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CMU to host first regional in school history

By Allen Gemaehlich

Colorado Mesa’s volleyball team is not only back in the NCAA Division II tournament, the Mavericks will host their first NCAA regional in school history. The eighth-ranked Mavericks (27-3) are making their fifth appearance in the NCAA ...


Palma’s late goal lifts CMU to win

By Allen Gemaehlich

Colorado Mesa scored the first goal and relied on its defense to hold it up. The 11th-ranked Mavericks avenged an early season loss and defeated Midwestern State (Texas) University 1-0 to win their first NCAA Division II tournament game in ...

District 51 
rises a level in state rating

By Emily Shockley

For the first time in five years, Mesa County Valley School District 51 has been accredited without the caveat of having to write a state-ordered plan for improving local academic performance. The Colorado Department of Education assigns ...

Cutting your own Christmas tree? Where to buy permits

By Melinda Mawdsley

With Thanksgiving — and the month of December — still about two weeks away, it may be too soon to put up a Christmas tree, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon to plan where this year’s is coming from, particularly ...


Neighbors oppose 24-hour operation of disposal facility

By Emily Shockley

Neighbors say a wastewater disposal facility about halfway between Grand Junction and Delta on U.S. Highway 50 is a big headache — literally. An odor that allegedly emanates from the site after operations are shut down for the day has ...


Shoebox Surprises

By Melinda Mawdsley

It was nearly impossible to wipe the smile off Gloria Clement’s face as she packed a shoebox with gifts she thought a 2-year-old girl would love: a doll, a stuffed animal, candy. “Every year, I cannot wait to do this,” ...

Fruita park renovations planned

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Fruita’s historic Reed Park is set to be renovated next fall to bring the park up to standards and codes. The park, at 250 S Elm St. and one of Fruita’s most utilized, is more than 30 years old and in dire need of improvements, ...

Blotter, Nov. 17, 2014

By Staff

Crime Stoppers seeks smoke shop burglar Crime Stoppers of Mesa County is seeking information about a burglary that took place Aug. 30 at Vivid Smoke Shop, 2454 U.S. Highway 6&50. A male suspect forced his way into the shop at 4 a.m. ...

Death Notices: Nov. 17, 2014

By Staff

■ Trena Raquel Garcia-Lujan, 46, Fruita, died Nov. 12, 2014, at her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Sacred Heart Hall. Dinner will follow. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita. Ms. Garcia-Lujan was ...


Clifton shooting investigated; man dead

By Staff

A man is dead as authorities continue to investigate a shooting in Clifton on Sunday. Little information was released, but a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, Deputy Ben Carnes, said officers were dispatched at 3:13 p.m. to 3237 ...

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