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Victim of Fruitvale slaying identified

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday identified a man whose body was found at a Fruitvale apartment where he lived. Luis Alberto Vazquez Oliva, 27, was commonly known as “Alberto” or “Beto,” the ...

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New owner: Powderhorn will be open this season

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The new owner of Powderhorn Ski Resort said Thursday he plans to open the resort this ski season. Former Vail Resorts Inc. President Andy Daly, who currently serves on the Vail Town Council, purchased the resort and its assets for $577,500 at ...

Board taking input on legislative maps

By Staff

The 11-member Colorado Reapportionment Commission will be in Montrose and Grand Junction on Saturday to take public comments on two proposed maps for the state Legislature. The hearings, two of 25 the commission is holding statewide, are ...

Police blotter, Aug. 5, 2011

By Staff

Arson suspected in fire A vacant home in Clifton sustained damage estimated between $30,000 and $40,000 during a Wednesday night fire that officials believe may have been set intentionally. The Clifton Fire Protection District was called at ...

Forest Service: Sawmills allowed to redo contracts

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it will allow Colorado sawmills the option to renegotiate or cancel existing timber contracts as a way to stimulate the industry and reduce beetle kill. With few details provided by the ...

Tipton will be in region today; Udall makes rounds next week

By Staff

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton will be in the region today and next week. Tipton, the Republican who represents the 3rd Congressional District, will discuss the goings-on in Washington at a town hall meeting at 5:30 tonight ...

Dog fashion rules the catwalk

By Charles Ashby

Dog food bags and leashes. That’s what Julie Tierney used to make her second outfit as one of 16 contestants on Lifetime Television’s “Project Runway.” And it worked. “I was worried about everything on ...

Sports Briefs, Aug. 4, 2011

By Staff

Prep Golf Monday is first day of practice The four Mesa County School District 51 schools have announced Monday is the first day of practice for boys golf. Student-athletes at Grand Junction should meet at 9 a.m. in coach Tom ...

Barnett adds size, speed to Mav women’s hoops team

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Christal Barnett fell in love with the mountains during a visit to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. When she was denied acceptance to Air Force, where she planned to play basketball, because of a mild case of scoliosis, she was ...


Former Tigers defensive end Casey Walker walking on at CU

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Casey Walker had his sights set on the U.S. Naval Academy. When that didn’t work out, it didn’t take long for another offer to come his way. Walker took a walk-on offer from the University of Colorado and reported for camp ...

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