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Flies left behind offer lesson on how to fish small streams

By Dave Buchanan

GUNNISON — “I smell smoke,” said my companion, skirting a narrow ledge, climbing hand-over-hand toward the small cave still 200 feet above us. “Do you see a fire?” Curiosity, I guess, compelling us to leave the ...

little practice makes for a perfect hunt

By Dave Buchanan

Practice makes perfect, and when it comes to hunting, perfect means some meat in the freezer. Dust the cobwebs off Ol’ Betsy and treat her to an hour on the sight-in range before you go hunting. Making sure you can hit what ...

Lower flows on Gunnison River benefit recreational users as well as fisheries studies

By Dave Buchanan

With the power plant at Crystal Dam operating at full capacity (approximately 2,100 cubic feet per second)  all summer, Blue Mesa Reservoir has dropped to 86 percent full, allowing the Bureau of Reclamation to conserve reservoir space and ...

Briefs: Local sports Sept. 02, 2009

By Staff

High School Tennis • Wildcats take 6-1 win over Central Fruita Monument controlled Tuesday’s match against Central, winning 6-1. The Wildcats won all of their matches in two sets except for No. 1 doubles, where Central’s ...


Palma eyes memorable senior year

By Staff

After paying their dues as young players for as many as three seasons, the seniors on this year’s Central High School boys soccer team believe it’s their turn. Over the previous three seasons, the Warriors were a combined 11-30-3 ...


Stockert steps aside as Fruita’s head wrestling coach

By Staff

Jim Stockert swears he isn’t leaving the sport of wrestling. “I’m not going away,” he vowed Tuesday after his announcement that he was retiring as head wrestling coach at Fruita Monument High School. In an era when ...

Death Notices: Sept. 2, 2009

By Staff

• John W. Ferns, 73, Grand Junction, died Aug. 29, 2009, at his home. Private services will take place at a later date. Mr. Ferns was a television executive. Survivors include one son, John W. Jr. of Springfield, Mo.; one daughter, ...

Man jailed hours before he was killed on highway

By Paul Shockley

An intoxicated man struck and killed by a vehicle late Sunday on U.S. Highway 50 had been arrested by Grand Junction police earlier that same day. Eric Pero, 37, 3321 33 5/8 Road, was booked at the Mesa County Jail around 10:30 a.m. Sunday on ...

GOP leader, McInnis at odds over straw poll

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The head of the Colorado Republican Party and one of his candidates for governor have opposite interpretations of how a straw poll among Republican activists later this month will be counted. Former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis said he won’t ...

Briefs: Local news Sept. 02, 2009

By Staff

Next Call-a-Lawyer Night on Sept. 17 • The Mesa County Bar Association will have its next Call-a-Lawyer Night on Sept. 17. If you have a legal question, call 256-4001 between 7 and 9 p.m. and discuss your question with an ...

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