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Book Notes, Nov. 29, 2015

By Staff

Bookstore schedules autograph sessions with four authors Barnes & Noble Booksellers will host several authors for book-signings at the store, 2451 Patterson Road, in the coming week: ■ James Van Pelt, author of ...


Enjoyment the goal at beautiful but delicate Arches National Park

By Dale Shrull

MOAB, Utah — The anticipation increases near the end of the mile and a half hike. A cliff wall hides the final destination. Then, with the final two steps, the reward is revealed. It’s breathtaking. The snow-covered La Sal ...


Demand for bones leaves 
prehistoric relics vulnerable to poachers

By Erin McIntyre

MOAB, Utah — For two years, ReBecca Hunt-Foster helped sweep the layers of dirt away, revealing the prehistoric treasures preserved below. With careful determination, the paleontologists uncovered millions of years of dust and silt, ...


Scientific advancements may help catch fossil thieves

By Erin McIntyre

The problem of not being able to trace where paleo resources originated may be solved soon, with scientists developing methods of studying the chemistry of fossils and using that information to track where they came from. Celina Suarez, a ...


Park officials watching growth at Canyonlands

By Dale Shrull

Canyonlands National Park takes a little more drive time to enjoy than nearby Arches National Park, but its popularity is also growing. The park that oftentimes serves as an afterthought to Arches had 542,431 visitors in 2014. Through October ...


University commits its dorms for racers

By Gary Harmon

Organizers hoping to attract a leg of the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race got a leg up from Colorado Mesa University with a commitment of hundreds of dorm rooms and thousands of room night stays for team members, worth some $145,000. The ...

Traffic Alert, Nov. 22, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with travel restrictions ■ G Road Improvement Project between 23 Road and 23 1/2 Road: G Road is closed to through traffic. All ...

Weekly Calendar: Nov. 30 - Dec. 4

By Staff

Nov. 29 No events are scheduled for today. Rio Grande Chapter National Railway Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. meeting last Monday of each month, Cross Orchards Historic Site, 3073 F Road, 241-2248. Women’s meeting, 6:30 p.m. Mondays, ...

BIZ BUZZ FOR: Nov. 29, 2015

By Staff

A couple of family-owned businesses at Mesa Mall announced big news about the future of their shops last week in the wake of heavy foot traffic on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Lindsey Sutherland, 32, of ...


Merchants gobble up more Thanksgiving sales this year

By Greg Ruland

Grand Valley merchants informally polled Friday and Saturday reported larger crowds and increased sales compared to last year on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Retailers said it was anecdotal proof of a positive ...

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