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Peakbagging’s not for everyone, but to summit’s a big deal

By Dave Haynes

There’s no good reason to climb a mountain, but there’s no good reason not to, either. Once you let go of the need to have a reason for everything, trudging to the top of a tall peak seems like a good idea. If you’re going ...

Mesa State launches bike-share program

By Emily Shockley

Mesa State College has introduced two environmentally friendly programs this fall: one that saves paper and one that helps students get around by bike. The MAVbikes program offers silver Fuji cruiser bikes to any student willing to pay a $150 ...

Landowners in hunting areas told to hold phone

By Staff

Later this month, the rifles in the river bottom will begin to sing. And that’s OK, according to the Mesa County Commission. Last week, the commission directed staff to add a notification ordinance to the land development code that ...

Circuit City building could be just the ticket for new cop shop

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Grand Junction’s Keystone Council is having a heck of a time trying to figure out what to do with its police station. So far, the city’s record on getting decent digs for the cops and additional room for the fire department has ...

Wineries hope Winefest success can make up for slower summer

By Emily Shockley

Local wineries are hoping to sell big at the 18th Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest. While some Western Slope wineries noticed tourists trickling into their tasting rooms in smaller numbers this summer, ticket sales for Winefest indicate the ...

Grand Junction Rotary Club marks 90 years

By Paul Shockley

Weeks after they formed in 1919, Grand Junction Rotary Club members were making front page news. And they didn’t do anything. “Owing to the fact that so many members will be very busy with matters in connection with the fair this ...

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Trail association honored for work

By Allen Gemaehlich

Outside his family and his job, Bill Harris has dedicated his life to mountain biking. The 61-year-old Montrose registered nurse was one of a few people who started the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association (COPMOBA). Since the ...

Sherman a wise choice to oversee U.S. forests

By The Daily Sentinel

There are folks in this community who will no doubt be pleased to see Harris Sherman leave his post as head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, even if he may be assuming a new job that could be just as critical for ...

Aspen bears relocated

By Dave Buchanan

Aspen isn’t alone in its spate of bear problems. Crested Butte Town Marshal Tom Martin said the bear problem “has never been worse than it is this summer.” There, bears have made dens in abandoned sheds and learned to open ...

DOW officials say humans, not bruins, problem in Aspen

By Dave Buchanan

ASPEN – Big things are bruin in Aspen. A town sporting bear icons and totems ranging from mailbox ornaments to larger-than-life-size statues on restaurants has found itself neck-deep in real bears, and wildlife officers are saying the ...

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