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Atheist to give first invocation at council meeting

By Amy Hamilton

For the first time in Grand Junction’s history, an atheist will deliver the invocation at Wednesday night’s City Council meeting. The event is a landmark for the local atheists’ group, Western Colorado Atheists & ...

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Down economy forced Gov. Ritter to abandon some programs while he also came under fire

By Charles Ashby

Frustrating. That was the single word outgoing Gov. Bill Ritter used to describe his four years in office. Frustrating that the worst recession in decades hit the state and nation on his watch. Frustrating that it caused Colorado to have to ...

Death Notices, Jan. 2, 2011

By Staff

Robert J. Wolfe, 73, Cedaredge, died Dec. 30, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Services will be at a later date. Survivors include his companion, Mary Jane Keith; two sons, Scott of Cedaredge and Robert Jr. of Antioch, Calif.; one ...

Best of Bridge, Jan. 1, 2011

By Staff

Here are the results of recent bridge games: Dec. 15: Helen Bledsoe and Mary Blackburn; Betty Johnson and Ann McFarland; Verna Raso and Thelma Pease. Dec. 16: tie for first place — Pat Kelley and Kathy Worden, Carolyn Wiley and Marilyn ...

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Singular focus: Basketball the only thing on the minds of Mesa hoops teams

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Winter break ends Jan. 17 at Mesa State College. Until then, though, it’s not quite business as usual for the Mesa State College basketball teams. With no classes and no homework, all the Mavericks have to worry about is ...

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A respite: Mesa hoops teams use NCAA-mandated week off to get healthy, relax

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It’s called “Life in the Balance,” a presidents’ initiative that was adopted for NCAA Division II athletics in January 2010. It charged colleges and universities with making sure student-athletes were getting more ...

Flash flood tops wildlife news in a newsy 2010

By Dave Buchanan

It’s no surprise there was a lot of wildlife-related news in 2010. From the flash flood sweeping down the Gunnison River to the recession-induced closing of a favorite fly shop in Montrose, rarely a week went by that something ...

Miller’s upset is best match for Mesa at Grand Canyon Duals

By Staff

Shane Miller upended the No. 8-ranked wrestler in the nation Saturday when the Mesa State College senior pinned Lucas Munkelwitz of St. Cloud State in the Grand Canyon Duals in Phoenix, Ariz. Miller, wrestling at 197 pounds, was the only ...

Jussel: Rebuilding team must be Broncos’ new focus

By Staff

The Denver Bronco season ends today. Good riddance. It’s either 4-12 or 5-11, depending on what happens against the San Diego Chargers. After last week’s slipup, a 24-23 win over the Houston Texans that effectively took the ...

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On Mom’s orders, Bridgette, Austin and the Haggerty dogs take a hike

By Guest Columnist

Editor’s Note: Bridgette Haggerty is pinch-hiking this week for her father, Bill. So Tuesday, Dad was stuck in ski traffic on the dark side of the Continental Divide. He took Grandma home to Denver while Mom, brother Austin and I soaked ...

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