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150-million-year oldie but a goodie

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The skin of giant plant-eaters who trod the earth 150 million years ago was bumpy, with little hexagon-shaped knobs of skin protruding slightly from the surface. One of those lumbering creatures, most likely an apatosaurus, left the imprint ...

‘Refuseniks’ honor former Grand Junction legislator

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In the early 1980s, Colorado legislators sent a flurry of letters to Soviet leaders and three people who were captured trying to escape the country. The two legislators who orchestrated that effort — Sen. Tillie Bishop, a Grand Junction ...

Mavericks win title on blustery day

By Allen Gemaehlich

The conditions were far from perfect, but the Mesa State College women’s golf team prevailed. The Mavericks shaved one stroke off their first-round score despite windy conditions Tuesday and held on to win the Quality Inn Mesa State ...

Property, marijuana stolen from downtown pot dispensary

By Paul Shockley

An unspecified amount of property and marijuana were missing after a reported burglary at a downtown Grand Junction medical marijuana dispensary. The owners of Green Natural Solutions, 753 Rood Ave., reported a break-in after arriving at the ...

Veteran angler reveals secrets to fall fishing in the Roaring Fork Valley

By Dave Buchanan

October offers more choices than brilliant leaves, brisk mornings and big-game hunting. The change of seasons affects fish and fishermen, making the former more aggressive (particularly the fall-spawning brown and brook trout), which in turn ...

Parole violation

By Staff

Kristen L. Sheeks violated his parole — for a second time this year — based on police reports of his latest alleged escapade. The greater parole violation was committed by the Colorado Parole Board, which found a way to release ...

Sex-assault suspect arrested again

By Paul Shockley

A former Marine Corps sergeant was arrested Tuesday on sex assault allegations moments after he pleaded not guilty to identical charges involving the same alleged victim. Jonathan Douglas Roy, 24, of Lochbuie, was arrested by Mesa County ...

Death Notices, Oct. 14, 2009

By Staff

Ellen Jordan, 86, Rogers Mesa, died Oct. 13, 2009, at Paonia Care Center. Services are pending with Taylor Funeral Service. Survivors include her two sons, Robert of Rogers Mesa and David of Rangely, one sister, Irene Jordan; five ...

Four hundred sign petition for health study on drilling

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — More than 400 people have signed a petition calling for an independent health study before oil and gas drilling in the Battlement Mesa community is approved. Garfield County commissioners on Monday agreed to look into ...

Residents leery of Hillcrest burglar

By Staff

Police are warning residents to be on the lookout for the Hillcrest burglar. Over the course of the past three months, several homes in the Hillcrest neighborhood, southeast of Patterson Road and First Street, have been targeted by a thief. ...

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