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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 ...

Human remains found near vehicle in Pike National Forest

By The AP

CRIPPLE CREEK — Teller County authorities are trying to identify human remains found near an abandoned vehicle in Pike National Forest. The (Colorado Springs) Gazette reports ( ) that the remains were discovered ...

Brothers survive 2 avalanches near Telluride

By The AP

OPHIR — Two brothers survived what authorities describe as a major avalanche on a popular backcountry ski route Wednesday — despite the fact they both thought the other was dead. KUSA-TV reports ( ) that ...

Happy Thanksgiving

By The Daily Sentinel

If you get misty passing the gravy to Uncle Frank just because he’s actually at the table again this year when it seemed like he might not survive that March heart attack, you’re experiencing the power of gratitude. Call it the ...

There’s plenty to be thankful for

By Rick Wagner

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when we find a few minutes in our busy lives to reflect and give thanks to the things we feel sometimes overlook. I have a list that might serve as a jumping off point for everyone out there getting ready ...

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