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Fasching before fasting

By Emily Shockley

Forty days of restraint and reflection start Wednesday for Christians who celebrate Lent. But Sunday, it was time to party. About 100 local supporters of the German American Club in Grand Junction gathered at Country Inns of America for ...

Blotter, March 3, 2014

By Staff

Pills, shoplifting suspected Justin R. Medina, 25, of Clifton, was issued a summons Saturday at Walmart, 2545 Rimrock Ave., on suspicion of theft and unlawful possession of controlled substances, according to the Grand Junction Police ...

Permits required for spring burning

By Staff

Spring burn season is open through May 31. But those who wish to participate will first have to obtain a permit. Permit applications are available online at or between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday ...

Student Spotlight, March 3, 2014

By Staff

■ Kierra Aiello, a 2012 graduate of Grand Junction High School, was named to the fall 2013 semester dean’s list at the University of Denver, where she is majoring in music and art history. ■ Samantha Parks of Grand Junction ...

This Week in the Lege, March 3, 2014

By Staff

The Colorado House will hear a slew of measures this week, some of which have wide bipartisan support and at least one is expected to generate some partisan squabbling. ■ Today: The House Education Committee will hear HB1292, the ...


Pablo’s party raises funds for Bookends project

By Amy Hamilton

If you want to get in on something bigger than yourself, plan to be at Pablo’s Pizza in Grand Junction on Thursday night. Mesa Land Trust is kicking off a fundraiser for the Bookends project, the purchase of two parcels of land off ...


Way Back When: The Duck Pond

By Priscilla Mangnall

For most of us locals, the Duck Pond was a very special place way back when. Our collective memories would most likely look like this: sitting in the big backseat of our parents’ car, going through the drive-up lane of Clymer’s ...

Death Notices, March 3, 2014

By Staff

■ Burt Leroy Burchett, 50, Grand Junction, died Feb. 27, 2014, at his home. Visitation will be at 11 a.m., followed by services at noon Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2881 Orchard Ave. Survivors include ...


Health law spurs Gardner to enter Senate race

By Gary Harmon

Cory Gardner, the Yuma Republican who shook the state GOP last week when he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, decided to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, a Democrat, because of the problems Gardner and other Coloradans experienced with the ...


Longtime shoeshine master reflects on his path to Grand Junction

By Dale Shrull

Sammy Hudson works the rag vigorously to get a polished shine. Working the wax into the leather with his hands, he rubs and massages the shoes to get that perfect shimmer. The man in the chair is relaxed, eyes closed, enjoying some down ...

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