Western Colorado

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Fasching German 2-22-9

Pre-Lenten ritual of Fasching features food, drink, dance

By Melinda Mawdsley

The menu of a typical German Fasching event is a meat lover’s dream. Horst Kalin, who has lived in Crawford for 15 years but grew up in Germany, feasted on cutlers, bratwurst, roasted chicken, hog legs (eisbein) and beef rolls ...


Fruita firm’s disappearing act leaves creditors empty-handed

By Staff

IXP Inc., a pipeline construction company formerly based in Fruita and riddled with debt, has literally fallen off the map. Its Fruita office shuttered and its Colorado and Wyoming telephone numbers non-responsive, the firm’s creditors ...


Fire Sundial dr Fruita 2-22

Rural GJ home linked to alleged fraud scheme

By Melinda Mawdsley

A Sunday fire that destroyed a rural Grand Junction house may have been deliberately set, and that wouldn’t surprise at least one neighbor. Mary Graves said neighbors felt the vacant house at 1138 Sundial Road “was becoming a ...


Durango, Glenwood top teams in mock-trial competition

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Mock-trial teams from Durango and Glenwood Springs will represent the Western Slope next month in the state competition. The Durango High School A team and Glenwood Springs High School B team captured first and second place, respectively, in ...


Drilling slowdown talk of town

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More than 1,000 Mesa County residents participated Saturday in a telephone town-hall meeting that focused on the slump in natural gas drilling on the Western Slope. The hour-long meeting also featured state Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, ...


022209 3A pet cemetery

Woman plots eternal course of mountain lion, mice, other pets

By Staff

When Teri Branscom kicks the bucket, she knows where she wants to be buried: the Final Paws Pet Cemetery, 2317 H Road. When her day comes, she wants to be interred right here next to her brother, John Clark Branscom, and a few others who in ...


Even without film, group pays tribute to Phelps

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Kevin and Deb Smith got the bad news Saturday morning — that a local brew pub that evening would not be showing the premier of an HBO film about Chance Phelps, a Palisade High School graduate and Marine killed in Iraq in 2004. But that ...


No rent relief during recession

By Staff

Anyone renting an apartment in the Grand Valley knows rents are high and apartments are rare. Experts say that’s not going to change much, despite the depressed economy. “I don’t think in Grand Junction you are going to see ...


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Lions put on big fundraiser downtown

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Traci Chinn’s arms were filled with a bouquet of flowers, an Oreo cake and a stuffed dog. But when asked about her favorite part of the Grand Junction Lions Club Carnival, the 5-year-old girl could still manage to point to the shelves of ...


SPELLING BEE TRIO 022109

Words get ‘trapped’  in her mind

By Tim Harty

Lindsay Gnesios had never seen the word “spoony” before Saturday. But that didn’t mean she couldn’t spell it. The East Middle School seventh-grader asked the judge for the word’s language of origin, then rattled ...


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