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District 51 relay team ends season on a high note

By Staff

The District 51 200-yard freestyle relay team wrapped up its season Saturday with a good performance at the Class 5A state swim meet, shaving nearly a second off its preliminary time and placing fifth in the consolation finals. The team of ...


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Catching up with former guv, who is powering forward

By Laurena Mayne Davis

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter Jr.‘s “Powering Forward: What Everyone Should Know About America’s Energy Revolution” advocates for more rapid adoption of clean energy. He writes that “a global crisis is looming ...


Unbalanced diet can be factor in pets’ pancreatitis

By Charlé Thibodeau

I received an email a couple of weeks ago from a gentlemen whose little feline friend had recently experienced a severe bout of pancreatitis. He described the events leading up to the acute attack and a brief history of his companion’s ...


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The doctor is in

By Melinda Mawdsley

Dr. Sherm Straw is a map guy. As a lover of the outdoors and a father of five, including one Boy Scout, Straw has spent plenty of time in the woods as a troop leader, hiker and camper using maps to show him where he has been and where to ...


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Sprint to the finish

By Jon Mitchell

LAKEWOOD — Jacob Hahn had every reason to feel grateful Saturday afternoon at the Class 5A state track and field meet. He also had every reason to feel horrible. The negative was being disqualified ion the 300-meter hurdles. He opted ...


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The Class of 2A

By Jon Mitchell

LAKEWOOD — The Class 2A team championship for the Paonia girls track and field team has been a long time in the making. The same can be said about the team title for the Cedaredge boys. Saturday afternoon, the Paonia girls became only ...


Santa Fe, Yavapai join field for JUCO

By Patti Arnold

Now, Johnny Wiggs’ assistant coaches will be able to talk about their own Grand Junction experience. “I have a couple of new assistants who are tired of hearing about 2009,” the Santa Fe College (Florida) baseball coach said ...


Palisade’s Shuman hurdles competition to win 110 state title

By Jon Mitchell

LAKEWOOD — Jay Shuman has been fighting shin splints all season long. But after winning the state championship in the Class 4A 110-meter hurdles, the Palisade High School senior didn’t feel any pain. Shuman won in 14.63 seconds, ...


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Behind the times

By Katie Langford

“Romeo and Juliet” still ends the same way and there are still the same number of electrons in an atom of nitrogen, but the textbooks and resources in School District 51 are long overdue for an update, according to district staff. ...


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Home-course advantage

By Dale Shrull

It was a battle of locals at the Grand Junction Off-Road 30-mile race on Saturday. Bobby Brown and Robb Parsons know the trails and consider the grueling course their own playground, so they knew they’d have an advantage. But there were ...


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