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Concealed gun permits soar in Mesa County and state

By Paul Shockley

Karen hadn’t needed a handgun in 30 years. That was back when the Fruita bookkeeper, now 66, worked alongside prisoners, riding back and forth daily from various hospitals in California as a deputy of the Orange County Sheriff’s ...

Who authorized road signs in De Beque? No one seems to know

By Staff

No one is taking responsibility for ordering the placement of “end of county maintenance signs” around the town of De Beque. The signs, placed by Mesa County Road and Bridge Department, sprang up last month. In reaction to the ...

Briefs, Oct. 3, 2009

By Staff

Fall Fest fundraiser for Hospice today The Atrium will have its Fall Fest fundraiser for Hospice & Palliative Care of Western Colorado from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 3260 N. 12th St. The event includes a variety of booths, food, ...

Fulfilling dreams: Kiel Roling making impact in Rockies’ organization

By Allen Gemaehlich

Playing professional baseball has been a dream of Kiel Roling’s as long as he can remember. The 22-year-old former Central High School standout is living that dream and enjoying every minute of it. He recently completed his second ...

Police Blotter, Oct. 3, 2009

By Staff

Fraud warning about money orders A fairly common fraud scheme involving money orders is making the rounds, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. A woman in the 2400 block of I Road on Thursday reported receiving an $850 ...

Mavs falter in final moments to Mines

By Allen Gemaehlich

There was no rally this time. The Mesa State College football team had a chance with 1:19 left Saturday night down by six, but couldn’t score, falling 23-17 to Colorado School of Mines at Stocker Stadium. Mines (4-2, 4-0 RMAC) ended a ...

Aeroplane Restaurant attracted celebrity spotters

By Kathy Jordan

The old Walker Field Airport Terminal, built in 1949, had that 1940s classic feel to it. If you can remember when you wore dressy clothes to ride an airplane, you know what I am talking about. Men wore suits and ties. Women were in dresses or ...

Pumpkin patch business ready to boom

By Emily Shockley

Ward Studt and Kim and Brett Constable go to great lengths to open Studt’s Pumpkin Patch on 22 Road near J Road for one month a year. During October, the trio will sell thousands of pumpkins on seven acres of land, offer a corn maze ...

Opponents of Montrose County uranium mill misrepresent health risks

By Staff

There have been considerable debate, meetings and media coverage of Energy Fuels Resources’ proposal to open uranium mines in Western Colorado and build a mill in the Paradox Valley.  There has also been much disinformation about ...

Polanski and others spawn a bad ‘70s revival

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If you woke up at some point in recent weeks with the disconcerting sense that you had pulled an extreme triple reverse Rip van Winkle and found yourself back in the Seventies, well, you’ll find no comfort here. All of a sudden, Susan ...

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