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Area births and marriages, through Sept. 30

By Staff

— Births St. Mary’s Hospital: Sean and Jessica Mulvey, Grand Junction, a son, Sept. 9. Zackery and Sabrina Moore, Grand Junction, twin sons, Sept. 19. S. Lee Tennant and Heather J. Gilsrud, Clifton, a daughter, Sept. 20. C.J. ...


Grand Junction parolee suspected in armed theft

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man who was twice this year released on parole from state prison was arrested late Sunday for allegedly robbing cash and cigarettes from a North Avenue business. Kristen L. Sheeks, 23, was arrested around 10 p.m. Sunday after ...


Health Briefs, Oct. 13, 2009

By Staff

Family Health Fiesta offers screenings Make plans to attend a free health fair if you or your family lack health insurance or are underinsured. The sixth annual Family Health Fiesta is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Park Barn on ...


Former Mesa, JUCO pitcher Lersch dies at 65

By Staff

Mack Gendreau had enough baseball talent to be signed by the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964. As Gendreau recalls, a former Mesa College teammate of his, Barry Lersch, had even more talent. Lersch, 65, who died Oct. 4 in Aurora after a heart ...


Western Slope leaders bracing for money tussle with Front Range

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Western Slope politicians and organizations are hoping that battles over the state budget don’t boil down to a rural-urban divide. If that happens, rural communities have more to lose, said state Sen. Al White, R-Hayden, a member of the ...


Stine’s Lines: Play-dough joy and cookie cutter bliss

By Staff

The most awesome thing about having a grandkid is that you get to do all the fun stuff over again. I was sad when my kids outgrew Disney movies, especially since they’re male and I don’t enjoy watching aliens, deranged criminals or ...


Lack of funds dooms full-day kindergarten plan

By Emily Shockley

Kindergarten has become yet another victim of the recession. In 2008, legislators planned to boost the number of schools offering full-day kindergarten by asking the state board of education to implement full-day kindergarten statewide and ...


Houpt will seek re-election in Garfield County

By Dennis Webb

An advocate for regulatory reform of the energy industry plans to seek re-election next year as Garfield County commissioner, partly with the goal of remaining eligible to continue serving on the state panel that oversees the oil and gas ...


Radio telegraphy was the original wireless

By Staff

Did you know that Marconi sent the first transatlantic message by radio in 1901, but Tesla is credited as the inventor of the idea? This little-known dispute was resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1944 based, in part, on Tesla’s ...


Police Blotter, Oct. 11, 2009

By Staff

Alleged heroin found A traffic stop by police outside Moab, Utah, on Thursday led to two arrests and the seizure of 4 pounds of heroin. Ramon Romero-Palma, 33, and Abelardo Lores, 69, both of Albuquerque, N.M., were jailed on suspicion of ...


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