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Belcastro breaking boxing barriers

By Dale Shrull

Six-mile run, 200 sit-ups and at least 10 rounds in the ring. This is not your typical sorority sister at Olivet College’s Nu Gamma Xi. Alissa Belcastro is a boxer, and a good one. The 19-year-old Grand Junction native recently won a ...


PERFECT! Bulldog throws gem

By Matt Meyer

John Taber lived the dream Saturday afternoon. The senior pitcher for the Palisade High School baseball team was mobbed at first base as he completed a five-inning perfect game for the Bulldogs against Glenwood Springs. “I mean, as ...

Second-half surge lifts Palisade

By Staff

A flurry of second-half goals Saturday lifted the Palisade High School girls soccer team to a 7-1 victory over Montrose. The Bulldogs (9-1) led 1-0 at halftime, but the Indians (4-8) equalized immediately after the break. Sami Feller put ...

Mavs clinch sixth straight conference title

By Staff

Winning conference championships never gets old. Just as the Colorado Mesa baseball team, which clinched its sixth straight RMAC title and 23rd overall on Saturday with a 10-1, 8-1 doubleheader sweep of Adams State in Alamosa. Coupled with ...

Colorado Mesa tennis teams to play for RMAC championships

By Staff

Colorado Mesa University’s men’s and women’s tennis teams each advanced past the semifinals on Saturday during the RMAC Tournament in Denver and will play for the conference title against Metro State this morning at the ...


Bull riders battle with high-end livestock

By Dale Shrull

Carston Smith was close, but eight seconds is a long time to stay anchored to about 2,000 pounds of bull. Angry bull that’s in no mood to be packing extra baggage. Smith stayed with every twist, turn and buck, until the very end and he ...


Musician, store owner passionate about Cedaredge

By Ann Wright

David Starr was pumping gas into his car while talking with a woman at a Cedaredge gas station a few weeks ago. “I sure enjoy watching your adventures on Facebook,” she told him. Starr was happy she likes his posts. You’re ...

The method you use to feed depends on the animal

By Staff

Pulling up to a friend’s house the other evening, her three canine companions came bounding up to the car to greet me. My eyes were immediately drawn to the youngest of the trio whose bulging torso was somehow supported by four squat, ...

Book Notes, April 23, 2017

By Ann Wright

Two poets featured on West Slope tour The Traveling Gourds Tour will wrap up its season by featuring Fruita poet and Lithic Press publisher, Danny Rosen, and poet Jack Mueller of Log Hill Village. The theme for April’s tour is ...

Death notices, April 23, 2017

By Staff

■ Karen Sue Boland, 70, Grand Junction, died April 20, 2017, at HopeWest Hospice Care Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel at Brown’s Cremation and Funeral Service. She was a teacher. She is survived by her ...

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