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E-mail letters, June 14 2011

By Staff

Police should be stricter on expired license plates Over the past year, I have noticed dozens of vehicles who’s license plates have expired up to a year ago. Last week, on my way to town, there was a State Patrol car with two officers ...


Jamie Hamilton is this year’s outstanding GJ Lion

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Jamie Hamilton was prepared, with notes in hand, to speak to the Grand Junction Lions Club about the new Colorado Mesa University athletic program at their annual luncheon Tuesday afternoon. Instead, he was surprised with a standing ovation ...


Tipton’s anti-roadless, anti-wilderness stance will hurt state’s economy

By Bill Grant

While conservation activists in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District join in a statewide effort to revise the proposed Colorado Roadless Rule to preserve important roadless areas, Scott Tipton ignores the value of these lands to the ...


Printed letters, June 15, 2011

By Staff

Grand Junction needs new traffic-light programmers. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve waited up to five minutes, sometimes longer, at a crosswalk or traffic light, even when there’s no oncoming traffic. It is completely ...


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White River National Forest is Colorado’s largest forest, and offers a lot

By Dave Buchanan

A number of years ago, a city-weary traveler was pulling off the road near the top of Vail Pass just as another road warrior was climbing back into his car. A voice emanated from the car pulling off the road. “What did you see?” ...


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Escape the heat by retreating to Grand Mesa

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Expect temperatures to be 10 or so degrees cooler as you ascend the world’s largest flattop mountain. As such, Grand Mesa is a great getaway from the summertime heat on the Grand Valley floor and, as the home of the Grand ...


Colorado Roadless Rule makes sense for state

By Staff

The status of 4.2 million acres of inventoried roadless areas in national forests in Colorado has been uncertain for more than a decade, thanks to court cases and political battles. But before long, those backcountry tracts could have ...


So long, Mr. Weiner

By Staff

We admit the headline above sounds like a dirty joke. But, given Congressman Anthony Weiner’s last name and the sex messages he has admitted sending, it’s all but impossible to refer to him without producing smirks. Even some ...


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Aspen, Snowmass offer much more than skiing and snowboarding

By Dennis Webb

Think of Aspen and Snowmass Village, and you probably think about skiing and snowboarding or, in the summer, getaways into lush green mountains. Thanks to a world-class fossil find last fall, however, people are thinking a little differently ...


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Telluride, Ouray, Ridgway provide great summer recreational trips

By William Woody

Located beneath the towering peaks of the San Juan Mountains, the communities of Telluride, Ouray and Ridgway offer some of the best summer activities in Colorado. TELLURIDE Nicknamed the “festival capital of the southwest,” ...


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