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Fire destroys 3 Montrose stores; $4M in damage

By Melinda Mawdsley

Three Montrose businesses were destroyed late Saturday by a fire that caused an estimated $4 million in damage. The Montrose Fire Department was dispatched to 1521 Ogden Ave. at 10:45 p.m. Saturday on a report of a large structure fire. ...

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Punt, Pass, Kick competition draws youthful Broncos fans

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On the first Sunday of the NFL regular season, a small piece of the NFL found itself in Grand Junction’s Stocker Stadium. After the Denver Broncos’ miraculous win 12-7 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, area athletes were ...


Palisade market extended to fall

By Melinda Mawdsley

Downtown Palisade looks like a painting to at least one local orchard owner. “I say it’s more Norman Rockwell,” said Carol Zadrozny of Z’s Orchard and Produce outside Palisade. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every summer ...

Briefs: Local sports Sept. 14, 2009

By Staff

Local Gymnastics • Mitchell wins title in Montrose KidzPlex Gymnastics won the Level 4 and 5 team titles this weekend at the Black Canyon Gymnastics Invitational in Montrose.  The season opener included four teams and nearly ...

Silt home saved from lightning fire

By Melinda Mawdsley

The quick actions of emergency personnel may have saved a Silt home from burning Sunday afternoon. Nearly 40 people helped put out a small fire started by a lightning strike Sunday, including pilots in two helicopters, who dropped buckets of ...

Motorcycle crash on Glade Park kills Junction man

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 58-year-old Grand Junction man was killed Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a barbed wire fence on DS Road on Glade Park. The man, whose name was not released, was taken in serious condition to St. Mary’s ...

Briefs: Biz briefs Sept. 13, 2009

By Staff

• Trendz Boutique has opened at 455 Main St. The store sells handbags, exotic dancing and nightclub clothing, shoes, wallets, business card holders and body lace “for the bedroom,” said Trendz Boutique owner Jes Dodson. ...

Quiet philanthropist reached many people through Best of the West Music Festival

By Guest Columnist

Stephen Boelter touched many people’s lives in largely unseen ways. There are many generous and philanthropic people in this community. Many of them are widely known, while the contributions of others rarely provoke public ...

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Peakbagging’s not for everyone, but to summit’s a big deal

By Dave Haynes

There’s no good reason to climb a mountain, but there’s no good reason not to, either. Once you let go of the need to have a reason for everything, trudging to the top of a tall peak seems like a good idea. If you’re going ...

Mesa State launches bike-share program

By Emily Shockley

Mesa State College has introduced two environmentally friendly programs this fall: one that saves paper and one that helps students get around by bike. The MAVbikes program offers silver Fuji cruiser bikes to any student willing to pay a $150 ...

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