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Briefs, June 27, 2014

By Staff

Car show to benefit cancer program Ed Bozarth and Mark Miller Chevrolet will be host its fourth annual car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at 2595 U.S. Highway 6 & 50, to benefit the St. Mary’s Cancer Survivorship ...


Schools employee quits after child-sex-sting arrest

By Paul Shockley

A longtime School District 51 employee, who was arrested last week in a child sex sting led by the FBI, tendered his resignation Wednesday. John Patrick Pomaski, 48, of Grand Junction, said in his resignation letter he’ll leave his post ...

Bike group needs help with trails

By Staff

Mountain bikers looking to beat the summer heat on lower elevation trails have a wealth of cooler options on Piñon Mesa, and local advocates are inviting riders Saturday to experience a “renaissance” of those trails in a ...


Criminal probe of King’s actions weighed by DA

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger confirmed he met Thursday with the heads of multiple law enforcement agencies about the possibility of undertaking a criminal investigation of state Sen. Steve King, now the Republican nominee for ...


It’s classic

By Staff

Unlike most of the other 4,998 paying guests at the 2014 Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, John and Jan Stenmark will take home with them something big, bold and quite unexpected. It’s not a little-known wine from an obscure wine-making ...


Q&A: Author Matt de la Peña on writing, relating

By Rachel Sauer

It was the kid in the back of the auditorium who caught Matt de la Peña’s notice. He was bigger than most of the other students, distinctive with his shaved head and neck tattoos, and he clearly didn’t want to be there. The ...

Entertainment in Brief: ‘Madame Butterfly’ tickets go on sale this week

By Staff

‘Madame Butterfly’ tickets go on sale this week Tickets for High Desert Opera’s production of Puccini’s tragic opera, “Madame Butterfly,” will go on sale Monday, June 30. There will be two performances ...


Festivals that should be, because we really need more festivals around here

By Melinda Mawdsley

A festival for macaroni and cheese? Where have you been all my life? A festival celebrating bacon? I can smell it from here! A festival dedicated to all-things Colorado, from music to art and food? Let’s go! Thanks to the brilliant ...

Federal judge upholds Colorado gun restrictions

By The AP

DENVER — A federal judge upheld Colorado gun restrictions that limit the size of ammunition magazines and expand background checks on firearms sold online and between private parties. In a ruling today, U.S. District Judge Marcia ...

No underage pot sales reported in Colorado

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado marijuana regulators say that no sales to minors were discovered during recent undercover dispensary checks. The state Department of Revenue announced the undercover age compliance checks Thursday. There were 20 ...

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