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50 years of wild

By Dennis Webb

Eighty-six-year-old Joy Caudill looked out the window of her Carbondale-area home this week and watched clouds scud over the top of Mount Sopris, the nearly 13,000-foot-high peak that towers over the town. “I’m fortunate to have a ...


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Wilderness idea birthed in Colorado’s ‘cradle’

By Dennis Webb

Fifty years after the Wilderness Act became law, wilderness areas can be found in 44 states and Puerto Rico. But only one state, Colorado, can lay claim to what’s called the Cradle of Wilderness. It’s right here on the Western ...


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In for a kernel, in for a title

By Rachel Sauer

In the end, it almost came down to counting the kernels: Were there more remaining on Becca Stout’s 11th cob or on Susan Crawley’s? It was close, but when emcee Scott Green held them up for the audience to judge, it was obvious ...


Blotter: Aug. 3, 2014

By Staff

Glenwood burglaries Glenwood Springs police are investigating a series of burglaries that have happened in the Glenwood Springs area over the past few weeks. Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding the person or ...


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Diplomat to address local world affairs forum

By Rachel Sauer

Western Colorado may seem isolated sometimes, and the boundaries of the Grand Valley may seem fortress-like, but still the world is huge. All it takes is an interest and a little effort to venture out into it. So, in the spirit of ...


Biz Buzz, Aug. 3, 2014

By Staff

Pretzelmaker recently opened its newly renovated eatery downtown at 428 Main St. The restaurant uses pretzel dough as a base for most of the items on the menu, which range in price between $3 and $7. Plain and salted pretzels, pizza rolls, ...


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Israeli equestrians improve skills in western Colorado

By Bob Silbernagel

It’s not just the landscape of the United States that is larger than Ronny Goldstein’s native Israel, she said Tuesday. “The cars are big. The food is big. Everything is big.” Also, she said, “There’s a lot ...


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Bullpen falters in GJ Rockies’ loss

By Allen Gemaehlich

A rarely used bullpen showed some rust. The Grand Junction Rockies’ bullpen gave up seven runs, five of them earned, on five hits in three innings to blow a quality start by Javier Palacios as Idaho Falls routed the Rockies 12-1 in a ...


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Monfort’s presence at game doesn’t faze GJ Rockies fans

By Dale Shrull

The future is not now for the Colorado Rockies. But it might be in Grand Junction. With the Colorado Rockies stumbling through a dismal season, which started with soaring hopes, fans have not been happy. On Saturday, more than 100 members ...


Walk-off home run lifts Gene Taylor’s into Legion state title game

By Staff

Tyson Zanski led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a home run to give the Gene Taylor’s baseball team a 5-4 victory Saturday over Brighton in the semifinals of the American Legion A State Tournament. Gene Taylor’s (31-15-1) ...


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