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Pickleball popularity

By Dale Shrull

Pickleball — the name says it all. OK, it really doesn’t say much at all about the game. But people love to play the unique game here in Grand Junction. Weird name, popular game. Jan Kerr was out at Lincoln Park playing tennis ...


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Stay out of the kitchen! ... Pickleball fun, but rules a little confusing

By Dale Shrull

Everywhere I went, people with these funny-looking paddles said the same thing. “Pickleball is addictive.” “Once you start, you’ll never want to give it up.” I’m not sure if it was appealing or scary, but ...


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Dedicated pickleball courts at Lincoln Park show game’s growth

By Dale Shrull

It’s always nice when a decision turns out to be the right one. The city of Grand Junction built pickleball courts as part of the recent Lincoln Park renovation, and it couldn’t have turned out better. On a recent Thursday, the ...


Share what you know: Every hunt has a story

By Staff

The paint is still wet on the first day of summer, and already it’s time to think about the fall hunt. With less than six weeks before the opening day of archery season, it’s also time for you to think about all of those ...


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There’s one nuisance you can do something about

By Dave Buchanan

If the hot weather finally has convinced you to take the boat out of storage and get out on the water, don’t forget that Aquatic Invasive Species inspection. We’re not talking about the pesky brother-in-law who drinks all your ...


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Hey, move over

By Dave Buchanan

If you are planning on camping over the Fourth of July weekend, don’t plan to spend a lot of time looking for an open campsite at most state parks. Because there aren’t any. At least, officially there aren’t any, and ...


Three tabbed for Parks and Wildlife Commission

By Dave Buchanan

Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed two new members to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission and reappointed a current member Wednesday. Dale Pizel, of Creed, and Alexander Zipp, of Pueblo, are first-term members to the commission, and Yuma ...


DA: Man tied to 20-year-old sex assault in Denver

By The AP

DENVER — Prosecutors say a man who was arrested in Texas on drug charges has been connected by DNA evidence to a 20-year-old sex assault case in Denver. The Denver District Attorney’s Office says 56-year-old Donald R. Shores has ...


DA: Colorado Springs officer justified in shooting

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Prosecutors say a police officer was justified when she shot and wounded a man at a Colorado Springs home. The District Attorney’s Office ruled Friday that officer Allison Detwiler’s decision to shoot ...


ESA protection sought for wild horses in West

By The AP

RENO, Nev. — Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of extinction in North America. They say the icon of the American West deserves protection under the Endangered Species ...


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