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REI hosts free snowshoeing clinic

By Dave Buchanan

The oldest advice about on-snow travel is this: If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Honest, it’s that easy. If you’d like to learn more, however, the good folks at the Grand Junction REI store are hosting a free clinic, Snowshoeing ...

Death notices: Nov. 26, 2009

By Staff

Archie R. Urquhart, 80, Grand Junction, died Nov. 24, 2009. Cremation will take place. Mr. Urquhart was a production planning manager in the printing industry. Survivors include his wife, Ann; one son, Scott R. of Lakeville, Minn.; one ...

Witness: Helmick claimed suicide try

By Paul Shockley

A business associate of Miriam Helmick’s testified Wednesday that Helmick claimed to be in a mental-health institution after a suicide attempt in late 2008. Helmick, whom authorities believe was living with her son in Jacksonville, ...

Grand Junction home sales rise, prices fall in October

By Emily Shockley

More homes were sold in Grand Junction in October than during any other month this year. The Grand Junction area saw 186 home sales in October, up from 155 in September. The renewal of the $8,000 first-time home buyer tax credit and the ...

Day care center in mall takes kids off parents’ hands

By Emily Shockley

Mesa Mall shoppers won’t have to go far to find someone to watch their kids as they peruse presents this holiday season. Covenant Child Care opened Nov. 17 in the Target wing of the mall. Parents can leave their children at the center ...

Fire leaves Pear Park family homeless

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A family was forced to spend Thanksgiving in a motel room after a chimney fire caused thousands of dollars in damage to their Pear Park home Tuesday night. Clifton Fire Protection District firefighters were called to the house at 496 30 3/4 ...

Police blotter: Nov. 26, 2009

By Staff

Burglary investigated The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a North Avenue trailer park Tuesday night. Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said a man entered a trailer at ...

Death Notices, Nov. 25, 2009

By Staff

Norma M. Crawford, 80, Meeker, died Nov. 22, 2009, at Pioneers Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Meeker United Methodist Church. Interment to follow at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Crawford was a former owner of the White River Liquor ...

Happy Thanksgiving

By Staff

The holiday tradition we celebrate today began with a small band of immigrants who had suffered incredible hardship and had lost many of their friends and family. Yet, they gathered with American Indians who had befriended them to give thanks ...

Grand Junction shines on list of sunniest U.S. cities

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If you live in the Grand Valley and you are a generally happy person or sport a nice tan, there may now be a mathematical explanation for why. Grand Junction is the seventh-sunniest city in the U.S., according to, an ...

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