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Tragedy, hope and 2 families

By Dennis Webb

Art Daily estimates he’s driven through Glenwood Canyon 50 or 60 times since that fateful day when a boulder crashed down its walls and changed his life forever. “Every time I go through, something changes in me. I’m just ...


Professor seeks Muslim perspective

By Paul Shockley

When Mesa State College professor Thea Chase starts her seminars next week in Saudi Arabia, there will be no men in the audience, per Muslim tradition. Organizers there were also clear that her lectures will have to wrap up by 3 p.m. daily so ...


Montrose city freezes pay, hiring, orders furloughs

By Staff

To defend itself against a brutish economy and continue serving residents, the city of Montrose is cutting back. The most dramatic decision was to close two days this summer and institute a hiring freeze. Montrose relies on sales and use ...


Man arrested in Pear Park shooting

By Paul Shockley

A Glade Park man was jailed Saturday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Pear Park, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. Ryan Michael Ricks, 28, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a weapon by a previous ...


Public land becomes ugly dumping ground

By Amy Hamilton

Every year starting at about this time, area public land starts to take a beating. With higher costs of dumping at landfills, some people invariably feel it’s OK to dump trash on federal land, said Erin Curtis, spokeswoman for Grand ...


Tabeguache Trail going to the dogs

By Amy Hamilton

For more than the past decade, Linda McBride has relished walking her dogs off leash in the Tabeguache Recreation Area on public land just a few miles west of Grand Junction’s downtown. But in recent years, a pileup of dog waste at ...


Eleven graduate from QUEST Academy

By Melinda Mawdsley

Erin Lehr and Kendra Zehner took different paths to end up on the same graduation stage. Eleven seniors, including Lehr and Zehner, graduated from QUEST Preparatory Academy during a Saturday ceremony at Clifton Christian Church. Lehr and ...


Six seniors celebrate small-town roots

By Dennis Webb

DE BEQUE — A big and exciting world awaits De Beque High School’s Class of 2009, but before heading out into it, graduates looked back fondly Saturday on their small-town beginnings. A mere six seniors received their diplomas in ...


Perfect attendance earns Central grad a Subaru Impreza

By Melinda Mawdsley

The best thing Mandy Johnson ever won was a stuffed gorilla at an arcade — until Saturday. Johnson, a Central High School graduate, was the lucky winner of a 2009 white Subaru Impreza given away as part of School District 51 and ...


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Mesa State’s pomp and circumstance

By Amy Hamilton

Keith Hejl was a bit more emotional than he thought he would be, watching his wife, Billie JoAnn, graduate Saturday from Mesa State College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While hundreds of graduates strolled across the stage at ...


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