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Stine’s Lines: Deliciousness enhanced by devious consumption

By Staff

Payback is sweet; just ask Angus the cat. Ever since Angus moved into our household, he’s had to put up with Howie the dog, who enjoys sniffing in inappropriate places and eating cat food. For Howie, cat food is one of life’s ...

After a week with EVE, my eyes have been opened

By Melinda Mawdsley

I used to doubt that a vehicle that looked like a souped-up golf cart had a place on city streets. I was wrong. After one week test driving EVE, an Electric Vehicle Engineering vehicle I was loaned to see if an electric car could fit into my ...

Justice and terrorism

By Staff

The actions of Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States, won’t be the only issue at trial when he appears before a federal civilian court in New York. There will be ...

One million checkouts and counting

By Staff

Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, the Mesa County library system checked out its one millionth item of the year. “That’s a huge new record,” said Eve Tallman, libraries director. “We have never checked out a million items in a ...

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Student of the week: James Mauch

By Staff

James Mauch, Fruita Monument senior GPA: 3.7. Parents: Mary and Marvin Meyers. After-school activities: Future Farmers of America, football, 4-H Club, shooting, work. Favorite book: “Oh the Places You Will Go,” by Dr. ...

County adjusts code for areas of mixed urban, rural land use

By Staff

It is a story straight out of the Wild West — better make that the tame west. In a land where wide-open spaces abut fenced yards, rural and urban residents are bound to conflict. On Monday, the Mesa County Commission found a middle ...

Kids Voting: Student opinion poll

By Staff

On Nov. 3, kids voted along with adults. In Mesa County, 9,856 students cast their votes for term limits and school board candidates through the Kids Voting Mesa County program — a record turnout in an off-year election. They also were ...

Balloon flight should land better oversight of Heene family

By Staff

The infamous Colorado balloon hoax appears to be drifting toward a conclusion, now that Richard and Mayumi Heene have pleaded guilty to falsely reporting that their 6-year-old son, Falcon, was trapped in a small weather balloon that was ...


Tax credit buoys home sales

By Emily Shockley

Kelly Marlin wanted to move to a nicer place in the rental market, but the lure of an $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers convinced her to get a place of her own. Marlin, 30, bought her home in Grand Junction on Oct. 30. She said she ...

Williams’ ‘green completions’ earn EPA award

By Dennis Webb

When Williams Production RMT began its first “green completions” of natural gas wells back in 2001, it was mainly with the goal of reducing wildfire danger. Company spokeswoman Susan Alvillar noted it used to be common to see ...

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