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Junction sales tax collections in April higher than last year

By Amy Hamilton

Sales tax collections in Grand Junction for April edged higher than those collected for the same month in 2010. Total sales and use taxes in April were at $4 million, compared with $3.7 million collected in April of last year, according to ...

Death Notices: May 24, 2011

By Staff

Douglas Martin Deyo, 75, Lakeside, Calif., died May 20, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Craig. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Craig. Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Lakeside, Calif.; and one son, Steve ...

History Day winners going to nationals

By Staff

Six Western Slope students qualified at the Colorado History Day State Contest to participate June 12–16 in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Md. Ridgway Secondary School students Marcina Sarmiento and ...

Rifle girl’s essay a winner in ‘If I Were Mayor’ contest

By Staff

A Rifle student was one of four winners of the Colorado Municipal League’s annual essay contest. Annie Schmidt of Rifle Middle School won in the West region. Hers was among more than 350 essays from seventh- and eighth-graders across ...


Disaster strikes as Mesa State falls to Neb.-Kearney in Central Regional

By Staff

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — Mesa State was one inning away Monday from advancing to the Division II Central Region baseball tournament championship game. But disaster struck in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Mavericks leading ...

Hotchkiss advances to Final Four

By Staff

All season long, the Hotchkiss High School baseball team has talked about keys to success. After losing the first game in the Class 3A double-elimination State Championship Series, the theme changed a bit. “We’re on the theme of ...

Lightning delays put golfers in tough spot

By Staff

It was only fitting in a girls golf season full of nasty weather, the first round of the Class 5A state tournament at Lone Tree Golf Course in Highlands Ranch was subjected to two lightning delays. “It was hard to get going again after ...

Local Sports in Brief: Wells wins Palisade Classic race

By Staff

Mountain Biking Wells wins Palisade Classic race Jake Wells of Avon won the Palisade Classic Grand Mesa Grind mountain bike race last weekend in 2 hours, 34 minutes. The 36-mile course had a 4,800-foot elevation gain. Kelley Cullen of New ...

Tope fifth-grader takes on bullies

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Eleven-year-old Aubrey Emmons didn’t want her classmates at Tope Elementary to suffer the taunts of bullies or think it was OK to become one. She created an anti-bullying club at the elementary school after her older sister was bullied ...

Blotter, May 24, 2011

By Staff

Two booked in meth bust Two men from Oxnard, Calif., Ulysses Ivan Centeno, 26, and Pedro Perales Rodriguez, 21, were booked into jail Saturday on suspicion of transporting with the intent to sell about 18.5 pounds of methamphetamine. Mesa ...

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