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The 24-hour news cycle and the demise of civil discourse

By Denny Herzog

One wouldn’t think that writing about a recent vacation would lead to brutish e-mails. Yet that is exactly what happened when I wrote last week about a recent trip to New York. Mind you, this is not a complaint about the response to that ...

Familiar face qualifies for JUCO World Series

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State College of Florida, formerly Manatee (Fla.) Community College, won the Gulf District title to qualify for the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series. The Manatees (37-13) bounced back from a loss to Miami-Dade Community College to ...

Study: Longer Aspen runway would boost visits

By The AP

ASPEN — A study for Pitkin County says adding 1,000 feet onto the Aspen airport runway would bring about 11,000 extra visitors and at least $29 million to the area annually. The airport’s high-elevation runway isn’t long ...

051010 Geocache Mojo

Museum coordinates summer geocache tours

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Urban geocachers are discovering a new way to explore downtown Grand Junction by following a series of longitude and latitude coordinates provided by the Museum of the West and their learning about the city’s vast history to boot. ...

Senate committee approves doing away with CSAPs

By The AP

DENVER — The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation to do away with comprehensive student tests and replace them with student assessments. The legislation would end CSAP testing in the ninth, tenth and 11th grades and ...

Motorcyclist in Sunday’s fatal crash from Glenwood, 23

By Amy Hamilton

A motorcyclist who was killed Sunday after crashing his bike northeast of Paonia has been identified as 23-year-old Dillon Ray Jett of Glenwood Springs. Jett was riding his bike in front of another cyclist just before 2 p.m. on Sunday when ...

Sustainabaility: Container gardening

By Adele Israel

It is hard for me to believe I have been to three local nurseries in the past couple of days, and I went willingly. In the past, when I have tagged along with my talented plant-growing friends, trips to garden shops were feats of patience and ...

Homegrown: Rocky Mountain firs

By Dennis Hill

We have a Rocky Mountain fir in our backyard. It’s about 16 years old and 15–20 feet high. The needles are turning rusty and falling off, especially on the south side of the tree. I wonder if it is diseased or stressed from the ...

Area births and marriages, through May 7

By Staff

— Births Delta County Memorial Hospital: Bran Long and Billie Finn, Cedaredge, a daughter, April 30. Jose Luis Mojarro and Noenli Camacho, Hotchkiss a daughter, May 1. Mario Alex Carrillo and Sheana Kaiser, Delta, a son, May ...

Abundance of cow elk: Populations on mesa spark license changes

By Dave Buchanan

Elk hunters on Grand Mesa, particularly cow-elk hunters, should have plenty of opportunity this year. Elk populations on the mesa are estimated to be around 18,000 animals, according to the Colorado Division of Wildlife, and a recent increase ...

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