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Gray wolf found near Grand Canyon

By Dave Buchanan

A lone female gray wolf spotted recently near the Grand Canyon faces its toughest test: surviving capture attempts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The wolf, believed to have begun its 450-mile journey in the wolf packs in the Northern ...


Take a trip to Costa Rica through a local birder

By Dave Buchanan

It was 14 degrees Monday morning. Costa Rica sounds nice right about now, doesn’t it? Beaches, palm trees, tropical waterfalls, butterflies and orchids. Sigh. If your body says “Costa Rica” but your budget says ...


Sport shooters

By Dave Buchanan

Women are bringing a new face to the traditional profile of shooters, according to a recent study from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The study, conducted by Responsive Management for the NSSF to analyze sport-shooting-participation ...

Death Notices: Nov. 26, 2014

By Staff

■ Melba J. Balwick, 83, Crawford, died Nov. 23, 2014, at Willow Tree Care Center. Burial will be at a later date in Plano, Texas. Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Faulkner of Crawford; two granddaughters; and five ...


New hire stood out, panel says

By Emily Shockley

Frank Whidden, Mesa County’s deputy administrator for resource management and finalist for the soon-to-be-open position of Mesa County administrator, said Tuesday he plans to have a longer tenure at the top of the organization than his ...


Room for growth in local lodging?

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Travelers coming to the Grand Valley might find lodging options besides the standard hotel, motel or bed and breakfast. Short-term vacation rentals could soon be available in both Palisade and Grand Junction. Palisade’s board of ...

Motorists injured by rockfall near Carbondale

By Dennis Webb

A Grand Junction man was seriously injured Monday and a second motorist also was hurt when boulders landed on Colorado Highway 82 near Carbondale. David Pixler, 49, was driving a van when it was struck by a rock, and his vehicle then was hit ...

Broncos waive McManus, sign Barth

By The AP

ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn’t kicked in an NFL game since 2012. Barth, 28, won a competition with 38-year-old Jay Feely at ...

Art and Chocolate Walk the perfect way to begin season

By Ann Wright

Palisade is filled with Christmas spirit and plenty of events to match, from art and chocolate to gingerbread. The sixth annual Art & Chocolate Walk, as well as the opening for the Blue Pig Gallery’s “This Little Piggy” ...

Email letters, November 25, 2014

By Staff

Adults need to set example for youth by treating people politely and with respect It was impressive to see that Fruita Monument High School students recognize that bullying is a problem and decide to do something about it. As a retired ...

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