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Prisons chief defends early releases

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A program in which 10 state prison inmates were released this month was accelerated by the state’s budget crisis, Colorado Department of Corrections head Ari Zavaras said Thursday. It also was the result of an extended effort to better ...

You must remember this: As time goes by, some memories are lost

By Henrietta Hay

“Memory ... is the diary that we all carry about with us,” wrote Oscar Wilde in, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Here in the Commons, one would think that we had all misplaced our diaries. The most common expression ...

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It’s win or go home: Fruita, Central, Palisade aim for four wins at state

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It’s been a long season since the first practice Aug. 17, and to complete the goal set at the beginning of the season will take only four more wins. Beginning today at the Aurora Sports Park, 16 teams in Class 5A, Class 4A, and Class ...

Damron builds on football knowledge every day

By Allen Gemaehlich

Seth Damron was involved in football before he could play. Now he’s planning a career in the game. The Mesa State College senior tight end was a ballboy for his hometown Bakersfield (Calif.) College, a junior college coached by his ...

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 ...

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