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POR: Steve Stogsdill March 15, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

For most of us, we’ll probably never meet Steve Stogsdill unless it’s one of the worst days of our life, when a loved one dies. This fact isn’t lost on Stogsdill, chief investigator at the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. ...


POR: Steve Laiche March 15, 2009

By Staff

You can’t miss Steve Laiche. As soon as the veteran defense attorney walks into a room, the charm flows by the gallon. “I just like people,” Laiche said. “My father was like that. And I just picked it up from my ...


POR: Rebeca Barnes March 15, 2009

By Allen Gemaehlich

Rebeca Barnes has been through too much to look at things pessimistically. She grew up in Mexico, had children while attending college, barely knew English when she moved to Japan, and has dealt with racism. Despite all that, she will tell ...

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POR: Janet Mossburg March 15, 2009

By Staff

Janet Mossburg said she hated packing lunches for her own kids. So, it might seem a little odd that Mossburg has staked a 24-year career on creating menus and buying enough food to feed more than 22,000 students in School District ...


POR: Ed Chamberlin March 15, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

From the observation platform of the steel tower that rises above the Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction, you can see the past, the present and the future. Past is visible in the nearby historic buildings and the distant geological ...

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POR: Dean Paul March 15, 2009

By Staff

Follow Dean Paul around for a week. Just try to keep up. Ballroom dancing classes at Mesa State College three days a week. Tap-dancing class on Tuesday evenings. Then there are his classes in the history of music and dance, also at Mesa ...


POR: Dan Hooper Jr. March 15, 2009

By Carrie Marfitano

When Dan Hooper Jr. moved to Grand Junction as a 7-year-old, his father took a job as pastor of a 19-member church. ¶ Today Hooper works as a pastor with his father, Dan Hooper Sr., at the church his father founded, Fellowship Church. ...

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POR: Curt Martin March 15, 2009

By Staff

It was blowing off his boss to go to lunch on Aug. 3 13 years ago that landed Curt Martin where he is today. Martin eventually would become the financial aid director for Mesa State College, but on that day, he had just found out his wife, ...

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POR: Anne Hart March 15, 2009

By Duffy Hayes

Anne Hart came to the Grand Valley six years ago without intentions of opening her own business, but fate surprised her by opening a door she never would have expected. After 20 years, Hart retired from a credit union in Laramie, Wyo. She and ...


POR: Terri Gird March 15, 2009

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Terri Gird may be a volunteer for the GJPD, but it still is all business with her Don’t get the wrong idea. Gird is all business, and her business is being the volunteer-services coordinator for the Grand Junction Police Department, a ...


POR: Randy Powell March 15, 2009

By Patrick Bahr

Randy Powell always has a lot on his plate, whether it’s his day job, night job or hobbies. Powell’s day job is as the athletic director at Central High School, a position he took over earlier this year. Already an assistant ...


POR: Maxine Curley March 15, 2009

By Laurena Mayne Davis

Nature or nurture is no debate with Maxine Curley. By nature, humans are a peaceful animal. For proof, one need look no further then the children’s section of the Mesa County Library’s main branch, 530 Grand Ave. Maxine has spent ...


POR: Rick Dujay March 08, 2009

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Rick Dujay has more past lives than uranium has half-lives, or so it seems. Dujay was a college-football prospect. He was the youngest firefighter ever hired by the Houston Fire Department when he was 18. He was a member of the ...

POR: David Jones March 08, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

There are four kinds of calamities that could spring a barefoot David Jones from the comfy seat on his couch and out of his flannel pajamas at about 10 p.m. on a recent nippy winter night: a fire, a fatal, a plane crash or a rollover.  ...


POR: Kyle Hagerman March 08, 2009

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On their honeymoon to Metropolis, Ill., where they reveled in the annual Superman Celebration and met the original Lois Lane, Kyle and Mandy Hagerman thought they had glimpsed a gem. An employee of the Super Museum, stuffed with more than ...

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