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GJ residents talk of tracing lineage to the Mayflower

By Ann Wright

Sometime during every Thanksgiving dinner, Gary Parrott’s mother would remark, “This is just like what our ancestors did back in 1621.” Her comment went right over Parrott’s head until his mother became ill in 2000 and ...

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Senior prosecutor Eret leaving DA’s office

By Paul Shockley

In the eyes of those who worked with and against her, Mesa County Chief Deputy District Attorney Tammy Eret was about the best at handling the worst. But it came at a cost. Eret has supervised or handled most of the sexual assaults and ...

DUI patrols increase in Thanksgiving week

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado State Patrol, Grand Junction Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will have extra officers working during a six-day stretch around Thanksgiving in a crackdown on drunken-driving, authorities said ...

Helmick ‘crumbled’ after bogus threat, witness testifies

By Paul Shockley

A distraught and visibly shaking Miriam Helmick did not reach out to law enforcement after she found a threatening greeting card tucked under the doormat at the front door of her home in Whitewater one evening in June 2008, according to ...

Candle-sparked fire on Redlands reminder of seasonal hazards

By Staff

A fire sparked by an unattended candle and fueled by a bird’s nest caused minor damage Sunday to a two-story, wood-framed home on the Redlands. A quick response by the Grand Junction Fire Department limited damage to around $3,000, ...

Area births and marriages, through Nov. 18

By Staff

— Births Delta County Memorial Hospital: Dominic and Allison Mentzos, Paonia, a son, Nov. 11. Christopher and Kristen Green, Cedaredge, a son, Nov. 12. Ray and Jennifer Hahn, Delta, a daughter, Nov. 12. Chad and Catherine Francis, ...

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Student of the week: Rebecca Singley

By Staff

Name: Rebecca Singley School: Central High School GPA: 4.02 After-school activities: Marching band, wind ensemble. Favorite book: “The Truth About Forever” by Sarah Dessen. Favorite show: “Criminal Minds” Favorite ...

Interfaith Thanksgiving service to be in Fruita

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Once a year, different religious groups put aside their differences for a service of thanksgiving. The annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 513 E. Aspen St. in ...

Oil shale lawsuits drag on almost a year

By Dennis Webb

Continuing settlement talks that include appointees of President Obama have led to another postponement involving litigation over federal oil shale policies. Colorado U.S. District Court Judge John Kane has granted the sixth extension ...


Valley still prone to bad-air days

By Staff

The quality of the Grand Valley’s air has been improving, in general, for the past seven years. But on those rare days when the air does get bad — typically during cold-weather inversions — it is getting really bad. Those ...

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