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Veterans remembering comrades, family on Memorial Day

By Rachel Sauer

Remember the uniforms, and the people who wore them. Remember the steps marching, and the people calling time. Remember the vivid flash of flags waving, and the people raising them ever higher. Remember bad times and good, at attention and ...


Wind whips up Montrose County fire

By Melinda Mawdsley

A wind-whipped wildfire grew to more than 3,000 acres in Montrose County near the Utah line Saturday, and authorities ordered multiple evacuations and road closures in the area. The Sunrise Mine Fire ignited about 5 p.m. Friday in remote, ...

JUCO press box

Holy cow, new digs are great

By Melinda Mawdsley

Of course, Reford Theobold took the elevator. Are you joking? After more than 35 years of walking the steep cement stairs multiple times daily to get to and from the press box during the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series, he relished the ...

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Choose paths wisely, graduates told

By Rachel Sauer

COLLBRAN — Ever the English teacher, Marie McGowan reminded her students of their Shakespeare: “For in a minute there are many days.” Sitting where they were Saturday morning, waiting for their names to be called, probably ...

You Said It, May 27, 2012

By Staff

The John Otto mystery rock was long before the Nazis. Dave Edwards, perhaps you need to study your history on Native American Indian symbols. Don’t you know it would be hurtful to every Native American Indian to have the 1915 rock ...

Best of Bridge, May 27, 2012

By Staff

Here are results of recent bridge games: May 16: Rocky Otto and Dianne Jones; Sherry Phillips and Anita Knaysi; Helen Bledsoe and Mary Blackburn. May 17: Pat Kelley and Kathy Worden; Carolyn Wiley and Marilyn McLaughlin; Audrey Swan and ...


Without her mother, Delta teenager counts graduation as latest feat

By Melinda Mawdsley

DELTA — Sheila Damazo had to grow up fast. Sitting among about 140 other Delta High School graduates Saturday, she could be confident that she possessed the traits of self-worth and perseverance emphasized throughout the ceremony. The ...


Area author writes of threat to U.S.

By Charles Ashby

What are the chances that China, Russia and Iran will form an alliance with the intent to bring down the United States and its NATO allies? No need to answer because Roaring Fork Valley resident and retired police officer Mark Langford ...

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Grand Valley commencement full of lighthearted moments

By Dennis Webb

PARACHUTE — Kristen Schubert was caught a bit off guard by the guy who joined her as she received her Grand Valley High School diploma Saturday. But Justin Bieber wasn’t a complete stranger to her. “I took him to prom, ...


Vacationers hitting the road again

By Amy Hamilton

Finally, the return of warmer air and longer nights. Flip flops and shorts are the uniform again and nothing tastes as refreshing as a frosty lemonade. While it’s not officially summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a siren song ...

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