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County officials massage purchasing policy

By Emily Shockley

Changes in Mesa County’s purchasing policy are likely to come with a caveat that new procedures follow close behind. Staff briefed Mesa County commissioners Monday on potential changes to the county’s purchasing policy, including ...


Zephyr route
 continuing 
to detour 
through Wyo.

By Kathleen Goddeyne

Amtrak California Zephyr passengers headed to Grand Junction continued to be detoured through Wyoming Tuesday and early Wednesday, after a rockslide Sunday forced the closure of tracks in the Colorado high country. Amtrak spokesman Marc ...


Getting It Right, Nov. 26, 2014

By Staff

A story on page 2A Tuesday should have said a Union Pacific train was derailed west of Kremmling just after midnight Sunday.  ...


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Conservation
 board names
 new director

By Gary Harmon

A Carbondale man will take over as executive director of the Western Colorado Congress on Jan. 1. Dave Reed, currently the development and communications director for the Wilderness Workshop in Carbondale, was selected by the board of ...


Motorists injured by rockfall near Carbondale

By Staff

A Grand Junction man was seriously injured Monday and a second motorist also was hurt when boulders landed on Colorado Highway 82 near Carbondale. David Pixler, 49, was driving a van when it was struck by a rock, and his vehicle then was hit ...


Sports Briefs, Nov. 25, 2014

By Staff

College Basketball Mavs fall to No. 16 in latest poll Colorado Mesa dropped from No. 8 in the WBCA women’s Division II preseason coaches poll to No. 16 in the first regular-season poll released Tuesday. The Mavericks (1-1) lost ...


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See some of the world’s best on slopes at Aspen Winternational

By Dave Buchanan

If you feel the need to work off some of that Thanksgiving turkey, try catching up with some of the world’s fastest women this weekend at the 2014 Aspen Winternational World Cup. You can’t ski with them but you can watch the races ...


Gray wolf found near Grand Canyon

By Dave Buchanan

A lone female gray wolf spotted recently near the Grand Canyon faces its toughest test: surviving capture attempts by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The wolf, believed to have begun its 450-mile journey in the wolf packs in the Northern ...


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Take a trip to Costa Rica through a local birder

By Dave Buchanan

It was 14 degrees Monday morning. Costa Rica sounds nice right about now, doesn’t it? Beaches, palm trees, tropical waterfalls, butterflies and orchids. Sigh. If your body says “Costa Rica” but your budget says ...


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Sport shooters

By Dave Buchanan

Women are bringing a new face to the traditional profile of shooters, according to a recent study from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. The study, conducted by Responsive Management for the NSSF to analyze sport-shooting-participation ...


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