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Prep girls basketball scores, Sat. Feb. 20, 2010

By Staff

Girls Dove Creek 52, Telluride 25 TELLURIDE S. Wantrobski 1 1-2 3, T. Hill 1 0-0 2, B. MacKenzi 1 1-1 3, E. Ludwig 2 1-2 5, S. Erickson 3 0-0 6, E. Langley 1 2-5 4, M. Bosse 1 0-0 2. Totals: 10 5-10 25. DOVE CREEK Kayla Pribble 2 1-4 5, ...

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Caught between beetle, hard spot in economy

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Beetles are battering Colorado’s forests, but the battle on the bugs also is bolstering the region’s lumber industry, at least for a while. Federal officials earlier this month announced they were pumping $40 million into the ...

Beetle bill helped, but was a little late

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Congress seven years ago took steps to corral the bark beetle now ravaging Colorado and other western states. It turned out, though, the effort was too little, too late, said Scott McInnis, R-Colo., a six-term U.S. representative who crafted ...

City emphasizes reservoir water safe, mercury in fish negligible

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction drinking water source Juniata Reservoir is closed for fishing because fish in the water have tested positive for mercury contamination. Although unsafe levels of mercury were found in small-mouth bass in the reservoir, the ...

Salazar:  Parts of health bill good

By Staff

Uncertain that a large health care package can win passage in Congress, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., is looking for parts of the package that move forward. Salazar, whose 3rd Congressional District includes most of the Western Slope, got ...

Your Town, Feb. 21, 2010

By Tammy Gemaehlich

It’s probably best that we stop talking about the winter weather. If you ignore it — like the pesky door-to-door salesman — it will go away, right? There are a few things we can do to assure that spring really will come and ...

New City Market under construction

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City Market hopes to have its newest store open in time for Christmas. “We are finally moving dirt,” City Market President Phyllis Norris said of the project in the growing area off 24 Road near Patterson Road. The cold weather ...

Biz Buzz, Feb. 21, 2010

By Staff

Anytime Fitness and Super Cuts are getting new neighbors as The Shoppes on Orchard Mesa, a strip mall at 2740 U.S. Highway 50 near the City Market, is starting to fill up. Tropix Hawaiian BBQ is opening soon, possibly Friday, according to ...

Blagg’s attorneys ask judge for more testimony in appeal

By Paul Shockley

Attorneys pushing for a new trial for convicted murderer Michael Blagg have asked a judge to allow more testimony from a former senior official at Mesa State College. Larry Cackler, now a comptroller at the University of San Francisco, would ...

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Quilting helps Iraq war veteran heal wounds

By Sherida Warner

Army veteran Juliet Madsen stitches fabric these days, but not long ago she was in Iraq, stitching together wounded soldiers, prisoners, even civilians. As a paramedic traveling with the 82nd Airborne division, Madsen herself was injured in ...

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