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Green River Friendship Cruise a 50-plus year tradition

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Mark Peterson was only a kid when he went on his first Friendship Cruise with his father, Pete, in 1957. They traveled in a boat built by his grandfather, Arnold Feller, and Mark fell in love with the beauty and history of what was then a ...

Huntsman: Obama shouldn’t have intervened in Libya

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, weighing a run for the Republican presidential nomination, says U.S. military forces are spread too thin around the world and he thinks President Barack Obama erred in intervening in ...

Local church will not offer Ward Churchill a venue to speak

By Staff

After an announcement earlier this week that fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill was being invited to town to speak over the Memorial Day weekend, the church where he was set to speak has retracted their ...

Wounded Utah park ranger honors medical rescuers

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Emergency rescue workers who rushed to the aid of a wounded Utah park ranger have been honored for saving his life. Brody Young was shot nine times at the Poison Spider Mesa trailhead parking lot southwest of Moab in ...

Students go back to school after hay prank

By The AP

DURANGO — Students at Durango High School are going back to class today after cleanup crews removed 30 bales of hay that were spread by student pranksters. The Durango Herald says air-quality tests taken Thursday showed mold spore ...

Senators want to speed up shale development

By Dennis Webb

More Republican lawmakers from the West’s oil shale country are pushing legislation to fast-track the resource’s development, in contrast to the Obama administration’s efforts to take things slower. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso ...

Panel to explore possible upgrade of monument to park

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Sixteen people from the Grand Valley will serve on a committee to explore upgrading Colorado National Monument to a national park. The group, which includes the mayors of the three Grand Valley municipalities, a Mesa County commissioner and ...

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Gateway graduates a power trio

By Daniel Humphries

It’s not every year that a school’s graduating class triples from the previous year. Then again, it’s not every year the graduating class has been together in the same building since kindergarten. Such was the case Thursday ...

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Man who snatched up Mesa sites adds content

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Justin Kolenc wasted little time turning into a social-networking site. On Thursday, one student at Mesa State signed up at, which Kolenc dubbed “The Unauthorized Social ...

Obama’s idea won’t encourage peace, Grand Junction man thinks

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President Obama’s call for Israel to fall back to the borders before 1967 is unlikely to encourage peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a Grand Junction man with deep ties to the Jewish state said. “My gut reaction ...

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