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No, I don’t want to help you move

By Steve Beauregard

When someone asks me to help them move, my answer is always the same: “You’re not coming in very clear on my cell phone. I’m driving through a tunnel right now.” But that trick doesn’t always work, especially when ...

Coroner: Montrose County Jail inmate died of drug overdose

By Paul Shockley

A Montrose County work-release inmate died of a drug overdose in August while in the custody of authorities there. Andrew Gibson, 50, who was found dead in a low-security section of the Montrose County Jail, had excessive levels of ...

Ignoring your screaming baby, and other helpful parenting tips

By Steve Beauregard

Today we give all you soon-to-be dads out there important tips on how to become a helpful, responsible father. We’ll start with how to avoid diaper duty. This one’s fairly simple: Abandon your sense of smell. It shouldn’t ...

Groups ask BLM to suspend streamlined drilling reviews

By Dennis Webb

Fifteen conservation groups are asking the Bureau of Land Management to suspend use of a streamlined approach to regulating oil and gas drilling, pending an internal review of the practice. The groups’ request comes after the Government ...


Little hoopsters: Small people bring different approach to playing basketball

By Staff

The Harlem Globetrotters live up to their name,  criss-crossing the world to entertain millions of fans with their version of basketball fun. So do the Tiny Trotters. “We do places the Globetrotters wouldn’t do,” ...

Budget wedding? Try wedded bliss at Super Wal-Mart

By Steve Beauregard

I think my wife is turning into some sort of snob, because when I told her about the couple that got recently got married inside a Nebraska Wal-Mart, she didn’t think it was very romantic. To be more accurate, the nuptials took place ...

Errors spoil Fruita’s solid start in loss to Central

By Patrick Bahr

The more errors a team commits, the less likely it is that team will win. Tuesday night at Bergman Field, Fruita Monument played a flawless first three innings against Central and found itself up 3-0. But three innings, seven errors and 14 ...

Gym class emphasis could shift to health, social wellness

By Emily Shockley

Gym classes across the state could have a new look in 2012. Instead of focusing primarily on physical activity and fitness,  proposed new state standards suggest teaching children movement, personal health, prevention and risk ...

School District 51 looks at budget cut of $775,000

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 will have to re-evaluate its budget and cut approximately $775,000 after its Sept. 25 enrollment count showed it has fewer students than last school year. Each school district in Colorado receives funding based on student ...

Bond raised to $1 million for sex assault fugitive

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Brian Flynn on Tuesday increased bond to $1 million for a Grand Junction man wanted in West Virginia on suspicion of 96 counts of sexual assault on a child. Howard J. Dotson, 60, indicated Tuesday through an attorney that he ...

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