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Expressions of appreciation for firefighters continue

By Staff

The duties of firefighters and paramedics were no different or less important prior to the morning that forever changed this country than they are today. Some days, they’re plucking a wayward dog out of a tree. Others, they’re ...

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Fruita girl understands why not everyone happy on her birthday

By Melinda Mawdsley

Sweet and innocent, with freckles and a row of braces, Mariah Hanson just wants to have a fun birthday, but she knows not everyone is happy, particularly this year. Her mother has told her why. On this day 10 years ago, not only was Mariah ...

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9/11 changed practice of photojournalism

By William Woody

The imagery of 9/11, particularly the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, became part of the most thoroughly documented single event in United States history. It was a prelude to our society today, where images, both video and ...

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Organizations spring up in response to events

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Since the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, a network of organizations sprung up across the nation and in the Grand Valley to support what has been a military response stretching out over years. One of the first of those organizations, ...

Eight who fell in Iraq, Afganistan since 9/11 had local ties

By Staff

Several thousand U.S. Marines, soldiers, airmen and sailors have died in Iraq and Afghanistan since the 9/11 attacks. Eight of them had local ties. Army Staff Sgt. Mark A. Lawton, 41, Hayden 244th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve, Grand ...

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Enlistments soared post 9/11

By Charles Ashby

Angel and Don Wilson were dropping off their daughter at day care in Bellevue, Neb., when terrorists struck the nation on that dreadful day 10 years ago. Although Angel Wilson had left the military a year before, her husband was still active ...

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Travelers forced to comply with tightened security

By Amy Hamilton

Two displays at the Grand Junction Regional Airport offer a visual on what travelers can and can’t pack in their carry-on bags. The “yes” bin shows a 3.4-ounce container of liquid in a quart-sized, clear plastic bag. The ...

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Heightened security extends far beyond airports

By Dennis Webb

No-loitering rules near some reservoir dams and hydroelectric plants. Better-secured classrooms and courtrooms. Cameras monitoring state highways. Coloradans and Americans began seeing some of, or more of, such measures following the ...

Signal source mystifies searchers on Grand Mesa

By Paul Shockley

What started Friday at a U.S. Air Force base in Florida consumed Greg Foley’s day in Fraser. It also kept at least 24 rescuers from Mesa, Delta and Gunnison counties stomping around Grand Mesa. In the end, there was no definitive ...

Education ballot proponents say they can work together

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Proponents of two education-related measures on the Nov. 1 ballot are showing support for each other amid concerns the presence of both measures may cause voter confusion. School District 51’s mill levy override, Referred Measure 3B, ...

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