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Leap year: Surprise finish in long jump spurs Palisade’s Shafer

By Patrick Bahr

Palisade High School’s Olevia Shafer was an afterthought in the long jump during the 2010 Class 4A state track meet. Shafer had the 20th best qualifying jump, and was only competing because two other qualifiers dropped out before the ...

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‘Uranium King’ Charlie Steen started out in Cisco tar-paper shack

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Second in a two-part series on the history of Cisco, Utah. Growing up in Cisco, Utah, was good. So says George Seely, now a Grand Junction resident, who moved to Cisco with his parents as a young child in 1944. His father was the signal ...

WICK Francis

Montrose Daily Press brings in new publisher

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The Montrose Daily Press hired Francis Wick to become its new publisher. Wick, son of Wick Communications co-owner Robert Wick, will become publisher July 1. Wick Communications has owned the Daily Press since 1997. Former Daily Press ...

Local briefs, March 25, 2011

By Staff

Society hosts fashion show for pets A spring fashion show and adoption event to benefit the homeless pets of Roice-Hurst Humane Society will be at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday, in Clock Court, at Mesa Mall. Students from G.O.A.L. Academy will ...

Death Notices, March 25, 2011

By Staff

Cecil Franklin Goldsworthy, 80, Montrose, died March 22, 2011, at Hospice Care Center. Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Goldsworthy was a miner and received the Purple Heart during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, ...

Sex offender sentenced to 15 years for downloading child pornography

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction resident was sentenced earlier this month to serve 15 years in federal prison for downloading child pornography on a home computer. David W. Tunget, 47, also was ordered to serve 20 years supervised release after his ...

Blotter, March 25, 2011

By Staff

$200,000 bond ordered A Clifton man was arrested Wednesday on allegations he repeatedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl in 2006. Andrew Lewis Brown, 33, 545 Bumblebee Lane, was jailed on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault. He was ...

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Computer woes halt some revenue functions

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Department of Revenue’s computer system that handles vehicle registrations and titles will remain down until Monday, the department said Thursday. The Colorado State Titling and Registration System, which went down over the ...

Prep soccer score, March 24, 2011

By Staff

Basalt 9, Grand Valley 0 Thursday at Grand Valley Halftime score: 3-0  ...

Prep tennis result, March 24, 2011

By Staff

Grand Junction 6, Dakota Ridge 1 Thursday at Grand Junction Singles No. 1 — Elise Eppard, DR, def. Maddie Hayduk, GJ, 4-6, 7-6, 10-5; No. 2 — Alex Proietti, GJ, def. Rebecca Meyer, DR, 6-4, 6-3; No. 3 — Anna McGinnis, GJ, ...

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