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Triple Played: Grammys worth watching for a change

By Rock Cesario

At 54 years, the Grammys and I are the same age. The first time I watched the Grammys was 1968 as a 10-year-old in Gypsum. My parents were out for the evening, and I got to stay up and watch the show with our baby sitter. My two younger ...


Clarinetists gather at CMU

By Ann Wright

A final recital featuring two clarinet choirs will conclude a day of intensive learning for area clarinetists. The recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Recital Hall of Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts ...


Email letters, Feb. 15, 2012

By Staff

No one is perfect, especially in politics I am writing to suggest that many persons in our society use what I call “lazy thinking” regarding their attitude about politics. For example, many assume that their favorite candidate ...


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Springtime to bring work on new single-track trails

By Dave Buchanan

A plan to add about 21 miles of new single-rider track to the 250 or so miles already existing in the North Fruita Desert may see the first trails finished by late April. At least one of the new trails is planned to be ready for the Fruita ...


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Popular North Fruita Desert area sees fewer deer, more bikes

By Dave Buchanan

What once was an isolated high-desert area home mostly to mule deer, grazing cattle and the occasional rabbit hunter has become a recreational hot spot for mountain bikers and motorized trail bike users. A persistent swell in recreational use ...


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Snow geese flocking to area festivals

By Dave Buchanan

Love ‘em or leave ‘em, there is something magnificent about seeing thousands of snow geese take wing. Light geese, including snow and Ross’s, have become numerous to the point they are depleting nesting and feeding ...


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Pillsbury Bake-Off finalist vying for $1 million prize

By Dixie Burmeister

How would you feel if you had a 1 in 100 chance of winning a million dollars? Not bad odds, wouldn’t you say? Frances Blackwelder of Grand Junction knows how it feels. Last August, while grocery shopping, she got the magic phone call ...


Colorado civil unions bill gets first hearing

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Same-sex couples are going to the Colorado Capitol to testify for a bill that would grant them similar rights to married couples. The proposal is one of the most anticipated this session and likely to be among the most ...


More safeguards urged for Colorado voting machines

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Opponents of proposed rules to relax oversight of electronic voting machines are urging Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler to increase oversight to avoid fraud. During a hearing Tuesday on proposed rule changes, Gessler ...


Plan to overturn TABOR reaches federal court

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights faces a direct challenge in federal court Wednesday when attorneys for the state will ask a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by lawmakers seeking to overturn the amendment ...


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