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R5 graduates take the road less traveled

By Duffy Hayes

Acceptance, and accomplishment, were running themes at Friday’s graduation ceremonies for R5 High School, a place where many students who don’t fit the traditional mold have found a home. In all, 102 R5 students earned their ...

Tipton joins battle to end abuse of opioids

By Gary Harmon

A bipartisan bevy of bills intended to blunt an epidemic of opioid abuse has the backing of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Tipton voted for 18 bills last week that were aimed at reducing the misuse of the prescription painkillers codeine, ...

Blotter, May 14, 2016

By Staff

Drugs, gun alleged in arrest A 34-year-old Grand Junction man who sheriff’s deputies allege had nearly 30 grams of suspected methamphetamine and a gun in his truck when he was pulled over Thursday could face a felony charge of ...

Palisade skatepark to get big upgrade

By Amy Hamilton

Skateboarders in Palisade have reason to celebrate. The town of Palisade recently received a $10,000 planning grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for designs to revamp its skatepark in Memorial Park. Fundraising efforts from the Lions Club ...


The baton brigade

By Jon Mitchell

Tom Goff didn’t hesitate to talk about how excited he is for the boys relay teams on Fruita Monument High School’s track and field team Friday. After all, the Wildcats are on the verge of doing something that hasn’t been done ...


Familiar foe awaits Fruita in 5A district baseball playoffs

By Matt Meyer

For the second consecutive year, Fruita Monument shares a district tournament with Rocky Mountain, a traditional high school baseball power in Colorado. The Wildcats (14-5), seeded No. 16 in the 32-team state playoff bracket, face the No. 17 ...


GJ’s baseball district boasts tradition-rich teams

By Matt Meyer

The combined number of state high school baseball titles won between Cherry Creek and Regis Jesuit is 10. That’s not to take anything away from Grand Junction, which has six titles. Even Palmer, the second-lowest seed in the Class 5A ...

Mavs’ Kovac makes All-America first team

By Staff

Colorado Mesa shortstop Makayla Kovac, one of 10 finalists for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association national player of the year, received first-team All-America honors Friday from the NFCA. Kovac, a senior from Erie who started every ...


Downing the ‘Diggers

By Patti Arnold

The Mavericks came back with a vengeance. After the wheels came off in the ninth inning Friday afternoon in a 7-2 loss to CSU-Pueblo, Colorado Mesa took every “MOVE!” out of coach Chris Hanks’ mouth Friday night to heart, ...

GJ’s Manzanares only area player to earn playback match at state

By Staff

There was only one Western Slope player who had a chance to bring home some hardware at the Class 5A State tennis tournament after the semifinals Friday. Grand Junction No. 3 singles player Isabel Manzanares took advantage of her opportunity ...

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