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Printed Letters: Nov. 27, 2015

By Staff

Bennet protects clean water for sportsmen Many of us live in Colorado because it offers some of the best hunting and fishing in the country, and I’m no exception. We’re lucky to be close to many sources of clean water that are ...


Here’s Jonny!

By Jon Mitchell

DELTA — The lone blemish on a stellar high school football career by Jonny Ponce is something he still looks back on and cringes. The senior running back for Delta drew a pair of unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties during the ...

Court nixes sex offender’s ‘get a job’ appeal

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Court of Appeals rejected an argument from a local man who claimed a judge abused discretion by revoking probation for failure to pay costs in court-ordered treatment. Camron Ridge Mickelsen had argued that a decision by Mesa ...

More Coloradans use seat belts, but trail rest of nation

By Charles Ashby

Coloradans are using their seat belts more than ever, but they’re still under the national average, according to a survey on seat belt use released by the Colorado Department of Transportation. According to the survey, conducted every ...

Visitor bureau gets tourism grant from state

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau was one of 28 nonprofit groups in the state to share in $500,000 in matching grants from the Colorado Tourism Office on Tuesday. The grants, which are to be used for marketing efforts, mark a ...


Budding chefs savoring success

By Duffy Hayes

Aspiring chefs from the Western Colorado Community College culinary arts program carved, cut and chopped their way to a recent statewide competition victory last weekend. The team’s win in the American Culinary Federation Colorado ...

Death Notices: Nov. 27, 2015

By Staff

■ Jeff Bob Jones, 58, Loma, died Nov. 24, 2015, at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at River of Life Church in Grand Junction. Mr. Jones was a buckaroo cowboy and semitrailer driver. He is survived by his wife, Robyn; ...


Built to last

By Matt Meyer

Believe or leave. That’s the motto of the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team. Hired in 2013, Wildcats coach Michael Wells was tasked with building a program as opposed to just coaching a team. That’s where the ...

More cars are hitting wildlife on state’s roads

By Dennis Webb

Collisions between wildlife and vehicles increased in Colorado last year, a trend also seen in Mesa County, which saw the most such collisions in at least a decade. But the 82 collisions reported to law enforcement in Mesa County paled in ...

Blotter, Nov. 27, 2015

By Staff

Police seek info on vandal Crime Stoppers hopes the public can help in identifying and locating the person who caused damage to a wall located in the 700 block of Glenwood Avenue on Nov. 4. That Wednesday, a 10-foot section of the cinder ...

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