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Two Whitewater nuns help people connect to retreat through Internet

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In one moment, Monte High’s life changed forever. His single-vehicle accident back in 1983 not only cost him the use of his legs, but it also changed him spiritually. “I was angry for a while and not on the (right) path, I guess ...

Top cop candidates might overlook arresting sight of Junction police station

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Grand Junction’s next police chief will face the same unenviable charge as the last few preceding chiefs: Leading a department in a police station that, by all accounts, has far outlived its usefulness. And it appears he or she will ...

City tax revenue in free fall

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Grand Junction’s sales- and use-tax revenue plunged 26 percent in July compared to the same time last year, a continuation of a yearlong slide in the city’s primary funding source that will force additional budget cuts. Receipts ...

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CAREGIVERS: ‘The ones who stay have their hearts into it’

By Amy Hamilton

Matthew Duffy smiles broadly in appreciation each time Josie Mullally and Hannah Piper hand him an M&M. The longtime client of Mesa Developmental Services doesn’t speak much but has learned recently to say “more” when the ...

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Is stone tablet from 1340 or 1940, expert asks

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A flagstone tablet inscribed with symbols and what looks like an ancient, stylized, Mayan self-portrait has fascinated Vic Jensen for more than half a century. More recently, it has flummoxed experts in Mexico and confounded investigators in ...

Montrose man’s invention has enough zeros to display national debt

By Emily Shockley

Montrose Realtor Matt Miles wanted to key in the national debt on a calculator, but he couldn’t find one that would display the entire number. So he made one that could. Miles assembled a 16-digit calculator — the current national ...

Christian motorcycle group collecting toys, necessities for holidays

By Emily Shockley

Members of the Christian Motorcyclists Association already are collecting toys and necessities for families in need. The Christmas in July to Christmas Everything Drive is taking place through Thanksgiving weekend. Road Capt. Kevin Riddle ...

Wreck at Clifton intersection prompts some to suggest need for traffic signal

By Staff

On Sunday afternoon, a four-door sedan pulled out of a strip mall on the east side of 32 Road, just south of D 1/2 Road, and in front of a fast-moving Dodge pickup. Some Clifton residents say the accident is just one of many they have seen ...

Liquor Store Crash Sept. 07, 2009

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A Grand Junction man is suspected of driving under the influence after crashing his sport utility vehicle through the front of a liquor store, then driving from the scene. Employees of Nick-N-Willy’s Take-N-Bake Pizza, 683 Horizon ...

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40 years later, dust still hasn’t settled from nuclear blast

By Dennis Webb

The ground rippled when a nuclear blast shattered the earth beneath Doghead Mountain south of Rulison 40 years ago, witnesses remember. “It was an ocean wave that came across the valley, and you could see it coming at you clear as a ...

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