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Task force questions park status

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The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has set up a task force to consider the implications of changing Colorado National Monument to Colorado Canyons National Park. That doesn’t mean the chamber is opposed to the idea, said David ...

Meis tried to use office to avert fine, report says

By Paul Shockley

Contacted by a Colorado State Parks officer, Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis repeatedly referred to his elected position while trying to persuade the officer to let him go with a warning for a boating infraction, according to the ...

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One of 2 stolen pit bull puppies back at Rifle shelter

By Dennis Webb

The Rifle Animal Shelter is hoping for a similar outcome for a second stolen pit bull puppy after a first one was recovered last week. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department returned a puppy named Colt to the shelter after it was ...

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Snowmass site mother lode of Ice Age megafauna fossils

By Dennis Webb

SNOWMASS VILLAGE — In the world of paleontology, scientists describe extraordinarily rich fossil sites with a German word, “lagerstatten.” It’s a plural reference to storage places, and Kirk Johnson of the Denver ...

Weekly Planner, Nov. 14, 2010

By Staff

Sunday, Nov. 14 No Stress Chess, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 2451 Patterson Road, 4-8 p.m., 243-5113. The Organic Gardening group, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, 641 Struthers Ave., 2 p.m., 255-0417. Colorado Reform Party, ...

Gray Gourmet, Nov. 14, 2010

By Staff

Monday — Pork egg rolls, french onion bake, tossed salad, plums. Tuesday — Meat loaf with gravy, scalloped potatoes, chateau vegetables, apricots. Wednesday — Baked ham with raisin sauce, baked yam, peas and onions, fruit ...


Shoebox ministry fits global need

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Kerri Schulze has the Christmas spirit in her heart and on her mind all year long. She shops clearance sales and dollar stores, grabbing good deals on pencils, markers, bars of soap and small toys. Anything small enough to fit inside a ...

Driver injured after dodging deer near Gateway, hitting tree

By Paul Shockley

A 49-year-old woman was hospitalized Friday after dodging a deer in the road near Gateway, launching her car in the air and slamming into a tree. Marjorie McCabe-Hopkins, of Colorado Springs, suffered injuries characterized as a serious but ...

Norwood soldier to be buried in Grand Junction

By Paul Shockley

Services honoring slain U.S. Army Cpl. Aaron Cruttenden will take place Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, according to Cruttenden’s family. Scott Featheringill, Cruttenden’s stepfather in Hotchkiss, said ...

Alternative Christmas gifts buy food for hungry, care for sick

By Amy Hamilton

Does that person on your Christmas list who has everything really need any more stuff? In the true reason for the season, giving to those less fortunate can mean so much more than yet another pair of slippers, a gift basket or a generic gift ...

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