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Perfect attendance earns Central grad a Subaru Impreza

By Melinda Mawdsley

The best thing Mandy Johnson ever won was a stuffed gorilla at an arcade — until Saturday. Johnson, a Central High School graduate, was the lucky winner of a 2009 white Subaru Impreza given away as part of School District 51 and ...


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Mesa State’s pomp and circumstance

By Amy Hamilton

Keith Hejl was a bit more emotional than he thought he would be, watching his wife, Billie JoAnn, graduate Saturday from Mesa State College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While hundreds of graduates strolled across the stage at ...


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Despite barriers, woman reaches her college goal

By Amy Hamilton

Ashley Miller can’t read small print or anything that’s written on a chalkboard. But Miller, 23, with bright blue eyes and a sunny disposition, doesn’t live in a world of “can’ts”. Although the 6-foot-tall ...


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LS Good or bad, drivers’ first cars unforgettable

By Melinda Mawdsley

Benjamin Miller will always remember his first car. It’s hard to forget a vehicle that could have killed you. It’s been more than a decade since Miller drove his 1972 Plymouth Valiant into a narrow ditch along 24 Road. Well, ...


Briefs: Biz Buzz may 17, 2009

By Staff

• A new waste disposal company entered the market after Monument Refuse Service and Waste Management merged. Commercial Refuse Service, 725 23 1/2 Road, opened April 3. The company will service commercial and residential properties from ...


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City, residents, business make plans for heart of Grand Junction

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Gordon Nicholson gazes at the mammoth house, the one whose red brick exterior and interior woodwork appear virtually the same as they did when it was built more than a century ago. And the neighbor who lives a block away can’t imagine a ...


Historic district plan mix-up vexes neighbors

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For nearly 25 years, the residents of the North Seventh Street Historic Residential District have operated under the belief that a plan was in place to protect their neighborhood from land uses that strayed from traditional single-family ...


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VAC: A two-hour drive to Ouray is a great way to cool down

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When temperatures tickle the triple digits in the Grand Valley this summer, a two-hour drive to Ouray is a great way to cool down while taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Temperatures in this town cradled in the ...


VAC: Goblin Valley is a two and a half hour drive from Grand

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A chocolate Easter Bunny, a wizard and a melting ice cream cone stand guard over campers who may struggle to set up tents in the roaring wind. It’s the same often relentless wind which helped carve the magical and whimsical sandstone ...


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Western Slope athletes thrilled with progress at 4A state meet

By Scott Schlaufman

LAKEWOOD — Two days into the state track meet, nobody from the Western Slope has been able to win a championship in Class 4A, but based on the moods of the competitors, you would have no idea. For many of the runners, the state meet has ...


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