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Weekly Planner: Sept. 12-18

By Staff

Sunday, Sept. 12 Sons of Norway, Vestafjell Lodge, Montrose Zion Lutheran Church, 701 S. Junction Ave., Montrose, 2 p.m., program on “The Vasa Story,” presented by lodge president Thor Groswold, take a dish for the old fashion ...

Fried chicken heats up judges at Pork and Hops

By Paul Shockley

Word to the wise for anyone looking to impress Tennessee resident and barbecue guru Arlie Bragg: Don’t fry chicken in a barbecue contest. Bragg, who organized this year’s Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge on Saturday in Lincoln ...

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Debate wide-ranging, lively for governor hopefuls

By Charles Ashby

Although supporters for Democrat John Hickenlooper and Republican Dan Maes got rowdy at times, both candidates agreed they had a lively debate Saturday at the Club 20 Fall Meeting at Two Rivers Conference Center. From immigration to jobs to ...

Coroner: Use of helmet would have saved rider

By Paul Shockley

A helmet would have saved the life of a motorcyclist who died in a traffic accident near Mesa Mall on Friday, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said. Ellis Marvin Jensen, 47, of Riverdale, Utah, suffered multiple injuries in what was ...

Study: Parks a huge economic boon to state

By Dave Buchanan

Visitors to Colorado State Parks in 2008-09 spent about $396 million statewide with businesses located within 50 miles of a park, according to a recent study released by Colorado State Parks. The James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, which ...

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Governor candidates speak, but not inside forum

By Charles Ashby

While the Democratic and Republican nominees for Colorado governor were preparing to debate indoors Saturday, two other candidates for that office who were not invited by Club 20 to debate were outside talking to whoever would listen. But ...

Congressional district should contain all of West Slope, some say

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All of the Western Slope should be part of the 3rd Congressional District, the contenders for the state House district that sits outside the 3rd said Saturday during the Club 20 candidate debates. Incumbent Randy Baumgardner, a Republican, ...

Mixed opinions on three November ballot measures

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Three measures on the Nov. 2 ballot aimed at cutting into state and local taxes would restrain out-of-control government spending and give voters the final say on taxes, a supporter told Club 20 on Saturday. A critic of the measures, though, ...

For The Record, Sept. 11, 2010

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Chris and Jade King, Grand Junction, a daughter, Aug. 20. Alfonso and Shay Rivera, Grand Junction, a son, Aug. 24. Matt and Brandy Fletcher, Grand Junction, a son, Aug. 25. Eldon and Lynsee Thurston, ...

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Family loses all belongings when fire guts GJ log home

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A fire that gutted a log home on Rosevale Road on Thursday destroyed everything the new renter had placed inside. Billy Little and his son, Wesley, 6, had just put their furniture into the structure but had yet to move in because Little, an ...

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