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Your Town, Dec. 27, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

I ran into an old friend earlier this month on a trip to the store. My lengthy grocery list was in hand as I hurried from the parking lot, and I was in the “zone,” thinking about too many things at once. I needed to get a lot ...

Road of riches

By Staff

Story by GARY HARMON The stretch of rolling, sagebrush-plugged adobe and rock stretching from Green River, Utah, to Rifle doesn’t look like a vast storehouse of energy. Appearances, however, are deceiving. In fact, the stretch along ...


Penry quiet about 2010 election plans, won’t be McInnis’ running mate

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State Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, said he isn’t interested in joining the ticket of his onetime rival, Scott McInnis, as the candidate for lieutenant governor. “If I were hell-bent on being on the ticket, I’d still be ...

With Christmas a wrap, think recycling

By Amy Hamilton

You’ve given everyone else a present this holiday season, so why not give a gift to Mother Nature? Instead of throwing out all of the holiday’s excess, try recycling it. There are a number of items that local recyclers will ...

You Said It, Dec. 27, 2009

By Staff

Listening to Christmas music while I do chores around the house is so uplifting I might just listen to it year-round. Merry Christmas. Abe Lincoln said most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be. Let’s stop focusing on ...

Police Blotter, Dec. 27, 2009

By Staff

Drunks fight on Christmas Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a report early Christmas morning of two intoxicated men who were fighting each other in the area of Rust Court off South Broadway Street. After deputies ...

Biz Buzz, Dec. 27, 2009

By Staff

It will be several weeks before she sees what the numbers bear, but Mesa Mall Marketing Manager Jammie McCloud said shopping appeared to pick up during the week leading up to Christmas. “This has been kind of the season for ...

Abandoned horses back with owner

By Amy Hamilton

Three horses that apparently were abandoned on Glade Park were returned to their owner Saturday, according to Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Sally Weese. The Sheriff’s Department offered no other details on the ...

Don’t let projects, resolutions get you down

By Sherida Warner

The end of 2009 comes too quickly. I see 2010 speeding this way and about to overtake me. I’m sizing up my list of quilt projects that I had hoped to complete before this decade ends. As usual, a few of those are going to have to carry ...

Death Notices, Dec. 27, 2009

By Staff

Lavenia Bungart, 90, Palisade, died Dec. 23, 2009, at Palisade Living Center. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Martin Mortuary. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the mortuary chapel. Survivors include two sons, Jimmie ...

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