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Blotter, May 19, 2011

By Staff

Woman, 82, shoots self An 82-year-old woman was treated at St. Mary’s Hospital on Wednesday night after an accidental shooting in Palisade. The woman was showing a relative a pistol when “it went off and shot her in the lower ...

Rangely valedictorian: ‘Just showing up’ helps

By Dennis Webb

Torie Slagle is graduating this year as the 2011 Rangely High School valedictorian, with a 4.0 grade-point average, and intentions to study pre-med at Mesa State and eventually go on to become an endocrinologist. When she looks back at what ...

Bobby’s Bash downsized over concerns

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The man behind a free country music festival at the Mesa County Fairgrounds next month is significantly scaling back the scope of the event, saying he no longer plans to serve alcohol or set up a park-and-ride shuttle service. Interim Mesa ...

Death Notices, May 19, 2011

By Staff

Edith Patricia Neumann, 81, Fruita, died May 17, 2011, at Grand View Care Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. May 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fruita. Mrs. Neumann was a teacher. She is survived by her husband, Robert H.; one ...

Rockestra auditioning for 4 lead vocalists

By Daniel Humphries

The Grand Junction Rockestra needs some lead singers, and by the end of tonight it will have at least four. The final round of auditions for the rock ‘n’ roll orchestra’s lead vocalist spots will be tonight at 7:30 at ...

Mesa Fairgrounds equestrian arena closed as precaution against herpes virus outbreak

By Bob Silbernagel

Mesa County Fairgrounds’ equestrian area was closed to horses Wednesday and will remain closed for possibly two weeks due to the outbreak of equine herpes virus in the region, the fairgrounds manager said. The decision came as the ...

Prediction of rapture is met with skepticism

By Charles Ashby

Either the end is near, or it will be a normal Saturday. That means, while some people are preparing to be lifted up to heaven for Saturday’s predicted rapture, others will be eating ice cream because there just isn’t any in ...

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‘It’s never too late to graduate,’ as determined scholars prove

By Amy Hamilton

There were 62 stories in the Mesa State College ballroom on Wednesday night when as many candidates strode across the stage to accept their General Education Development, or GED degrees. The oldest graduate, 73-year-old Dorette Lee Carsten ...

Getting It Right, May 19, 2011

By Staff

A story on page 6A Wednesday should have said the Montrose County Commission is hosting a special meeting to discuss the Montrose Memorial Hospital lease May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Friendship Hall.  ...

Sports in Brief: Fruita, GJ players earn lacrosse honors

By Staff

Prep Lacrosse Fruita, GJ players earn honors Three Fruita Monument and four Grand Junction High School boys lacrosse players were selected to the All-Mountain League team, announced Wednesday. Grand Junction had two first-team picks in ...

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