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Palisade chamber director resigns; board had concerns about 2nd job

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Palisade Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Bayley Rogers has resigned after just five months on the job, following a falling out with the chamber’s board of directors. Bennett Price, a member of the chamber board and a town ...


Erratic wind flips boat

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Joe Russo knows all about fierce winds and the havoc they can wreak, having spent 11 years as a firefighter digging fire lines with the U.S. Forest Service. But he said he never witnessed anything like the weather event he saw Thursday in ...

Valley crime dips last year, report shows

By Paul Shockley

Pondering numbers that detail reported crime in the Grand Valley in 2010, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said just wait a quarter or so. Things are subject to change. “When we had a dip in our jail population, I told people, ...

Silt Mesa family sues Antero, 2 other drilling firms

By Charles Ashby

Law firms from Aspen and New York City filed Thursday the first of what is expected to be several lawsuits against natural gas drilling companies operating in Garfield County. The lawsuit, filed in Denver District Court, claims Denver-based ...

Mesa State College looks at going Greek

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Sororities and fraternities are all Greek to Mesa State College students. But a committee forming this spring may change that. A group of students, staff and faculty members is being assembled to examine whether the college should create ...

Community must rally behind change of name for monument, says Rep. Tipton

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The nomenclatural fate of Colorado National Monument ought to be the subject of a Grand Valley-wide discussion, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Whether the monument is to be upgraded to a park “needs to be community driven,” ...

Denton, McGovern sign to play baseball at junior colleges

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The hard work paid off for Central High School baseball player Tanner Denton. Denton, a catcher, signed his national letter of intent with Antelope Valley College on Thursday at Central High School. “He’s really worked hard and ...


Mesa men’s lacrosse team finally gets a chance to play at Walker Field

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After three-game road trips to Arizona and California, the Mesa State men’s lacrosse team is ready to put down some roots. And with those roots, the Mavs are hoping, will come the first win for the men’s first-year program. Mesa ...

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Leap year: Surprise finish in long jump spurs Palisade’s Shafer

By Patrick Bahr

Palisade High School’s Olevia Shafer was an afterthought in the long jump during the 2010 Class 4A state track meet. Shafer had the 20th best qualifying jump, and was only competing because two other qualifiers dropped out before the ...

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‘Uranium King’ Charlie Steen started out in Cisco tar-paper shack

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Second in a two-part series on the history of Cisco, Utah. Growing up in Cisco, Utah, was good. So says George Seely, now a Grand Junction resident, who moved to Cisco with his parents as a young child in 1944. His father was the signal ...

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