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Fewer construction jobs, but students’ interest strong

By Emily Shockley

Local construction workers pondered their own futures Tuesday as they helped prepare the next generation of contractors. Four hundred eighth-graders from Orchard Mesa and Grand Mesa middle schools spent the day roaming among 38 booths spread ...


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Final decisions on historic district land uses may be up to City Council

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The Grand Junction City Council is considering making itself the final decision-maker on whether land uses other than single-family homes should be allowed in the Seventh Street Residential Historic District. Council members are expected to ...


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Second chance: Central out for revenge against Fruita Monument

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This is a game the Central High School softball team has had circled on its calendar since about Sept. 22. On that date, the Warriors lost to Fruita Monument 2-1. It’s their only loss of the season, and was their first SWL loss since ...


Homegrown: Winterizing artichokes

By Dennis Hill

A couple of years ago you gave advice on growing artichokes here in Grand Junction. My plants are great now; how do I winter them? Artichokes are wonderful, semi-perennial herbaceous plants in western Colorado. They can get pretty big, ...


High school Med Prep classes train next generation of medical workers

By Amy Hamilton

“The word for a hospital- acquired infection? “What is nosocomial.” “The amount taxpayers spend on health care each year? “What is $2.3 trillion.” “Percentage of health care dollars spent in the ...


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Make your travel treasures part of home sweet home

By Annie Payne

If you follow my articles, you may remember a month back I wrote about having a yard sale to help pay for the souvenirs for our upcoming family vacation. We had a wonderful time at Walt Disney World (thanks for asking). We came home with lots ...


SustainAbility: Alpacas

By Adele Israel

I never knew how much I liked alpacas until last weekend when I spent time with them. Claudia and Lesley, two of my new girlfriends from Ohr Shalom, joined me for National Alpaca Farm Day in touring two alpaca farms in Palisade. Extremely ...


In Brief: Stockert to keep coaching at Fruita

By Staff

Prep Wrestling Stockert to keep coaching at Fruita Call Jim Stockert the Brett Favre of high school wrestling. The 30-year Fruita Monument High School wrestling coach, who announced his retirement earlier this fall, has been selected to ...


In Winder’s world, rules don’t matter

By Staff

Vernon Neil Winder has effectively raised his tobacco-stained middle finger to the Mesa County commissioners and all the citizens of Mesa County. Winder is the 75-year-old junk collector whose land at 2525 1/2 South Broadway has twice been ...


Local Briefs, Oct. 6, 2009

By Staff

Western Slope residents win Vegas trip Collbran’s Melody Gulman and Clifton’s Elaine Baker were two of four Coloradans to win trips to Las Vegas as part of the Colorado Lottery. Each won a trip for two to Las Vegas Nov. ...


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