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Death Notices, Jan. 27, 2010

By Staff

Former Grand Junction resident Martin Luther Encke Jr., 74, died Jan. 20, 2010 in Texas. Services will be private. Mr. Encke was a retired teacher and minister. Survivors include three sons, Keith of Mesa, Karl of Castle Rock, Wash., and ...


Death Notices, Jan. 28, 2010

By Staff

Beverly Jean Blackwell, 77, Fruita, died Jan. 25, 2010, at her home. Services will be private. Mrs. Blackwell was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include her husband, Billy; five sons, Michael Betts of Houston, Donald ...


Death Notices, Jan. 26, 2010

By Staff

Theodore Helge Anderson, 89, Grand Junction, died Jan. 15, 2010, in Casper, Wyo. Services will be at a later date on the East Coast. Survivors include two daughters, Emily Ellen of Norfolk, Mass., and Roberta Barker of Grand Junction; and ...


Cigarette on couch sparked fatal fire

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A fire that killed an elderly woman inside her home over the weekend was accidentally sparked by a cigarette left on a couch, fire investigators said Monday. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office confirmed that 85-year-old Phyllis Williams ...


Growers were caught unprepared

By Dave Buchanan

Grape and fruit growers have generations of experience dealing with spring frosts, which often come when young buds are at their most vulnerable to cold damage. But the sub-zero cold snap of December that killed grapes and vines across the ...


City, county focus turns to pollution from dust

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Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction are collaborating with state health officials to monitor and control dust that can whip up blinding storms in the spring and pose an unhealthy nuisance for residents. County commissioners adopted an ...


Frigid temperatures may have some Grand Valley grapes sitting out this wine season

By Dave Buchanan

An unexpected and unseasonable cold snap in early December has left widespread concern among Mesa County grape growers and winemakers. The annual meeting last week of the Western Colorado Horticultural Society was dominated by stories of ...


Worst-case scenario: income loss of $5 million for grape growers

By Dave Buchanan

The mid-December cold snap that sent temperatures plunging well below zero might cost Mesa County winemakers up to $5 million in income. That’s according to state viticulturist Horst Caspari of the Colorado State University Research ...


High School Boys Basketball Standings, Jan. 25, 2010

By Staff

Boys Southwestern League Conference Overall W L W L Grand Junction 3 0 11 4 Fruita Monument 1 0 6 8 Montrose 2 1 10 5 Central 0 1 6 8 Durango 0 2 5 7 Montezuma-Cortez 0 2 4 10 Tuesday’s Games Central at Grand Junction, 7 ...


Sports in Brief: Dominguez’s domination results in selection as West player of week

By Staff

College Basketball Dominguez’s domination results in selection as West player of week Michael Dominguez was at his best close to home last weekend, scoring a career-high 37 points and hitting the game-winning shot Friday night at New ...


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