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Fruita secures top 5 seed

By Matt Meyer

Southwestern League championship? Earned it back. Seeded among the top eight teams in the Class 5A state girls basketball playoffs? Got that, too. Fruita Monument checked off the second of three season-long goals Sunday morning when the ...


Pop-ups, errors hurt Mavs in loss to MSU-Billings

By Patti Arnold

You get 27 outs in a baseball game. When 15 of those outs are pop-ups or fly balls, it’s tough to win. Compound that with 18 batters retired in order — and committing four errors in the field — it’s darn near ...


Rep. Thurlow tries to adjust rules on campaign reporting

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — When Rep. Dan Thurlow was a freshman in the Colorado Legislature, he made a simple mistake on his campaign finance reports. He forgot to add the occupations of a few donors, as is required by law. After someone complained about ...

This week in the Legislature, Feb. 20, 2017

By Staff

DENVER — This week, the Legislature will take up a bill designed to help local county clerks save money by not having to have as many early voting centers during the first week of voting, when few voters actually cast ballots. • ...

Man, 41, accused of groping preteen

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction man could be charged with two felony counts of sexual assault after he allegedly admitted to a police officer that he groped a young girl, an arrest report said. Christopher David Landis, 41, was questioned in early February ...


Fruita seeks riverfront trail hosts

By Amy Hamilton

Feeling the urge to get outside? If you’re also of the mind to volunteer, the city of Fruita is seeking trail hosts for its city parks and its portion of the Monument View segment of the Colorado Riverfront Trail. Volunteers will be ...

Blotter, Feb. 20, 2017

By Staff

4 diners stiff restaurant The Glenwood Springs Police Department is trying to find out the identities of four diners who dashed from a restaurant Wednesday. Four people left without paying their bill at Village Inn, 102 Sixth St., in ...


Student of the Week, Feb. 20, 2017

By Staff

GPA: 4.3 Favorite book and its author: “Legend” by Marie Lu Favorite TV show: “Grey’s Anatomy” Favorite band or musician: Kelly Clarkson After-school activities: Volleyball, basketball, soccer, Fellowship of ...

Student Spotlight, Feb. 20, 2017

By Staff

■ Joseph Deters, a junior at Central High School, was accepted for early entry to Colorado School of Mines in Golden. He will take online classes to graduate high school in May and will begin School of Mines in August. ■ Jessica ...

Rescuers try to reach 6 in cars stuck on plateau

By Gabrielle Porter

Mesa County sheriff’s deputies and search and rescue team members responded Sunday evening to a report that four adults and two children were stuck in two cars near the Divide Forks Campground some 30 miles outside Whitewater. Mesa ...

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