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Briefs: OA Carnival of Animals May 22, 2009

By Staff

Mesa County Libraries branches will host a menagerie of “animals” during presentations of “A Carnival of Animals.” Musicians with the Grand Junction Symphony Brass Quintet will imitate animal sounds with their ...

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Pitching will be the key for Mavericks in World Series

By Allen Gemaehlich

The Mesa State College baseball team usually is one of the best hitting teams in the nation. This year is no different. In fact, the sixth-ranked Mavericks (43-13) are in the top five in NCAA Division II in eight offensive categories. The ...

The LP water slide

New water slide faster, darker, better

By Melinda Mawdsley

OMG, it rocked. I’m not sure what I loved most about the new water slide at Lincoln Park-Moyer Swimming Pool: how fast it was or how long it was. I made it down the first two times in like 20 seconds. Before I went down a third time, ...

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JUCO players enjoy being buddies for Challenger program

By Staff

The Howard (Texas) College baseball players were eating dinner Wednesday when they were informed theirs was one of the two teams earning the honor of being JUCO buddies for the annual Challenger softball game Thursday. “They told us it ...

Mende, Heaps are 2009 recipients of Alex Bennett scholarships

By Staff

Alex Mende and Liz Heaps both have fond memories of playing in the Alex Bennett Memorial basketball tournament in the fall. It was fitting then that the two were the 2009 recipients of the annual scholarship, given to graduating seniors in ...

Travel likely to be heavy over Memorial holiday, AAA says

By Carrie Marfitano

Grand Junction will see travelers coming and going in the valley this Memorial Day weekend. AAA Colorado has predicted low gas prices and travel deals will lure more than 12 percent of the Rocky Mountain region’s population to travel ...

Enstrom’s video films credit card thieves

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County Sheriff’s Department investigators are looking for a man and a woman caught on tape at several Grand Junction locations using a combination credit/debit card. The card likely was taken from an unlocked car in an unlocked ...

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History Here and Now Column May 22, 2009

By Kathy Jordan

An e-mail that a friend forwarded to me about the Starlite Drive-In Theatre gave me the idea for this column. A gentleman in Canada was restoring a Hudson car, and when he removed the seats he found ticket stubs for the Starlite here in Grand ...

Death Notices: May 22, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

• Harley Wells Dickensheets Jr., 73, Eckert, died May 20, 2009, at his home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Eckert Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife, Barbara; five sons, Harley of Greeley, Scout of ...

Teen slasher gets 7 years in boot camp

By Amy Hamilton

A prosecutor, the judge and possibly the victim and her family, didn’t believe that the “voices in his head” instructed a 14-year-old Montrose boy to slash the throat of a high school student last fall. Michael Yates, now ...

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