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Forest Service tweaks Mount Evans amenity fees

By The Associated Press

DENVER — The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to drop fees for Mount Evans visitors who don’t use the parking lots and facilities along the highway billed as America’s highest paved road. For the past 15 years, the Forest ...


Two big innings lift Gene Taylor’s to victory

By Tim Harty

Falling behind by six runs in the middle of a nine-inning game didn’t faze Gene Taylor’s hitters. They treat the big inning each game like it’s just a matter of time, and before the sun set Friday evening on Canyon View ...


Close encounter

By Patti Arnold

You don’t get many 2-1 games in Rookie baseball. It happened Friday night at Suplizio Field. The Grand Junction Rockies scored two runs with two out in the bottom of the eighth inning to slip past Idaho Falls 2-1. “This is ...


Courting fun

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It was unusual for Tayvia Voytilla to play a doubles match against two males. Sure, it was a little intimidating at first, but the 13-year-old adjusted. “It was different with all the boys out there,” she said. “Last year ...

Religion Briefs, July 7, 2012

By Staff

Church hosts weeklong kids adventure “Amazing Wonders Aviation,” an adventure for ages 4–12, will be from 9 a.m.–noon Monday through Friday at Orchard Mesa Baptist Church, 2748 B 1/2 Road. There will be Bible ...

When the temperature heats up the mind slows ... uh ... what?

By Staff

Some of my garden potatoes are “done” already. Yeah, in this heat all we have to do is pull them out of the ground and add a little butter and salt. There are extra expenses though. My son had to start feeding his chickens crushed ...


Ex-Marine gets prison for ATM break-ins

By Amy Hamilton

A former Marine who admitted to burglarizing 11 ATMs in Mesa County and dozens more in Eagle and Summit County last summer was sentenced Friday by a Mesa County district judge to four years in prison. Eric Callaghan, 25, an honorably ...

Blotter, July 7, 2012

By Staff

Man scuffles with officer A crowd shopping at the ANB Bank Downtown Farmers Market on Thursday applauded a Grand Junction police officer when he was able to handcuff an intoxicated man after a prolonged struggle. The officer, Adam L. ...

Crews pause to remember Storm King 14

By Dennis Webb

Crews fighting a wildfire outside De Beque Friday joined others fighting fires across the country in pausing to remember 14 colleagues who died July 6, 1994, on Storm King Mountain near Glenwood Springs. The remembrance was held at 4 p.m., ...

Ute Water eyes reservoir water as insurance policy

By Dennis Webb

The Ute Water Conservancy District is hoping to contract for about 10,000 acre-feet a year of water from Ruedi Reservoir above Basalt as insurance against drought. “Probably in most years it would stay in the reservoir,” district ...

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