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Flock of lame ducks will make for interesting legislative session

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Gov. Bill Ritter’s announcement last week that he wouldn’t seek re-election made political observers seem every bit as sensitive to nuance as TSA types charged with preventing nervous Nigerian al-Qaeda acolytes from boarding ...

Tomb raider? Parts missing from founder’s resting place

By Kathy Jordan

George Crawford, Grand Junction’s founder, needs your help. OK, not George personally, but the group working on the restoration of his tomb. Crawford’s tomb is on top of the hill south of the municipal cemetery on Orchard Mesa. I ...

Group: Ballot measures will hurt government

By Charles Ashby

The primary committee opposing three ballot questions that it says would shut down state and local governments filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s Office this week. The committee, Protect Colorado’s Communities, said ...

Bipartisanship is essential for successful PERA reform

By Staff

The American public has become all too familiar with the story of once-dominant American institutions being brought to their economic knees under the weight of a pension fund gone bad. The story is virtually the same in all instances — ...

Lawmakers must make higher ed a budget priority, encourage competition

By Staff

Edward Lorenz, the father of chaos theory, presented an academic paper in 1972 entitled: “Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil Set off a Tornado in Texas?“Lorenz’s insight later became known as ...

Ballads subject of next library poetry night

By Staff

Find inspiration by listening, learning and sharing poetry. The public is invited to learn about ballads — modern and traditional — during the monthly poetry night at Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library, 530 Grand ...

Mesa State wrestling results, Jan. 7, 2010

By Staff

Mesa St. 31, N.M. Highlands 15 Thursday at Brownson Arena 125 pounds — Seth Wright, NMHU, pinned Tyler Nelson 2:12; 133 — Chris Rubalcaba, MSC, def. Donovan Troup 11-1; 141 — Rhett Breed, MSC, def. Daniel Perales 3-1; 149 ...

Prep boys basketball scores, Jan. 7, 2010

By Staff

Boys Rampart 99, Fruita Monument 48 FRUITA MONUMENT Steve Guff 4 0-0 8, Wille Stevens 0 2-2 2, Zach Thorpe 1 0-0 2, Keenan Colt 1 2-2 4, Tyler Kenagy 2 2-3 7, Alex Jouflas 1 0-0 2, Drew Bridges 7 0-0 14, Gustaf Alin 0 0-2 0, Colter McKenzie ...

Prep wrestling results, Jan. 7, 2010

By Staff

Jackpot Duals Thursday at Grand Junction H.S. TEAM SCORES 1. Fruita Monument 46; 2. Central 45; 3. Palisade 43; 4. Grand Junction 23.5. Championship 103 pounds — Dylon Thompson, GJ., def. Matt Bishop, FM, 18-1; 112 — Matthew ...

Prep girls basketball scores, Jan. 7, 2010

By Staff

Girls Valor Christian 46, Fruita Monument 35 FRUITA MONUMENT Sarah Hensley 3 0-1 8, Katie Lewis 4 1-3 11, Kaitlin Warneke 0 0-1 0, Megan Reynoso 1 0-0 3, Keila Utu 3 2-5 8, Sarah Stagg 1 0-0 2, Stephanie Long 1 1-2 3. Totals: 13 4-12 ...

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