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Cruising 1960s: ‘You didn’t want to stay home’

By Erin McIntyre

Teddy Jordan started cruising North before he graduated from Grand Junction High School in 1963. Back then, teens drove a loop that started at the Top Hat Drive In, on the west end of North Avenue, and went east to the A&W, which was ...

Book notes, Oct. 4, 2015

By Ann Wright

Poet offers presentation at Mesa County Library Join Western Slope poet laureate, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, for a presentation titled “Finding the Poetry in Your Life.” The free presentation will go from 6–7:30 p.m. ...

Death Notices: Oct. 4, 2015

By Staff

■ Viola G. Holloway, 100, Grand Junction, died Sept. 28, 2015, at Mantey Heights. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Redlands Community Church, with burial following at 2:15 p.m. at Glade Park Cemetery. Ms. Holloway was a ...

Denver cyclist, 67, dies on monument

By Staff

Denver cyclist, 67, dies on monument A 67-year-old Denver man died Saturday on Colorado National Monument from what appeared to be a medical condition after he had stopped at an overlook while cycling, said Arlene Jackson, a public ...

Williams agrees to merger after earlier rejecting offer

By Dennis Webb

Local gas processor and pipeline operator Williams, which rejected a buyout offer by Energy Transfer Equity earlier this year, has decided to agree to a merger after all. The companies this week announced the deal, which is being valued at ...

Clean air forum set Monday includes trash-burning issue

By Amy Hamilton

Volunteers with Citizens for Clean Air collected some surprising responses when they posted themselves at a booth at the Mesa County Fair and the Downtown Farmers Market this summer. Using a fake burning barrel of trash, they asked people a ...

Blotter: Oct. 4, 2015

By Staff

Airsoft pistols deceiving Two boys were reportedly carrying guns while on their bicycles Thursday in the area of 32 Road and F 1/2 Road, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies found the boys and discovered the guns ...

Getting It Right: Oct. 4, 2015

By Staff

An item on page 3A Saturday should have said that Central High School students scored an average of 18.5 on the 2015 ACT composite test.  ...


Ava and Ruby, the main event in Texas

By Bob Silbernagel

When Ava Severs left her horse, Ruby, with her grandfather briefly last week to grab a rake, Ruby became anxious, twisting and fidgeting so she could see where her girl had gone. The 15-year-old thoroughbred mare and the 13-year-old Grand ...

Explaining the Hospital Provider Fee proposal

By Staff

The Hospital Provider Fee was created by an act of the Colorado Legislature in 2009 to help provide health care to those who can’t afford their own medical coverage and were not already qualified for Medicaid. It is assessed on ...

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