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Mesa women’s cross country team falls short in regional

By Staff

The Mesa State College women’s cross country team came close, but it wasn’t enough. The Mavericks, ranked 15th in the nation, finished within six points of qualifying for the NCAA Division II national championships for the first ...


Hundreds honor veterans in downtown parade

By Paul Shockley

Harrison Seconine dusted off his dress blues and headed downtown Saturday. The 81-year-old Grand Junction resident and U.S. Coast Guard veteran found himself, because of a family illness, on the sidelines of a parade that he usually is a part ...

Warriors fall short of making 5A tourney in volleyball

By Staff

The Central High School volleyball team’s quest for a berth in this weekend’s Class 5A state tournament came up one victory short. The Warriors went 1-2 in their round-robin games Saturday in the Region A tournament at Ponderosa ...

Mancos headed to state playoffs in volleyball

By Staff

For the Mancos High School volleyball team, a trip to the state playoffs came down to one kill. The Bluejays were winning by only two points Saturday in the fifth game of their final match of the Class 2A District C tournament. Luckily, the ...

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Staple species: Prairie dogs important to West wildlife chain

By Dave Buchanan

Prairie dogs will pop up as a topic of interest Monday at a daylong seminar in Delta, sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The seminar, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, will focus on the state’s ...

Car sales a windy road

By Staff

It might be a good time to consider trading in that late-model used car or truck and pick up a new one, according to two national automobile associations. The auto experts base their assumption on a variety of factors: The Cash for Clunkers ...


Preparing for the slopes: Local skiers tune up equipment, await first big snowfall

By Allen Gemaehlich

Nick Stubler broke his back during a summer ski camp. Recently cleared by his doctor to ski again, the Grand Junction 15-year-old can’t wait for the snow to fly. “It’s all I can think about,” he said. “When I ...

District 51 still working to meet student progress goals

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 met 86.2 percent of its Adequate Yearly Progress targets for the 2008-2009 school year, although that was still short of what is required in Colorado. The results mean the district is in its fourth year of corrective action ...


Drawing a crowd: Harbert Lumber 5K continues growth in popularity

By Staff

Natalie Anderson-Coats had a goal in mind Saturday. “I was shooting for a (specific) time,” the 14-year-old Hotchkiss runner said. “I’ve been trying to break 20 (minutes in a 5-kilometer race).” Alas, her goal ...

Suspect in fatal beating outside bar arrested in Denver

By Paul Shockley

A man wanted in connection with a fatal beating in downtown Grand Junction was arrested Friday afternoon in Denver. Sahr Benjamin Mbawa, 27, surrendered to Denver police around 4:30 p.m., without incident, according to Grand Junction ...

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