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Seagren lifts Fruita Monument back to state with solid performance

By Staff

The Fruita Monument High School cross country team is headed back to state after taking third in the Class 5A Region 3 meet at the Adams County Fairgrounds on Thursday. Woody Seagren placed eighth overall for the boys with a time of 16 ...


Tip drill: Palisade volleyball team uses strong net play to reverse prior defeat to Steamboat Spring

By Staff

The Palisade High School volleyball team learned a thing or two in its three-game loss at Steamboat Springs three weeks ago. The Sailors have a couple of solid front-row blockers. To counter that, the Bulldogs went to a different maneuver on ...

Renaming city park not ‘RocketÂ’ science

By Staff

Melrose Park? Isn’t that a television show on some cable network? That’s about how familiar the name of one of Grand Junction’s older city parks is — was — to a great majority of residents of this community. But ...

Sports in Brief: Eight Mavs selected to academic team

By Staff

College Football Eight Mavs make academic team Eight Mesa State College football players were selected Thursday to the RMAC All-Academic team. Senior tight end Seth Damron and junior punter C.J. Smith made the first team. Damron has a 3.35 ...

Woman takes ride of her life, ditches suspect

By Amy Hamilton

Less than 24 hours after being kidnapped and threatened with her life, tears came to the eyes of Casey Martinez as she looked up at the court television screen Thursday and saw that the man she accused of attacking her was behind bars. No one ...

Taxpayers have stake in executive salaries

By Staff

Wall Street this week is all atwitter about the pending mandate from the Treasury Department: Top executives at the largest financial and auto firms that received government bailouts may see their salaries and compensation packages ...

Cartel crackdown snares 3 locals

By Paul Shockley

Several men have been arrested in Mesa County on drug-related charges in connection to what U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday called the largest single strike at a Mexican drug cartel operating in the United States. Authorities in ...

Tipton eyes 3rd District run against Salazar

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State Rep. Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican who lost a previous bid for Congress to Democrat John Salazar, is thinking about taking another run for the 3rd Congressional District. Tipton visited with Grand Junction Republicans on Thursday at ...

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Family man volunteers for 2nd tour in Iraq

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Army Cpl. Justin Smith will leave a wife and two young sons next month for a second tour of Iraq, a mission for which he volunteered. Smith, a 25-year-old Central High School graduate, will head for Ramadi, where he will be assigned to base ...

President hopes to make loans larger, open up credit

By Staff

President Barack Obama announced new efforts Wednesday to make operating easier for small businesses. Obama said he wants Congress to increase the cap on 7a and 504 loans from the Small Business Association from $2 million to $5 million ($5.5 ...

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