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History of fires a teacher for Garfield County

By Dennis Webb

A fire department can never truly have enough resources when a major wildfire strikes. But thanks to Garfield County’s history of damaging and sometimes deadly wildfires, and other factors including a healthy tax base from oil and gas ...


Volunteer firefighters find niche as community servants

By Rachel Sauer

A fire does not care who’s fighting it. It’s going to burn regardless. So, volunteer firefighter, paid firefighter — the important thing is fighting the fire. And it’s a similar sentiment among victims, those who had ...

Officer watches bear struggle against flames

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Mesa County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Phil Stratton had a front-row seat for the inferno on June 29. A veteran of a wildland firefighting team, Stratton is no stranger to the unpredictable nature of fire ripping through dried brush and ...


Rockies ride Mueller’s arm to win in Billings

By Staff

It’s not like Josh Mueller is ever going to complain about his hitters putting up five runs in an inning, but Grand Junction’s productive top of the seventh Saturday night may have left him sitting on the bench too long. After six ...

Staffer arrested in assault of disabled client

By Paul Shockley

A supervisor at the Grand Junction Regional Center was arrested last week on allegations of assault against a disabled client at the facility. Barbara E. Martellaro, 58, was booked at the Mesa County Jail on suspicion of third-degree assault ...

JUCO gets $25K grant to help pay for Lincoln Park renovation

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The Grand Junction Baseball Committee received more grant money from a familiar face. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, Kan., awarded a $25,000 grant to the Grand Junction Baseball Committee for the $8.3 million Lincoln Park ...

Orchard Mesa wins at state

By Staff

The fielders behind Megan Rubalcaba can be forgiven if they got a little bored. The Orchard Mesa Major Girls fastpitch softball pitcher was dominant in the circle Saturday at the state tournament in Kremmling, striking out 15 of the 17 ...

Fruita ends summer with victory

By Staff

Fruita concluded its summer baseball season Saturday with a 12-7 victory over Rifle and second place in the Rifle U-18 Tournament. The game was shortened to five innings by rain. Fruita collected 10 hits and pounced on Rifle early, scoring ...

Blotter, July 15, 2012

By Staff

Man held in menacing case The Grand Junction Police Department jailed a Grand Junction man Wednesday for allegedly running into a parked car on purpose, causing less than $500 in damage, according to the department. Nathan Dominic Brach, ...

Death Notices, July 15, 2012

By Staff

■ Barbara Jean Anderson, 71, Grand Junction, died July 11, 2012, at her home. Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Ms. Anderson was a waitress. Survivors include four daughters, Jody A. Bailey of Grand Junction, Tammy ...

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