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Experience gives Hotchkiss confidence heading into 1A playoffs

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Since dropping to Class 1A in 2008, things have gone well for the Hotchkiss High School football team. The Bulldogs followed up last season’s 9-2 record, that ended with a loss in the quarterfinals of the playoffs, with a 9-0 regular ...


Giving it a tri: Chance to compete in triathlons with son sparked interest for Waldner

By Staff

De BEQUE — It all began as an effort to surprise his son. Now every time Stan Waldner looks back on his seven-year triathlon career, his memories produce nothing but smiles and pride. The 88-year-old Waldner, who with his wife, ...

This Week’s Local Bowling Results

By Staff

Local Highlights USBC-Y Youth Program Freeway Bowl Mustangs High scores—Mario Trujillo 98 (256), Kyle Bambino 92 (198), Zach Peterson 83 (216), Devin Bambino 64 (152), Breanna Webb 41 (101), Rachel Ortego 27 (75). High Team: Team #1 ...

Man indicted in two bank robberies in Grand Junction

By Paul Shockley

Federal authorities have accused a Las Vegas man of robbing two banks in Grand Junction over three months. Douglas Edward James, 25, was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury in Denver on two counts of bank robbery and one count of ...


Police Blotter, Nov. 7, 2009

By Staff

Work release escapee held Fruita police arrested Amber Kay Henschel, 20, and Damien Michael Richards, 19, on Thursday after Richards escaped from Mesa County work release. Officers arrested Henschel first. They said they saw her getting out ...

New Youth Theater Project plans free theater education, shows

By Melinda Mawdsley

Joy Potter thinks the best things in life can be free. A theater lover, Potter and her colleagues at Creative Avenues, 128 S. Fifth St., want to offer free youth theater programs beginning Jan. 5. Bill Robinson, former head of the Mesa State ...

Mesa can play spoiler, end season on high note

By Allen Gemaehlich

Today might be the final game of the season for the Mesa State College football team, but the Mavericks still have a lot to accomplish. Mesa State (5-5, 5-3 RMAC) could upend eighth-ranked Nebraska-Kearney (9-1, 8-0 RMAC) and its hopes of ...

Salazar: Health bill will aid middle class

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The insurance issued by the public-option health-insurance provider envisioned in the U.S. House bill that is due for a vote soon will look somewhat familiar to Grand Valley residents, said U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo. The public option ...

Guest who overstays welcome accused of stealing electronic goods from renter

By Amy Hamilton

A Denver man has been accused of stealing expensive electronic equipment from a Good Samaritan’s home and taking radios from Mesa State College. Phillip James Wright, 20, was arrested on suspicion of stealing about $9,000 in electronics ...

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Winning Wildcats: Fruita has offensive breakout in finale

By Staff

After six consecutive losses, it would have been easy for the Fruita Monument High School football team to mail in the result of Friday’s game. The Wildcats, paired against Westminster in a game between two teams that didn’t ...

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