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Many uses for a live cat

By Greg Walcher

In 1981 the illustrator Simon Bond published “101 Uses for a Dead Cat,” a collection of cartoons showing dead cats being used for various purposes: door stops, boat anchors, wine bottle holders, and others. It was funny in a ...

City may seek increase in sales tax

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction city officials hope there is enough interest among residents to bring minor-league hockey and basketball teams to the Grand Valley. If so, those officials hope city residents will approve a proposed quarter-cent sales tax ...

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Slain young man spent difficult years

By Gabrielle Porter

The 20-year-old man who was found stabbed to death Monday afternoon in a Grand Junction trailer park spent his high school years in Mesa County, but struggled with addiction and had spent the last two years living on streets or with various ...


Police: Intruder returns for her belongings

By Gabrielle Porter

A 76-year-old Clifton woman who found a purse, jacket and boots that didn’t belong to her inside her front room early Wednesday morning got an even bigger surprise that afternoon when the apparent owner of the items came back to ask for ...

Planned nuke plant 
offers opportunity 
to reserve power

By Gary Harmon

The company that plans to build a two-unit nuclear generation station in eastern Utah dangled the opportunity Thursday for utilities to reserve power from the station. Executives of Blue Castle Holdings touted the advantages of a $12 billion ...

Black Hills, Laramie scoop up leases after BLM moves ahead

By Dennis Webb

Black Hills Exploration & Production and Laramie Energy emerged with numerous new federal oil and gas leases in Mesa and Garfield counties Thursday following an auction that proceeded after written environmental protests of the sale were ...

Blotter, Dec. 9, 2016

By Staff

Robbery at North Ave. store Police are seeking information about an armed robbery at C&F Foods, 2847 North Ave., just after midnight Wednesday morning. An unknown person used a weapon to rob a victim of cash and other items, according ...


Paliade’s Williams continues early season mat domination

By Dale Shrull

Terrance Williams was methodical and efficient in his match Thursday night. The Palisade junior slammed Eagle Valley’s Marco Rodriguez to the mat, then turned him on his back for a near pin. Rodriguez worked his way out of danger but ...


Hoping to be elitist

By Jon Mitchell

Three consecutive trips to the Class 4A Sweet 16 have made Palisade High School’s girls basketball team one of the state’s most successful programs. Three straight losses in the Sweet 16, however, have the Bulldogs hungry for ...


Familiar foes

By Patti Arnold

Every day, Jason Buhr and Jessie Hoffschneider practice against one another in the Colorado Mesa wrestling room. Twice in three open tournaments so far this season, they’ve met in a 165-pound match. “We find each other somewhere. ...

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