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Art Of Quilting Column April 26, 2009

By Sherida Warner

Granddad Wilson, like a quilt stuffed with batting, was chock-full of great stories that he loved to tell us of earlier times. One that especially sticks with me pertains to his mother, Mary, who grew up in a dugout along the banks of the ...

You Said It Column April 26, 2009

By Staff

• Hooray for the students from Grand Junction and Fruita Monument high schools for their achievements in the Colorado Knowledge Bowl competition. The people of this valley should feel appreciative of District 51’s teachers who ...

Fund set up for family displaced by fire

By Melinda Mawdsley

A family displaced last week by a apartment fire has run out of options for housing. Ricky and Donna Vezakis and their 16-year-old twin children were forced to evacuate their two-bedroom Clifton apartment in the 400 block of Tracy Drive early ...

EGG DROP 1 4-26

How to make egg-drop soup

By Melinda Mawdsley

Francisco Vazquez and Rudy Barcenas are $100 richer thanks to their brains, a recycled soda bottle and breakfast cereal. The Central High School juniors won a physics competition Saturday at Mesa State College by building a device that kept ...


City’s liquor store collections show stout quarterly increase in sales taxes

By Carrie Marfitano

In good times people like to drink, and in bad times it appears people like to drink even more, if first-quarter sales tax revenue for the city of Grand Junction is an accurate gauge. Sales-tax revenue for liquor stores, one of 11 categories ...


Car dealership expands space despite uncertainty

By Paul Shockley

A hum of construction echoes from the rear of Ed Bozarth Chevrolet-Pontiac and Buick off U.S. Highway 6&50 in Grand Junction. But at the front of the sprawling 14-acre General Motors dealership and repair shop, it’s dead ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz April 26, 2009

By Staff

Two new businesses, a tattoo parlor and a massage parlor, have opened in Patterson Square Village, 2478 Patterson Road, Unit 17. • Tim Trujillo is owner of Native American Ink, which opened approximately three weeks ago. During ...

TERROR GRIPS GRAND JUNCTION- 1975 community review

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Three months after graduating high school, David Bailey packed up his Ford Maverick and drove across the country from Ohio to western Colorado, enticed by the laid-back nature and open spaces of the West. He figured he had left behind the ...

A snapshot of the Grand Valley in 1975

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If you tried to picture a community hit by 12 murders in one year, you likely wouldn’t envision Grand Junction in 1975. The Grand Valley was on the cusp of the oil-shale boom and bustling with transient workers building the Hayden Power ...

Briefs: Prep Roundup April 25, 2009

By Staff

SOCCER • Moore’s net play key in Central tie Often in soccer, a game ends up in the hands of a goalie. For the Central High School girls soccer team, those are the dependable hands of goaltender Savannah Moore, who stopped ...

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