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Let’s honor hard work this Labor Day by raising the minimum wage

By Guest Columnist

By Thomas E. Perez U.S. Secretary of Labor It used to be that you could support a family on a minimum wage salary.  Today, a minimum wage worker has to make a choice every day: buy a gallon of milk for the kids, or buy a gallon of gas to ...


Knights roll past GJ

By Matt Meyer

Grand Junction took a 14-0 lead early Saturday night, but Fairview put up 30 consecutive points with a dynamic passing display from Johnny Feauto as the Knights beat the Tigers 
58-28 in a nonconference football game at Stocker ...


Rockies lose again, fading in Pioneer League playoff race

By Staff

It’s not over, but the Grand Junction Rockies’ hopes of reaching the Pioneer League playoffs for the third straight season are fading fast. With only five games remaining in the regular season, the Rockies are 3½ games ...

Prairie View goes 3-0 in Deke DeCrow tourney

By Tim Harty

Both softball teams could have been 3-0 when the dust settled Saturday at the Kronkright Softball Complex. Instead, Fruita Monument and Grand Junction each finished 2-1 at the Deke DeCrow Memorial Tournament when neither could to finish off ...

Central grad Garland makes Broncos’ roster

By Allen Gemaehlich

Central High School graduate Ben Garland is proof dreams can come true with a little persistence. Five years after signing with the Denver Broncos as a free agent, Garland, 26, made the final 53-man roster, the team announced ...


Inexperience leads to lopsided loss for ‘Cats

By Allen Gemaehlich

Several new faces had their first taste of varsity football Saturday afternoon for Fruita Monument, and it wasn’t sweet. The young Wildcats were unable to keep up with a fast and athletic Denver East team in their nonconference season ...


An Off-Road adventure

By Dale Shrull

The two winners in the
30-mile Grand Junction Off-Road were actually multiple winners. Grand Junction’s Robb Parsons sported a winning smile Saturday after turning the course into his own personal playground. The women’s ...


Chambers takes GJOR 40-miler with single-speed

By Dale Shrull

Breakneck speed means something different to Cameron Chambers. The Colorado Springs rider came to Grand Junction on a mission and was soon on the fast track to victory Saturday in the Grand Junction Off-Road 40-mile amateur race. But one year ...


Lily Lake pretty ... and quiet

By Dave Buchanan

Looking up from the rainbow trout he was unhooking, the angler nodded toward the dark trees on the other side of Cottonwood Lake No. 4. “You want to see a real pretty lake?” he asked, sharing another of his life-time supply of ...


Emotional Saunders beats cancer, finishes strong in GJ Off-Road

By Dale Shrull

Madge Saunders pedaled across the finish line, a job well done. In her right hand was a lime Popsicle, but she wasn’t quite ready to smile. Tears of joy and satisfaction had already started. Thirty miles of pain, agony and frustration ...

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