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Local Briefs, July 27, 2014

By Staff

Elks Poker Run planned today The Grand Junction Elks Lodge 575 will sponsor its third annual Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle today, beginning with registration from 
9 to 10 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 249 S. Fourth St. Coffee ...

Getting It Right: July 27, 2014

By Staff

A photo on page 2A Saturday should have identified the 10-year volunteer of the Foster Grandparents program as Alice Cochran.  ...

Death Notices, July 27, 2014

By Staff

■ Arthur Lee Bliss, 66, Fruita, died July 20, 2014, at his home. No services are planned. Mr. Bliss was a disabled veteran. Survivors include three brothers, Clark, James and Franklin; and two sisters, Bonnie Allison and Connie ...


Tennis gives Burwell a needed distraction

By Dale Shrull

Kriss Burwell and Paul Poudrier got on a roll in the second set of their consolation doubles match. Rolling is what Burwell is all about. The 59-year-old from Grand Junction whipped a strong forehand from his wheelchair and the return came ...


GJ Rockies roll into second half

By Matt Meyer

The Grand Junction Rockies ended the first half of the Pioneer League season Saturday with a five-game winning streak, but ultimately fell one game behind Orem in the South Division standings. The Rockies did, however, scratch and claw their ...


Age advantage

By Dale Shrull

The old guys beat the young guys and the younger old guy beat the oldest guy. That’s how the men’s open singles finals at the Taco Bell Western Slope Open tennis tournament finished up on Saturday. Jerry Lockwood powered to a ...


A new No. 1

By Dale Shrull

Fast, quick, aggressive, polished and skilled. That’s a brief summary of Marques Combs the soccer player. Those five words also offer the same summary of the Palisade High School senior’s ability as a lacrosse player. As a ...


Downhill racers

By Matt Meyer

As runners seemingly glided through the Monument Downhill 5K Race on Saturday morning near Colorado National Monument, they turned onto Bract Drive for the home stretch. Visible from the turn is a big clock with neon yellow numbers, and to ...


Mayfly swarm invades Wisconsin

By Dave Buchanan

Think again about the largest mayfly hatch you’ve ever seen and the multiply it 1,000 times. A story flying across the news wires this week reported a mayfly swarm July 20 along the Mississippi River and the Minnesota-Wisconsin border ...

Volunteers needed to help finish work on Quiet Use trail

By Dave Buchanan

The Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Association is looking for volunteers to help finish a new Quiet Use trail on Grand Mesa. The work, scheduled Aug. 8-9, will push to connect the new Mesa Top Trail from Colorado Highway 65 near the ...

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