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Pickleball popularity

By Dale Shrull

Pickleball is a fast growing sport in Grand Junction.  ...

60-acre wildfire near Canon City allowed to burn

By The AP

CANON CITY — A wildfire sparked by lightning on Monday near Canon City has grown to about 60 acres but isn’t threatening any houses. Firefighters were building indirect containment lines around the Eightmile Fire on Friday but ...

Local control compromise sought on drilling

By The AP

DENVER — More oil companies are supporting Gov. John Hickenlooper’s latest proposal to find a compromise to grant more control to local governments over oil and gas operations. But not everyone is supportive of the draft bill that ...


Snowmass lures Fruita city manager

By Amy Hamilton

When Clint Kinney was hired to lead Fruita in 2002, a divisive Fruita City Council was slinging recall elections against each other. Fast-forward a dozen years and the charged atmosphere has calmed. Fruita’s population has nearly ...

Colorado National Monument seeks public comment on park status

By Staff

The Colorado National Monument Association wants to remind the public that there are five days left to submit comments regarding whether or not the monument should become a national park. Comments are being submitted to Senator Mark Udall at ...

10 Things to know for Friday, June 27

By The AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. UKRAINE, EU SIGN HISTORIC TRADE, ECONOMIC PACT   President Petro Poroshenko says the association agreement with Brussels may be the ...

Fruita setting off fireworks on July 3, GJ’s display on 4th

By Tammy Gemaehlich

It’s time to plan your Fourth of July fireworks watching, and in the Grand Valley there are two shows you won’t want to miss. Fruita will set off its fireworks from Snooks Bottom Open Space Park at dusk Thursday, July 3. The show ...


Music Scene: Euforquestra, other area shows June 27-July 3

By Tammy Gemaehlich

If you like a heavy dose of sax in your funk, make plans to attend the next show in the Hear it Through the Grapevine Concert series featuring the Fort Collins-based band Eufórquestra. Pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, the name is a ...

Festivals: It’s that time of year again!

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Festival season is under way and our surrounding area is festival-happy this time of year. Here are a few ideas for those wanting to head to higher elevations this week and through the Fourth of July weekend: ■ The Plateau Valley ...

On the Goe: Get pumped for Tight Thump

By David Goe

Grand Junction, get ready to meet your new favorite band. It is called Tight Thump and it is one funky ball of teats. (See: “The Mighty Boosh,” funk.) Only having played a handful of live shows, Tight Thump are relatively new on ...

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