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Cool canyon: This neat, shady place is worth a second hike

By Staff

Odds are, you’ve read about this canyon. That’s because there are 52 Sundays in a year, and I’ve been writing this column since 2003…  approximately 312 columns and counting. And although there is a plethora of ...


Chaparral takes control easy, rolls past Grand Junction in 5A playoffs

By Staff

Things went against the Grand Junction High School football team from the start Saturday in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. The Tigers (3-7) lost the coin toss to Chaparral, which got them the football, but forced them to play into ...


The Colorado Way on gas development

By Staff

Like other states, Colorado is experiencing a downturn in drilling activity, a downturn whose impact on many has been severe. However, Colorado’s rich reserves of natural gas aren’t going anywhere. Drilling will begin to rebound ...


Natural gas should be the vehicle fuel of the immediate future

By Staff

Too often in Congress, and in our political debate, people stake out a position and, in the course of defending that position, refuse to credit anything their opponent is saying. We’ve all seen that. When it comes to passing a clean ...


Stone chimney all that’s left of once-bustling train depot

By Kathy Jordan

It is difficult to see the remains of the chimney across the Colorado River at mile marker 51 in De Beque Canyon along Interstate 70 unless you know just where to look. The light has to be exactly right or the ghostly chimney fades into a ...


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OutFit: Ruffles rule

By Ivy Parnasius

The shift from summer’s Bohemian looks to fall’s romantic styles has been subtle. As fashion returns to its girly roots, ruffles abound in both clothing and accessories. A ruffled blouse looks modern and chic when worn under a ...


Talks yield no accord on Roan leasing

By Dennis Webb

Daylong talks failed to result in a settlement Friday of a lawsuit over oil and gas leasing on the Roan Plateau, an attorney for conservation groups says. However, another settlement meeting is likely, said Mike Freeman, an attorney for ...


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GJ’s season finally takes shape

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In many ways, the Grand Junction High School football team is starting to look like the outfit it thought it could be. After a season full of mixing and matching healthy personnel, the Tigers are about as healthy as they can be heading into ...


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Greek immigrant had sanctuary for monkeys, birds

By Kathy Jordan

Panos Giannakaras, also known as Pete Olson, was the founder and owner of the Olympic Game Farm. He was born Aug. 8, 1883, in Pyrgos, Greece, and came to Grand Junction in 1905 to work on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. By 1912 he had ...


Better laws needed to halt looting of ancient Indian artifacts

By Staff

Two hours after wearing a surveillance wire in a pot-hunting investigation, I placed a loaded .38 Colt revolver in my pickup. Just in case. I told my wife to lock the doors and windows, shut the blinds, and keep our small sons inside. The ...


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