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Sports Briefs, May 26, 2016

By Staff

College Track and Field Mesa’s Cusick 19th at nationals Colorado Mesa University’s John Cusick finished 19th in the 1,500-meter run Thursday at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Bradenton, ...

All-Western Slope League Baseball team, May 26, 2016

By Staff

Western Slope League All-Conference Tam Delta: Jasper Carmichael, so., Blake Reiher, jr., Damon Jensen, jr., Ethan Keller, jr., Tristan Brown, jr.; Palisade: Joe Lucas, sr., Matt Seriani, sr., Keenan High, sr., John Taber, jr., Max Noland, ...


Annual JUCO Challenger Game

By Matt Meyer

Challenger Baseball’s Carma Brown and Cisco College baseball coach David White FaceTime with Michael Burns, a Wranglers’ player who is battling cancer and recently had a tumor the size of a small football removed from his leg.  ...

Mudslide closes portion of Uncompahgre Plateau

By Staff

A mudslide has forced a road closure on a portion of the Uncompahgre Plateau. State Highway 90 (National Forest System Road 540) is closed at its intersection with the Divide Road (NFSR 402). Approximately five miles of road is closed to ...


Declining support, permitting issues raise risk of Off-Road race’s demise

By Amy Hamilton

Fewer dollars offered for support and a last-minute scramble to coordinate a permit with the Bureau of Land Management caused a ripple of speculation that last weekend’s Grand Junction Off-Road mountain biking race may not return next ...

Death notices, May 27, 2016

By Staff

■ Richard S. “Poncho” Broadhead, 88, Grand Junction, died May 21, 2016, at his home. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. He was a lumber truck driver. Survivors include his two sons, ...

Colorado Springs man jailed for unruly behavior on flight

By The AP

DENVER — A man charged with causing a disturbance on a flight from Philadelphia to Denver in which crew members armed themselves with an ice breaking hammer and a pot of hot coffee has been sentenced to four months in jail. The Denver ...

Community collaboration key to success

By Robin Brown

I was sitting on a fishing boat in Costa Rica when the U.S. Supreme Court decided the 2000 presidential election. Our American ex-pat boat captain didn’t know anything about hanging chads in Florida. I don’t think he even knew who ...

Lily James;Bella Heathcote

It’s time to say goodbye— Overused and ridiculous, time for these trends to end

By Ann Wright

OMG! Did you see that?! (Shake your head.) Why, just why, would anyone want to do that? (Sigh.) We agree. There are things that shouldn’t be trendy, and yet, somehow, they catch our attention and won’t let up. Here are a few ...

Congrats, class of 2016 — now pay those library fines

By Staff

Good morning, high school graduating class of 2016. It’s such an honor to be asked to be your commencement speaker today. Of course, I may feel differently about that in two hours, when they’re still reading the names of all the ...

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