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Palisade grad enjoys front-row seat on international atom-smashing project

By Staff

The room was hot with the mass of people. On any other day, the control room situated on the Swiss-French border would have 20 or so physicists staffing a dizzying array of panels, knobs and buttons and complaining about how chilly it ...

SOW: Jose Betancourt September 22, 2008

By Staff

The odds were not in Jose Betancourt’s favor. Betancourt, now a senior at Central High School, did not speak a word of English when he and his family moved to Florida when he was 11 years old. “It was kinda hard,” ...

Homework: Kids Voting September 22, 2008

By Guest Columnist

Mesa County will elect two county commissioners this year. In the District 1 race, Craig Meis will go against Dan Robinson. In District 3, Janet Rowland is opposing Dickie D. Lewis. The community often sees references to “county ...

You Said It Column September 22, 2008

By Staff

•  If we the U.S. taxpayers are deeply concerned about the current banking fiasco provided by our trusted federal government and unregulated, greedy Wall Street folks, I can hardly wait until the $9.5 trillion national ...

LS: Speaking of Science Column September 22, 2008

By Guest Columnist

I was about 4 years old, trying to make a magical transformation of some walnut shells in a bathroom sink full of soap bubbles, when I called my mother in the next room saying, “Mommy, this is fun!” After telling her what I was ...

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WL: Artists making their mark on community’s canvas

By Staff

The Art Center celebrated its 55th anniversary this month. With it, the center honored its 20 founders, including Ruth Moss, the only one still living. Years ago, the founders envisioned a centralized place for art activities in Grand ...

Voters have allowed local governments to exceed budget limits

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Mesa County residents overwhelmingly have been agreeable to local governments bypassing revenue limits imposed by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights, even in a community long considered one of the most fiscally conservative in Colorado. A ...

Rick Jussel Column September 21, 2008

By Rick Jussel

Thank you, Ed Hochuli. His botched call near the end of the Denver vs. San Diego game on Sunday at New Mile High was one for the ages. It turned out well for the Broncos, poorly for the Chargers. But don’t let that one incident ...

Briefs: Prep Sports Roundup September 21, 2008

By Staff

Soccer • Wildcats fall to Rampart The Fruita Monument High School soccer team dropped the finale of its weekend Colorado Springs road trip, losing to Rampart on Saturday 2-1. Fruita Monument (2-5-2) got its lone goal from Rommel ...

Fruita comes up just short of upsetting Durango

By Patrick Bahr

Durango’s volleyball team is ready to head home. After outlasting Grand Junction 3-2 on Friday night, the Demons had another tough match Saturday, defeating Fruita Monument 3-2. “It was a great match that was kill for ...

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