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GJ Rockies fall to Orem in sharp wind

By Patti Arnold

For four innings Sunday, the flag in center field at Suplizio Field barely moved. But when the clouds rolled in, the wind started whipping — straight in from center. Not a great day to hit. Orem scored five runs in the first four ...


Olkowski preps for prestigious event

By Dale Shrull

Trevor Olkowski has been busy this summer. In a couple of weeks, the 15-year-old will join the Grand Junction High School golf team for his sophomore season. The Tigers have high hopes for a great season. Olkowski will be as ready as any ...


Walters wins golf tourney

By Dale Shrull

Taylor Walters didn’t know what to expect at her first Western Slope Triple Play Women’s golf tournament. But anyone who’s familiar with her game expected she would be the favorite. Walters, who will be a sophomore at ...

Student Spotlight, July 28, 2014

By Staff

■ Jenna Maneotis of Grand Junction was named to the spring 2014 semester Laureate Society at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. ■ Area students were recognized for their outstanding scholarship for the 2013–14 ...


Fewer four-legged friends needing a home at county shelter

By Emily Shockley

For the fifth consecutive year, the number of animals brought to the shelter at Mesa County Animal Services declined year over year in the first half of 2014. The shelter provided a temporary home to 1,680 animals in the first six months of ...

Search for coal heats up as cold winter temps loom

By Gary Harmon

Hundreds of North Fork Valley residents could be in for cold times this winter if they can’t arrange for coal to heat their homes. Until this year, residents relied on the Elk Creek Mine to supply stoker coal for winter heating. The ...


St. Ann’s celebrates 100 years

By Greg Ruland

It was standing room only for the 200 or so parishioners, family and friends who crowded into St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Sunday to hear a special message, watch a history pageant and eat fried chicken together, all in celebration of ...

El Salvador mothers and food

Hearty meals prepared in El Salvador for sister-city delegation

By Staff

El Salvador tastes like pupusas, nuégados, ejotes, atól and tamales. Fat corn tortillas filled with cheese, meat and beans; sweet yucca pancakes; tiny fried fish; thick drinks of corn, rice or fruit; and tamales wrapped in green ...

Insurer is seeking ‘Aha’ moments
 for TV commercial

By Greg Ruland

The Mutual of Omaha Aha Moment Tour will come to Grand Junction on Tuesday for two days as part of a nationwide search by the insurance giant for people willing to play themselves in a 30-second TV commercial to air in 2015. This is the fifth ...

Blotter, July 28, 2014

By Staff

Rafters helped from river Search and rescue teams with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office rescued six rafters who became stranded on the Colorado River after dark on July 14. The rafters launched from the Blue Heron boat ramp and had ...

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