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Let’s get started: Players enjoy banquet, but ready to get on the field

By Patrick Bahr

It’s hard for the players not to be a little antsy. Friday night at the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series annual banquet, the 10 participating teams — along with Hall of Fame inductees and Grand Junction community members ...

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Man accused of killing roommate had explosive, cops say

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita man accused of fatally shooting his roommate had an unspecified explosive device and the means to detonate it, according to allegations lodged Friday. Wayne Gert, 37, was formally charged on Friday with second-degree murder in the ...

Events to honor deceased veterans

By Tammy Gemaehlich

The three-day Memorial Day weekend plays host to family gatherings, backyard cookouts and yard work, or better yet — watching Alpine Bank Junior College World Series baseball games at Suplizio Field. But more importantly, it’s a ...

Area births and marriages, through May 26, 2010

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Rob and Jessica Foster, Grand Junction, a daughter, May 10. Aaron and Camille Nilsson-Smith, Loma, a daughter, May 11. Oscar and Alondra Franco, Silt, a daughter, May 12. Jeffrey and Autumn Fury, Fruita, a ...

Harper is still just a kid

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Bryce Harper still has to take out the trash at home. Projected to be the No. 1 pick in the Major League Baseball Draft two days after the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series ends, Harper just wants to be a kid. He’s the youngest ...

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Ready for the spotlight: Bryce Harper excited to be a part of JUCO

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Bryce Harper and his family made a difficult decision last year, but for the most part, they are happy with how it turned out. The Las Vegas 17-year-old chose to quit high school after his sophomore year, get his General Education Diploma and ...

Local Briefs, May 29, 2010

By Staff

Ride for a Cure scheduled June 5 The ninth annual Ride for a Cure to benefit the Muscular Dystropy Association is set June 5. Registration for the pledge ride is from 9 to 11 a.m. at Grand Junction Harley-Davidson and Black Canyon ...

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High water tables ruined early cemetery

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Second in a series on the history of local cemeteries. Cemeteries must have been a profitable business in the late 1890s, when Grand Junction was still a hamlet. Mesa County records show that two graveyards were established in that era, both ...

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Grand Junction doctor prescribes oil-leak fix

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When Dr. Brad Case saw the streaming video of oil gushing out of the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico last week, it reminded him of blood streaming from an artery. Thus was born an idea of how to plug a five-weeks-and-counting spill that ...

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Time reduced after dog-death guilty plea

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita woman will face a maximum 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to being an accessory after the fact in the death of a dog on Colorado National Monument. Melissa Lockhart, 32, originally had faced up to three years ...

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