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Students beat the odds

By Erin McIntyre

When she was 17 years old, Madalyn Yates’ stepfather kicked her out of the house. She moved in with a boyfriend until he got evicted, and then she bounced to an aunt’s house. Then that situation turned bad and she left, finally ...


District 51 board satisfied with Pitton’s intentions

By Katie Langford

District 51 school board member Paul Pitton has sufficiently proven that he intends to move into the director district he represents, board members said at their business meeting Tuesday. After discussion and talking to the board’s ...


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VA chief takes new post in Chicago

By Greg Ruland

Grand Junction Veterans Administration Medical Center Director Marc Magill is headed to Hines, Illinois, to temporarily take charge of Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital near Chicago, where allegations of patient wait lists and ...


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Thief takes $20,000 worth of goods from car dealership; reward offered

By Gabrielle Porter

The owners of a Grand Junction used car business that was burglarized Saturday night are offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the intruder who destroyed and stole close to $20,000 worth of property. Trish Bobbitt, ...


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Braille champ feeling great before tourney

By Katie Langford

When 8-year-old Hayden Roswell reads her favorite books, she experiences it differently from the other students in her class. Her hands glide across the pages, fingers translating clusters of bumps into words, sentences and stories. Hayden ...


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Man accused of sex assault on child

By Staff

A 20-year-old Grand Junction man was issued a high-cash bond Tuesday in Mesa County court, potentially charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child, one charge related to him being in a position of trust over the alleged victim. An ...


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Group: Stop here and skip Utah

By Gary Harmon

Tourists bound for Utah ought to stop before they reach the state line and hike, bike or climb in Colorado, says a Denver-based group. Promoting Colorado is only part of it, though. The real target of the Center for Western Priorities is the ...


Western Slope golfers improve scores on Day 2 of state golf

By Staff

A trio of Western Slope golfers improved their scores in the final day of the Class 5A state championships at Common Ground Golf Course in Aurora. Grand Junction’s Avery Hill finished 40th. After shooting an 89 in the first round, she ...


JUCO kid’s clinic, Challenger game set for Thursday

By Staff

JUCO Word Series Clinic, Challenger games are Thursday The 16th annual JUCO youth clinic is from
5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Suplizio Field. The free clinic is open to boys and girls 12 and younger, with several stations set up ...


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No pain, no gain

By Dale Shrull

Behind her smile there’s a grimace ready to overpower that smile whenever pain grips her right ankle. With that taped right ankle as impenetrable as a plaster cast, Kayli Plantiko keeps competing and accepts pain will be the part of ...


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