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Is that spring in the air? No, it’s just the bleach

By Penny Stine

In spite of the sporadic snow we’ve seen this past week, I’m happy to report that most of the snow covering my garden has disappeared. I was hoping for my own miracle on ice out there, wondering if maybe my peas would defy all the ...

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Dinky Dogs sets up shop in out-of-the-way location

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Looking for a quick, cheap and delicious Chicago-style hot dog or giant stuffed potato? “X” marks an unlikely spot right behind the Department of Energy on B 3/4 Road, behind Orchard Mesa Cemetery. Dinky Dogs Gourmet Hot Dogs ...


Susuras to replace Todd on council

By Emily Shockley

The second time was a charm for the Grand Junction City Council’s newest member. Sam Susuras, who ran for one of the council’s two at-large seats in April but lost to Bill Pitts, was sworn into the council’s District B seat ...

Woman says officer to blame for accident

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A woman who witnessed a two-car accident involving a Grand Junction police car on Wednesday disputes that the other driver who was ticketed was at fault and said the blame should instead lie with the officer. The accident happened at the ...

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Colorado Mountain College seeks 4-year degree program

By Dennis Webb

When Colorado Mountain College employee Erin Furman heard her employer wanted to begin offering four-year degrees, she immediately began thinking about going back to school. “I certainly would be ready to attend as soon as the ...

Mesa State’s plan to expand its degrees moves forward

By Charles Ashby

Mesa State College would be able to expand its degree programs under a bill that cleared its first hurdle Thursday in the Colorado Legislature. But not everyone in the state’s higher-education community likes the idea. Rico Munn, ...

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Ex-cop not guilty of harassment

By Paul Shockley

A jury needed just 15 minutes of deliberation Thursday before returning a not guilty verdict in the trial of a former Grand Junction Police Department officer accused of harassment. Courtney Crooks, 24, who resigned from the department in ...

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Former high school rivals helping Mesa State at RMAC wrestling championships

By Allen Gemaehlich

They were bitter rivals in high school. Now, Mesa State College seniors Cole Johnson and Andy Laiminger are close friends and teammates hoping to qualify for the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships in their final season. To do ...

Davis joins Mesa State pitching rotation

By Allen Gemaehlich

Kyle Davis did whatever was asked of him as a freshman last year. He pitched in long relief and short relief, but never got a chance to start. This year, the sophomore is one of four returning pitchers from Mesa State’s NCAA Division ...

Mesa State upbeat for final two games of tough season

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Losing doesn’t sit well with Roger Walters and it doesn’t sit well with his players on the Mesa State College women’s basketball team. Not any more. The Mavericks have bought into his philosophy lock, stock and barrel. They ...

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