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Lines West: Climbing’s Just So Fun

By Staff

Climbing’s Just So fun   I was a little ornery girl, Who loved to climb up trees.   And sometimes I’d fall out,   And then I’d skin my knees. My mommy told me not to climb,     But ...


Charges recommended in fireworks-sparked blaze

By Mike Wiggins

The Grand Junction Fire Department announced this morning it has recommended to Grand Junction police that criminal charges be filed against the person or persons who set off fireworks that ignited a brush fire on Independence Day in a north ...


No injuries in morning Clifton SWAT standoff

By Staff

A law enforcement SWAT team was called into action this morning at an address in Clifton, but officials say the incident has concluded and there were no injuries. The brief standoff began after 9 a.m., in the 400 block of Mountain Vista Drive ...


Authorities seize 2,700 pot plants in Delta County

By The AP

MONTROSE — Authorities seized 2,700 pot plants that they say were part of an illegal grow operation in western Colorado between Grand Junction and Montrose. The Montrose Press reports Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said tips from ...


After 54 years, Confederate flag removed from Statehouse

By The AP

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Confederate flag was lowered from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse to the cheers of thousands on Friday, ending its 54-year presence there and marking a stunning political reversal in a state where many ...


Omar Sharif, of “Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia,” dies

By The AP

CAIRO — Omar Sharif, the Egyptian-born actor with the dark, soulful eyes who soared to international stardom in movie epics, “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Doctor Zhivago,” died Friday. He was 83. Sharif died of a ...


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Palisade proposing bike path to Cameo

By Amy Hamilton

It’s just a vision now, but the wheels are turning on a plan to extend a bike path from the town of Palisade to the future sport shooting complex at Cameo. Officials in Palisade think a trail can essentially connect Third Street in ...


Thousands expected at Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer’s funeral

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Several thousand people are expected at a public funeral Friday in Salt Lake City for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, who was next in line to become president and prophet of the religion. The memorial service at the ...


Climber sets speed climbing record for Colorado’s peaks

By The AP

DENVER — A Colorado man says he has broken the speed record for climbing all of the state’s 14,000-foot peaks. Denver-based climber Andrew Hamilton says he finished climbing all 58 points over 14,000 feet in the state at 2:21 a.m. ...


Boy, 7, shot while playing with friends in Aurora home

By The AP

AURORA — A 7-year-old boy is in the hospital after being shot in the head as he played with friends in an Aurora home. Sgt. Christopher Amsler says the boy was shot Thursday afternoon and was taken to Children’s Hospital with ...


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