jesse Voorhees, 22, 1002 Santa Clara Ave.,  No. 4, ...

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Nonprofits begin push for the holidays

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Whether it’s because the deadline for making tax-deductible donations is near or because people are getting end-of-the-year bonuses at work and getting into the giving spirit, Grand Valley Peace & Justice Executive Director Julie ...

Thompson Divide drilling foes counter BLM official’s claim

By Dennis Webb

A Carbondale-based conservation group is taking issue with an assertion by the national director of the Bureau of Land Management that oil and gas development is common near a proposed leasing unit west of Carbondale. Bob Abbey made the ...

School board in Parachute looks for members to face budget woes

By Dennis Webb

Before it wades into difficult budget decisions following a failed tax vote, the Garfield County School District 16 Board of Education faces a more immediate task: figuring out who will be on the board to make those decisions. No one ran for ...

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