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Motorcyclist killed in wreck was Casper woman on group ride

By Amy Hamilton

A woman who died after crashing her motorcycle Saturday on Douglas Pass has been identified as 60-year-old Maureen “Mimi” Tanner of Casper, Wyo., according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Tanner was riding her 2005 ...

Community memorial complete

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — John Scalzo tried unsuccessfully while Rifle mayor to get a veterans memorial built in the 1970s. “I tried it when I was president of the chamber (of commerce) — couldn’t do it,” he said. “If ...

State plans to restore impact funds

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs is tentatively planning to offer about $76 million in energy and mineral impact grants and loans over the next state fiscal year. The distribution would be the first in more than a year because funds ...

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Nurse retires into part-time role of dedicated volunteer

By Amy Hamilton

It was quite a different world in 1960 when Grace Gregor earned her nursing license. Back then, nurses and doctors — much like everyone else at the time —  smoked cigarettes. No one batted an eye when nurses started their ...

Transit service set for Fruita seniors

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A gap in transit service for senior citizens in Fruita has prompted local government and health care officials to launch a pilot program next month that will ferry residents to and from the grocery store and medical appointments once a ...

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Small town, big projects

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The original wood floor in the old Palisade High School gymnasium, an addition erected by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s, has been restored and refinished to a brilliant gleam. The freshly hung nylon nets in each of the six ...

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Because cancer never sleeps

By Melinda Mawdsley

While many in Grand Junction slept in the wee hours of Saturday morning, several dozen people fought cancer. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life began at 6 p.m. Friday and lasted until 11 a.m. Saturday as a way to celebrate ...

GarCo Search and Rescue busy as families find themselves stranded

By Melinda Mawdsley

Three recent searches by Garfield County Search and Rescue ended successfully, but authorities are using them as reminders that people who intend to take vehicles off main routes in Colorado’s remote areas should notify others of their ...

Ritter names DA replacement

By Staff

Gov. Bill Ritter has named a former district attorney in the 9th Judicial District to the DA post in the 22nd Judicial District in southwest Colorado. Mark “Mac” Myers of Mancos will replace Jim Wilson, who died in a motorcycle ...

Kids reminded to exercise their brains

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Monday is National Summer Learning Day, a day set aside to remind kids to keep their brains busy and entertained during the summer months. Here are a few ways to help make education a part of daily life even when school isn’t. Science: ...

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