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1950s prankster baited scientists with his homemade ‘artifacts’

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Jack Daniel Stirling, somewhere, somehow, is smirking. Stirling, a World War II veteran who died in 1965, had the deft hands of an artist, the imagination of a novelist and the boldness of a con man. Picasso would nod in acknowledgement of a ...

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High-country splendor of Color Sundays

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So you have the car loaded up with jackets and snacks. Binoculars are in hand, as is a fully charged battery for the camera. You’re ready to make the drive over Grand Mesa to witness the fall fashion show of Mother Nature. Do you need a ...


Winefest a foot-stomping good time

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“Slippery,” “squishy” and “juicy” are the words Barbara Magill and Joanne Peterson used to describe the sensation of stomping grapes. The pair stepped in wooden buckets filled with green grapes Saturday ...

Burglars break into churches

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A wedding party found an unpleasant surprise Saturday morning when they opened the doors of Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St. The night before, vandals broke into the church, along with nearby Lighthouse Christian Center, 3506 N. 12th St. Grand ...

Rangely couple’s son suspected of sexual abuse

By Dennis Webb

A Rangely-area man who earlier this week killed his wife and then himself had just found out his son had been arrested in Utah on suspicion of sexual abuse of a child. Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Michael Joos on Wednesday said that Carlos ...

Public employees meet to discuss questions about pension plan

By Melinda Mawdsley

Faced with uncertainties about the future of their pension funds, hundreds of former and current state employees, school teachers and local government workers packed a hotel conference room Tuesday night for a meeting about the financial ...

Jobless rate in Junction finally falls

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Last month, Grand Junction experienced its first decline in unemployment all year. Local unemployment dipped from 9.1 percent in July to 8.7 percent in August, according to seasonally adjusted statistics from the Colorado Department of Labor ...

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Some residents don’t appreciate being mooned by new artwork

By Amy Hamilton

The town of Silt has become the butt of jokes in recent weeks all because a new sculpture at the town’s entrance depicts a rock climber’s bare bum. After the sculpture’s unveiling in late August — a rendition of large ...

EnCana VP: Natural gas cars could save prices

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Natural gas-fueled cars may resuscitate wilting gas prices, said Don McClure, vice president of government and stakeholder relations and legal for EnCana Oil and Gas USA. Europe and Asia have led the way in natural gas-run vehicle purchases. ...

Two Romanian officers come to Palisade as part of exchange program

By Staff

Two Romanian police officers are training in the Grand Valley for two weeks through a cultural and educational international exchange program. Catalina Iacob, 24, along with fellow agent, Dana Moisa, 31, are members of the Romanian national ...

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