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070111 Disc golf

Addition of new course in Fruita shows popularity of disc golf in Grand Valley

By Patrick Bahr

The future of disc golf in the Grand Valley is bright. A new 18-hole course at the Fruita Riverside Park, along with the Palisade Riverbend Park course, will host the Colorado Disc Golf State Championships in October. The new course in ...


Local drag racers win Wally trophies at Western Colorado Dragway

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Local junior drag racers faced more competition than normal and did just fine. Grand Junction’s Charlie Ruckman and Whitewater’s Caleb Nowlin each won their respective National Hot Rod Association Junior Dragster League Challenge ...

Gene Taylor’s Boxscores, Saturday, July 2

By Staff

Gene Taylor’s 11, Pomona 7 Saturday at Canyon View Park Pomona 220 012 0 — 7 9 4 Gene Taylor’s 113 006 X — 11 10 4 Nate Olinger, Ryan Abts and Mike Deherrera; Casey Burns, Roland McLaren, and Tyler Gastineau. WP ...

Sports in Brief: Fruita advances in Farmington tourney

By Staff

Baseball Fruita advances in Farmington tourney The Fruita Wildcats summer team won two games in the Mac Diamond Invitational in Farmington, N.M., to advance to the championship round. Fruita (21-6) defeated the Farmington River Cats 13-3 in ...

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McLaren pitches more than 10 innings in Gene Taylor’s sweep of Pomona

By Scott Schlaufman

Normally a relief pitcher, Roland McLaren isn’t used to piling up lots of innings. But in a doubleheader Saturday at Canyon View Park, the pitcher for the Gene Taylor’s American Legion baseball team went the distance. McLaren ...

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Great breeding habitat jumps duck numbers by 11 percent in 2010

By Dave Buchanan

Duck populations this spring jumped 11 percent over 2010 thanks to improved breeding habitat in Canada and the prairies of the north-central United States, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Total ...

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Crooked Creek Pass perfect place for summer getaway

By Bill Haggerty

There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile. He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse. And they all lived together in a little crooked house. I could not remember that ...

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Don’t be surprised to see elk calves thanks to lingering winter snowpack

By Dave Buchanan

The lingering winter snowpack has had an interesting side effect: Elk calves are showing up in rancher’s yards. “We’ve had some ranchers say the elk are calving in their pastures this spring,” said Bill de Vergie, ...


Vet baffled by VA’s refusal to pay bill

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When Larry Schafer started trembling uncontrollably on May 24, his wife, Karen, called for emergency help. “I was shaking so bad I thought I was having a heart attack,” Schafer said. Ambulance personnel sat in his dining room and ...

District may test waters for tax hike for schools

By Staff

School District 51 officials are considering asking voters whether to approve a mill levy override that would increase taxes by $5.39 per month for every $100,000 of a home’s worth. That would equal an extra $64.68 of property tax a ...

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