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National politics have local impact

By Rick Wagner

We are caught in a political season that seems more a soap opera than a race for elected office. The Republican primary for president was as much about personality, or the lack of it for some, as it was about policies. Its winner aimed at an ...

Printed Letters: May 12, 2016

By Staff

ColoradoCare is a viable, universal health-care plan I read with interest Matthew Glans’ column on “single payer insurance” Sunday, appreciating that it acknowledged The Heartland Institute’s bias. As written, ...

Sixteen years of drought in the Colorado River Basin: Reality or talking point?

By Guest Columnist

By Eric Kuhn I was recently reading an article on the negotiations among the Lower Basin states concerning their use of Colorado River water when I came across this phrase: “after 16 years of drought.” It’s a phrase ...

We need more of what commissioners just did

By Staff

Mesa County commissioners took two actions this week worthy of a pat on the back: They supported a plan to develop the Monument Road corridor and they agreed to sell county-owned property downtown that should help bring high-tech jobs to Grand ...

JUCO district tournaments start this week

By Patti Arnold

By this time next week, nearly half of the field for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series will be set. Four districts open qualifying tournaments this week, with a fifth starting Sunday, including both Texas tournaments and the ...

Local prep players ready to begin chase for state tennis title

By Staff

Fruita Monument sophomore Sarah Fleming returns to Class 5A state tennis tournament fresh off her regional title at No. 1 singles. Fleming (10-2), who struggled last year at state, plays Jenesse Johnson (7-7) of Denver East in the first round ...


The one that got away

By Dale Shrull

It started with a quick goal and ended with a close call off a corner kick. Between those moments, Palisade and Holy Family had a fierce battle Wednesday night at Walker Field in the first round of the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs. Holy ...

Grand Junction, Fruita will be on the road for Class 5A baseball playoffs

By Staff

The Grand Junction and Fruita Monument baseball teams will be on the road for the Class 5A district tournament on Saturday. The Colorado High School Activities Association released the brackets for the tournament Wednesday and both teams will ...

Sports Briefs, May 11, 2016

By Staff

College Baseball Mavs still No. 1 in regional poll The task became more even clear Wednesday for the Colorado Mesa baseball team: Win the RMAC tournament championship and host the South Central Region playoffs again. The Mavericks (39-10) ...

Local golf results, May 11, 2016

By Staff

Kym’s League May 5 Low Gross/Net Gross — 1. Randy Earl 37; 2. Pete Steves 39; 3. (tie) Mike Steves, Rod Johnson 40. Net — 1. (tie) Mike Garcia, Gene Garcia 28; 2. Brian hartbauer 29; 3. Kym Bevan 30. Closest to the pin: ...

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