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Best Blogs: Outdoor Junkie January 06, 2009

By Ann Driggers

Posted by Ann Driggers on Jan. 1, at 5:29 p.m. One of the best locations for skiing steep terrain in bounds with good snow, and the bonus of a high mountain experience, is Highlands Bowl at the Aspen Highlands ski area. Known simply as the ...

High school basketball league play gets started

By Patrick Bahr

This weekend marks the beginning of the important games for boys and girls basketball teams in the Western Slope League Classes 4A, 3A and 2A/1A. Although most coaches will say “every game is important,” these are the ones that ...

Briefs: Local Sports January 05, 2009

By Staff

College Wrestling • Mavericks finish 10th at Midwest Classic With four Mesa State College wrestlers finishing in the top eight, the Mavericks took 10th place at the Midwest Classic with a team score of 48. Chase Walker, who ...


Svaldi comes up big at first state gymnastics meet

By Staff

Charlotte Svaldi has a way of performing well when things are on the line. “Charlotte’s a very strong competitor,” her coach, Jessica Hawkins, said. Three weeks ago, she saved her best for last. Competing in the United ...

LS: Speaking of Science Column January 05, 2009

By Guest Columnist

If you’re a science fiction fan, you’ve come across stories about relocating the population of Earth to another planet.            Sometimes it’s because of overpopulation, sometimes ...

Death Notices: January 05, 2009

By Staff

•  Virginia Funk, 88, Carbondale, died Dec. 31, 2008, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Snell-McLean Funeral Home in Palisade. Visitation will be one hour prior to the ...

Three arrested in bowling alley fracas

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Fewer felony cases filed in Mesa County

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa County filed fewer felony cases and reported less crime last year, mirroring an overall trend of crime decreasing nationwide since 2005. The county reported its highest ever felony filing case-load of 2,223 in 2005. As of last week, ...

18- to 24-year-olds did not show up at polls as expected

By Staff

Youth were supposed to turn out in masses for the election of 2008. That did not happen in Mesa County. From the general election of 2004 to 2008 the youth vote, those aged 18 to 24, actually decreased by 600. “Which really runs ...

Blotter: January 05, 2009

By Staff

Deadly weapon in car • A Clifton man was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of pointing a gun at several people — most of whom were children — while riding in a car, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department ...

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