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Calabash Festival offers gourds and more

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Question: Is a gourd a fruit or a vegetable? Can you eat it? Would you want to? And how many useful items can you make from its hollowed shell? The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens is celebrating the harvest season this weekend with a ...

County OKs funds for new Clifton Nature Park

By Staff

The average price for a mile of riverfront trail is $420,000, and that is not including construction cost, said Greg Linza, parks and grounds manager for Mesa County. At that price, one might say, Mesa County is getting a discount on a ...

College searches for cuts as state provides less

By Emily Shockley

Mesa State College is planning for more students and less state funding. The state has contributed an increasingly smaller portion of the school’s budget every year since 1999, except for the 2007–2008 school year. That means ...

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GJ Rotary Club marks its 90th year of service to valley

By Paul Shockley

It was good to be a Grand Junction Rotarian in 1919. That’s because you had a decent shot every Wednesday to make the day’s front page. A week after the club’s charter was introduced on Sept. 18, 1919, Daily Sentinel ...

GJ cited for healthy approach to rivers

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Grand Junction is one of eight cities in the United States leading the way in preparing for climate change, according to AmericanRivers.org. The city at the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers was selected because “of the value ...

Groundbreaking for strip club in 10 days

By Emily Shockley

Nineteen months after meeting with Grand Junction city planners to discuss the possibility, Kevin Eardley plans to break ground next week on Grand Junction’s first strip club in years. Eardley, who owns Atlas Electric in Grand Junction, ...

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Program pairs troubled teens, rowdy dogs, to benefit of both

By Staff

Nothing softens the heart like a cute, furry friend, with big lovable eyes, floppy ears and a tail that always says, “I’m happy.” “How he reacted to me was all positive,” said a young man holding a leash. At the ...

Obama fan gets close view of president in motorcade

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Ritter camp: Closure of Regional Center has ‘flexibility’

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Gov. Bill Ritter’s deadline to close the skilled-nursing facility at the Grand Junction Regional Center still holds, but there is “some flexibility,” his spokesman said. “If there are those who need more time, then ...

Police identify GJ victim of fatal motorcycle crash

By Staff

A 58-year-old Grand Junction man who died after his motorcycle crashed in Glade Park on Sunday has been identified. Wayne Gitchell was wearing a helmet and alcohol is not considered a factor in the fatal crash that occurred just before 11 ...

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