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Arson cause of Parachute fire

By Staff

Arson was the cause of a Parachute structure fire Saturday in which three tanker trucks also were burned and more than $300,000 in estimated damages was done. The Parachute Police Department said in a news release that the fire was reported ...

Producer wins Emmys for film on monument

By Melinda Mawdsley

Rocky Mountain PBS producer Greg Mikolai won two Emmys for his work on the documentary “The Colorado National Monument: Celebrating 100 Years of John Otto’s Dream.” He received the awards Saturday at the National Academy of ...

Health department seeks survey info on teens’ sexual activity

By Amy Hamilton

Do you think sex education should be taught in schools? Have you talked with your teenagers about sex and sexually transmitted diseases? These are a couple of questions in a survey posed to the community by the Mesa County Health Department. ...

Health briefs, July 26, 2011

By Staff

Heirlooms for Hospice seeks volunteers Volunteers are needed for the Heirlooms for Hospice resale store at 635 Main St. A variety of positions are open in the store, which uses proceeds to support Hospice & Palliative Care of Western ...

Death Notices, July 26, 2011

By Staff

Bonnie J. Barten, 83, Grand Junction, died July 23, 2011, at Community Hospital. Services are pending with Martin Mortuary. Survivors include her husband, Lee; two sons, Stephen and James, both of Grand Junction; a daughter, Barbara Dotson ...

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De Beque town manager has left post

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The town of De Beque is considering its next step after the departure of Town Manager Bruce Smith. Smith became De Beque’s first town manager in 2006 and left the job abruptly earlier this month. Shirley Nichols, the town clerk, began ...

Panel OKs bus fare hikes of 50 percent

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Grand Valley Transit riders will have to dig deeper into their pockets when they board the bus beginning this fall. The Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee voted 3–1 Monday to hike bus fares in a move operators say is needed ...

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Dawn of another Olathe Sweet harvest

By William Woody

OLATHE — In a field off Carnation Road, seven miles northwest of Olathe, a harvest crew began working at first light Saturday morning to fill the first truckload of super-sweet corn. The crop, grown on some 1,500 acres, is the largest ...

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Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls win state championship

By Patrick Bahr

The Orchard Mesa 9-10 girls softball team’s balanced attack has led to success. Monday at Monument Little League, Orchard Mesa defeated Shaw Heights 14-1 in four innings to win the 9-10 girls Little League state ...

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Ice rink to give Grand Valley hockey players practice spot

By Patrick Bahr

The Grand Valley Youth Hockey Association had to do something. After spending a year on the road without home ice because of the closure of Glacier Ice Arena, local hockey players will at least have a practice rink this winter. Ice Skating ...

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