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Hot Dog! Memorial Day Weekend official kick-off to wiener season

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Memorial Day and hot dogs go together, well, like wieners and buns. The first long weekend of the summer also is the official start of hot dog season. According to the American Meat Institute’s National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, 7 ...


Teen sought for county advisory commission

By Emily Shockley

The deadline to join the Mesa County Teen Leadership Commission is fast approaching. High school students have until 5 p.m. June 1 to apply for membership on the commission. The teen commission advises the Mesa County Commission on issues ...


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Humor of the common man

By Amy Hamilton

“Besides writing a weekly column for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Maynard is also a way below average golfer, a barely passable skier and a totally inept dancer. What he can do better than anyone else is sweat and sleep, ...


Tightly knit Plateau Valley class departs, recounting the fun

By Carrie Marfitano

Plateau Valley’s 23-member senior class has been known for its pranks, and it had one left to pull on graduation day. Each departing senior gave the school’s principal a handshake — and a golf ball. “Now I know how my ...


Coffee, bagel shop opening second location in Mesa State dorm

By Emily Shockley

Operators of Main Street Bagels Bakery & Cafe plan for their new location on the Mesa State College campus to be the premier spot for late-night study sessions and blurry-eyed breakfasts. The bagel shop plans to open its second store ...


Briefs: Biz Buzz May 24, 2009

By Staff

• Roy Blythe was named Architect of the Year by the American Institute of Architects Colorado West Chapter. He founded Blythe Group + Co., 618 Rood Ave., along with his partner, Pamela Blythe, in 1996. The architecture and interior ...


Hotel bookings down 8%, yet Junction officials optimistic about summer travel season

By Carrie Marfitano

The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau remains upbeat about the summer travel season, despite hotel bookings being down 8 percent so far this year compared to last year. “We’re feeling very, very happy with where this ...


Biplane pilot flying torch of era past

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The hum of the Boeing Stearman’s finely tuned Pratt & Whitney engine grows to a ear-rattling roar as the biplane emerges from a dot on the horizon to become a shiny, twin-winged blur swinging out toward the Bookcliffs. The Stearman ...


Sheriff’s Department arrest two Rifle-area brothers

By Carrie Marfitano

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Rifle-area brothers Saturday in conjunction with the shooting on Orchard Mesa that sent two men to St. Mary’s Hospital late Friday. A third suspect remains at large. Joshua Ray ...


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Directive takes first steps that will kill general aviation, pilot says

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A pending security directive affecting the people who fly private planes is itself so secret that the people who stand to be most affected have never even seen it. A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman said in a statement that ...


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