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Basketball players ‘Bring it’ at Bennett Memorial Tournament

By Staff

It was a record year for the Alex Bennett 3-on-3 Memorial Basketball Tournament. “This was the largest tournament we’ve ever had,” said Steve Irion, who has helped organize the tournament during its six-year run. Some 63 ...

Sports in Brief: Mavs end drought, but lose soccer finale

By Staff

Men’s Soccer Mavs end drought, but lose soccer finale The Mavericks ended a four-game scoring drought, but still lost for the eighth time in their past nine games. The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs avenged its loss to Mesa ...

Death Notices, Nov. 1, 2009

By Staff

Henry E. Becker Jr., 90, Montrose, died Oct. 31, 2009, at San Juan Living Center. Services will be arranged by Crippin Funeral Home and Crematory in Montrose. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two sons James W. of Montrose and Henry III ...

Employers cautioned about interns, contract help

By Emily Shockley

After months of layoffs, some employers see the light at the end of the recession tunnel and are getting ready to place help-wanted signs in their windows. United States companies are expected to hire more people than they lay off in the next ...

Man angry at woman, shot up home, police allege

By Amy Hamilton

An Orchard Mesa man was behind bars Saturday on suspicion of firing two guns multiple times inside a home and using a sword to cut up the walls while a woman and three children were present, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

Police Blotter, Nov. 1, 2009

By Staff

Tires slashed on 32 Road Someone slashed tires on at least five vehicles parked in the 400 block of 32 Road on Friday, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The tire slashings were reported to police between 11:30 a.m. and ...

Driver reports robbery at Monument Road car wash

By Amy Hamilton

Police are seeking a suspect after a person reported being robbed while washing a car at Van’s 2 Car Wash, 413 Monument Road, around 8:30 p.m. Friday. The victim told the Grand Junction Police Department the suspect said he had a gun ...

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Team still guns for pumpkin record

By Amy Hamilton

A team of engineers from Delaware is serious about breaking the Guinness world record for farthest distance for launching a vegetable. The Big 10 Inch air cannon team was unsuccessful Friday and Saturday in its attempts to break the record ...

Interior Department bill has $24 million for regional projects

By Dennis Webb

Projects as varied as Mesa Verde National Park improvements, Rifle drinking-water lines and trail access to Dominguez Canyon would benefit from an Interior Department appropriations bill that is headed to President Barack Obama’s ...

You Said It, Nov. 1, 2009

By Staff

Many thanks to REI for the government school donation. (Because of) the insurmountable debt being passed on to future generations, they’ll be living in those tents. Whether legal or illegal, most of the Hispanics I have encountered have ...

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