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Rock star

By Patti Arnold

Todd Helton was just one of the guys Friday night — sort of. In front of a near full house at Suplizio Field, the Colorado Rockies first baseman leaned on the batting cage, chatted with his teammates and signed autographs as fans ...

Uniform warning one of several changes for prep track athletes

By Nick Walter

When track and field rolls around again next spring, some of the sport’s athletes won’t be automatically disqualified for wearing illegal uniforms. In the past, an illegal uniform came with an automatic disqualification. Now, ...


6-run 6th lifts Rockies to win

By Patti Arnold

They came to see Todd Helton. They stayed to watch the next generation. The second largest crowd of the season (5,161) saw the Grand Junction Rockies rally with six runs in the sixth inning Friday night to defeat the Missoula Osprey 10-5 at ...



By Nick Walter

One of the best memories Zach Rush and Derek Shavers said they’ll take from the Monument Little League Major Boys’ 19-0 win over the Steamboat All-Stars was the view of their home runs. About 15 trucks were backed up to the ...

Monument makes 11-year-old state Little League title game

By Staff

An uncharacteristic inning nearly cost Monument the game, but it bounced back a second time Friday against Tri Lakes to reach the championship game of the Little League state baseball tournament for 11-year-old boys. Monument’s Kaden ...

Gene Taylor’s falls to Rocky Mountain in Legion

By Staff

The Rocky Mountain Lobos scored six runs in the first inning and never looked back in defeating Gene Taylor’s 17-9 in Colorado American Legion League baseball Friday. The Lobos racked up 19 hits to Gene Taylor’s 13 in the ...

The seven principles of xeriscaping

By Dennis Hill

There’s been a lot of news and talk about the dry year we’re having and saving water. It seems like I’m hearing different recommendations from everyone and I’m getting confused and a bit frustrated! I hear about ...


Watch sunflowers thrive in our well-suited climate

By Erin McIntyre

When I think of sunflowers, I think of ants. Baseball (the seeds). Van Gogh. Meadowlarks. And Tuscany. The first time I saw a field of bobbing-headed sunflowers and realized they weren’t weeds was on a trip to Italy. The blooms ranged ...

Religion Briefs, July 21, 2012

By Staff

Church of Christ to host Bible school Grand Junction Church of Christ will sponsor “SonQuest Rainforest” vacation Bible school from 5:45–8:30 p.m. July 23–27 at 2893 Patterson Road. The event will have crafts, ...

For the Record, July 21, 2012

By Staff

MARRIAGES Kriston Ray Aldrich and Leah Michelle Mosby, June 22. Paul William Anthony and Toni Renee Reed, July 13. Christopher Paul Ashcraft and Amy Marie Hughes, June 23. Ross Robert Bacon and Nancy Maria Gutierrez, June 23. Zack Martin ...

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