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Hot start lifts GJ past ‘Cats

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Paula Lage was itching to get on the floor. Thursday night at Fruita Monument, the Grand Junction girls basketball team was forced to wait almost 45 minutes past the scheduled tip-off because the junior varsity game ran long. That might have ...

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Salazar redeems himself with opening win

By Pat Rooney

DENVER — Daniel Salazar admits he was a victim of the combined effects of youth and stage fright last year. One year wiser and markedly stronger, Salazar prepared all season to make sure he would not have a repeat disappointment at the ...

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Pirates make waves: Seven Olathe wrestlers advance to Class 3A quarterfinals

By Brian Miller

DENVER — If the Olathe High School wrestling team goes on to capture the Class 3A state championship, the Pirates can point to matches like Kyle Piatt’s first-round contest as difference-makers. The Olathe junior was one of seven ...

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Back to basics: After loss, Mavs focusing on having fun on the court

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Quietly, without even the players noticing, the pressure started to build. As the Mesa State College men’s basketball team kept climbing in the national polls, the expectations kept rising. Every weekend, the Mavericks met, even ...

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Masters of the mat: Experience lifts locals in first round

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DENVER — Prior experience isn’t necessary, but it is preferred. Several wrestlers from the Grand Valley discovered that Thursday in the first round of the Class 5A state tournament at the Pepsi Center. Five of the eight wrestlers ...

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Fruita Monument wins Southwestern League title

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The Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team said it often after finishing in last place in the Southwestern League last season. Worst to first. Thursday night, the Wildcats did just that. Fruita (14-8, 9-0 SWL) won its first SWL ...


At 86, Citizen of the Year devotes hours to helping others in Junction community

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Charles Kornman was humbled and honored when he was named Citizen of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction on Thursday. Kornman, who wore a red rose boutonniere for the annual Kiwanis charter luncheon at Two Rivers Convention Center, ...

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Mesa County coroner seeks re-election

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Mesa County coroner Dean Havlik announced Thursday his plans to seek re-election. Havlik, who is a board-certified forensic pathologist, said that in the three years he’s been in the post: The office implemented a new paperless system ...

Immigrant Rights Coalition opens Montrose office today

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition is opening an office today in Montrose, the first for the Denver-based group to appear on the Western Slope. Karen Sherman Perez, the group’s Western Slope coordinator, will run the office at 300 ...

Class 4A team scores; Montrose in seventh place

By Robert Garcia

The Montrose High School Indians advanced half of their eight qualifiers at the Class 4A Colorado State Wrestling Championships Thursday night. That showing was good enough to have them finish in seventh place with 13 points. Roosevelt leads ...

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