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Hotchkiss psyched for playoff trip to Limon

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Not often is there a team that looks forward to a six-hour bus ride. Well, one group that’s champing at the bit to get on the bus and travel more than 350 miles is the Hotchkiss High School football team. The Bulldogs are in the ...

On Normandy beach, James Harris ignored orders, saved lives

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Nineteen-year-old James Harris went over the side of the landing ship approaching Omaha Beach the morning of June 6, 1944, and in defiance of orders, no less. For his effort, he was awarded a Silver Star, the U.S. military’s ...

Pipeline to send Piceance gas to west U.S.

By Dennis Webb

Williams’ Northwest Pipeline GP has completed a 26.4-mile pipeline project to help connect Piceance Basin natural gas with western U.S. markets. Tulsa-Okla.-based Williams said Tuesday that Northwest Pipeline has received authorization ...


Military was a way of life for veteran of World War II

By Emily Shockley

Benton Young Burton Jr. thought he was headed to war after the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. His mother had other thoughts. “She said, ‘You’re going to school tomorrow,’ and that was the end of it,” ...

‘I’m a realist,’ Penry says of ending his bid

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DENVER — Soon after the Republican victories last week in New Jersey and Virginia, two Grand Junction Republicans running for the governorship of Colorado were on stage at Colorado Christian University waging their own political ...

Briefs, Nov. 11, 2009

By Staff

Car-seat checks Friday by appointment The Mesa County Health Department will offer car-seat checks from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, by appointment only. People should call and leave a message on the 24-hour child passenger safety line at ...

Suspect in fatal beating avoided arrest before surrendering

By Paul Shockley

A Denver police official said 27-year-old homicide suspect Sahr Mbawa avoided arrest with false claims when he was contacted by a Denver officer days before his surrender. Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said a patrol officer on the ...

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Police: Suspect used stolen money

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County sheriff’s investigators were on the trail of robbery suspects after one of them used cash from a gas-station holdup to buy cigarettes and gum at another gas station, according to an arrest affidavit. Thomas McComb, 18, ...

Ritter appoints 3 new Mesa State trustees

By Emily Shockley

Dan Robinson and Jerome Gonzales, both of Grand Junction, and Cecil M. Hernandez of Aspen will become Mesa State College trustees in January. Gov. Bill Ritter on Monday announced their appointments to the board. The three will replace Glen ...

Penry bows out

By Staff

As seismic shifts go, Josh Penry’s surprise decision to withdraw from the Colorado gubernatorial race ranked high on the political Richter scale. Heck, the impact of the decision was felt as far away as Washington, D.C., where it was ...

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