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President hopes to make loans larger, open up credit

By Staff

President Barack Obama announced new efforts Wednesday to make operating easier for small businesses. Obama said he wants Congress to increase the cap on 7a and 504 loans from the Small Business Association from $2 million to $5 million ($5.5 ...

Mesa County sheriff: Ring of young burglars arrested

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An 18-year-old Mack man and three juveniles could be hit with nearly 100 felony charges after authorities broke up a large burglary ring which they allege netted the suspects nearly $20,000 in stolen firearms, ammunition, cash and other ...

Bill would designate 61K acres of wilderness in San Juan Mountains

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., on Thursday introduced a bill that would provide wilderness and other protections to 61,682 acres in the San Juan Mountains region. The measure would include additions to the Mount Sneffels and Lizard Head ...

Tomato challenge final tally

By Dixie Burmeister

Halloween is perfect time to reveal the final results of the Fred/Dixie Tomato Throw Down. It’s shocking, horrifying and unbelievable! It has left me in a maze I can’t get out of. My husband Fred’s evil boisterous smile is ...

Pawn to King 4: Game planning much like a chess match

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Football coaches and players are always attempting to outsmart each other move for move, much like a game of chess. To prevent successful moves on the field, teams spend the week before the game diagraming and planning how to defeat the ...

Tiny dinosaur found 33 years ago

By Staff

Thirty-three years ago, George Callison and a team of paleontologists from California State University Long Beach were “crawling” around the Fruita Paleontology Area and made a remarkably small discovery: They unearthed the remains ...


Robinson runs wild in junior football title game

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Broderick Robinson is like a young Adrian Peterson. Wednesday night at Stocker Stadium, the eighth-grade running back for the Redlands Chargers lightweight team mimicked the Minnesota Vikings running back, using his size and speed to rush for ...

It’s official: Beloved park now Rocket Park

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The sign has always read “Melrose Park,” but for the people who live near 26th Street and Orchard Avenue and have flocked to the little park for decades, that designation might as well have been written in a foreign language. For ...


Former teacher’s attorney seeks new trial

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction High School administrator recently convicted of attempted Internet luring of child and attempted enticement of a child is seeking a new trial. In a motion filed last week, attorney Colleen Scissors said her client, ...

No reason to rush on oil shale leasing

By Staff

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar’s new plan for another round of federal research and development leases for oil shale includes this astonishing idea: The new leases will be aimed at helping federal officials answer questions about the ...

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