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Tonic water: Miracle cure for the scourge of malaria

By Gary McCallister

The story of Dona Francisca Henriquez de Ribera, the Countess of Chinchon, might even be true. Because it is said to have happened in 1638, it is a little hard to verify. But the story goes that the countess became ill while living with her ...

For The Record, May 21, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Cory and Stacie Schreiner, Grand Junction, a daughter, April 28. Justin Griffin and Kira Stringfield, Rifle, a daughter, May 1. April and Cody Wedel, Palisade, a daughter, May 1. Joe and Dara Buckendahl, ...

Briefs, May 22, 2011

By Staff

Rockestra singers selected Five singers were selected Thursday night to front the new Grand Junction Rockestra, a rock ‘n’ roll orchestra that is part of the Grand Junction Symphony. Selected in the final auditions from a field ...

Blotter, May 22, 2011

By Staff

Scourge of shoplifting Wal-Mart, Kmart and Mesa Mall all had something in common Thursday. Each was hit with shoplifters. Andrew Allred, 20, was cited on suspicion of consuming food at Mesa Mall, 2424 Highway 6&50, without paying for ...

You Said It, May 22, 2011

By Staff

I can’t believe anyone would want Ward Churchill to speak at a meeting. His topic of conversation should be: “Plagiarism — How I Screwed up my Life by Cheating.” Why would anyone provide a pulpit for a disciple of evil ...

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Rapture update: We’re still here

By Charles Ashby

One by one, they disappeared. Not the chosen ones who thought they would be taken by Jesus Christ as part of Saturday’s predicted rapture, which, of course, failed to materialize. No, the atheists who showed up at Eagle Rim Park along ...

Stretch of highway renamed to honor Oglesby, soldier killed in Iraq

By Staff

Anyone who drives the 10-mile stretch of Interstate 70 on this side of the Utah border will be reminded of a real war hero: the late Grand Junction resident Wade J. Oglesby. The Army corporal was killed in the line of duty while serving in ...

Monument park status not a topic at celebration

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Colorado National Monument was hailed as worthy as a site of worship, but officials steered clear Saturday of the pricklier issue of whether it’s worthy to be a national park. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, ...

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De Beque’s all-female 2011 class overcomes challenges, setbacks

By Dennis Webb

DE BEQUE — When De Beque High School’s Class of 2011 strolled out of their graduation ceremony Saturday to the music of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” it summed up the feelings of their senior ...

052211 OUT Sunday ferret

Return of the black-footed ferret a collective effort

By Dave Buchanan

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the rediscovery of the black-footed ferret, a mammal once thought extinct until one was found near Meteetse, Wyo. Initially, the plan was to monitor the small nocturnal ferrets, but when canine ...

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