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GJ pro mountain biker wins Singlespeed World Championships

By Allen Gemaehlich

Ross Schnell’s mountain biking season started off rough, but finished better than even he could have imagined. Schnell, 29, was persistent in overcoming two injuries and finished the 2009 season by winning the 24-mile Singlespeed World ...


Family-in-need’s move-in date an anniversary of community effort

By Melinda Mawdsley

Every so often, grown men will work for Snickerdoodles. “And brownies,” Mary White added. On Sept. 5, Mary White and her 15-year-old daughter, McKenzie White, a quadriplegic, moved into their new Grand Junction home. Move-in day ...

High-school hijinks on display at the United Nations

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The United Nations isn’t exactly an institution held in great esteem in places like western Colorado. One needn’t drive far, for instance, to spot a “Get US out of the United Nations” sign. In high-toned society, that ...

Your Town Lands End Sept. 27, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

It occurred to me last weekend during a drive up Lands End Road to the top of Grand Mesa that I had never had the privilege to travel that winding dirt road. We probably could have made it to the top faster if I’d not made a point to ...

Briefs: Biz briefs Sept. 27, 2009

By Staff

• Sage Technical Services is moving from 770 Horizon Drive to 2800 Printers Way, off H Road near Grand Junction Regional Airport. Sage trains truck driving students to get their commercial driver’s licenses. The new building will ...

Briefs: Local News Sept. 27, 2009

By Staff

Outstanding Spellbinder Award given • Ray Schuster received the Outstanding Spellbinder Volunteer Award at a celebration luncheon Sept. 14 sponsored by School District 51. During the past year, Schuster told stories to more than 6,000 ...

092709 OUT roadless art

Public comment period regarding Colorado roadless rule ends Oct. 2

By Dave Buchanan

Time is short to talk about Colorado’s roadless rule and its plans to protect more than 4 million acres of Colorado’s backcountry. The public comment period for the latest revision of the state’s rule ends Oct. 2. In 2001, ...

How bills really become law

By Mary Louise Giblin Henderson

Mesa State College’s bid to change from a community college into a four-year institution could have been derailed in the early 1970s, had it not been for the astuteness of a couple of Grand Junction businessmen. It was late in the ...

You Said It Sept. 27, 2009

By Staff

• In these difficult times, does it make sense to spend $9 million to destroy our perfectly lovely Main Street? The main reason is to force people to use the new, expensive parking garage on Rood. Why not lower the prices to park? Older ...

Medical marijuana shops sprout in Grand Valley

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction is getting a little greener every day as medical marijuana dispensaries continue to pop up like weeds in the city’s retail landscape Local estimates indicate seven medical marijuana dispensaries operate in Grand Junction, ...

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