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Early morning blaze leaves family homeless and bereft

By William Woody

OLATHE — It was 1:15 in the morning a week ago Friday when the flames came. Henry Grater was asleep in a downstairs bedroom when he awoke to find his kitchen on fire. “I really don’t remember what woke me,” Grater ...

Agency gives half-million to fix park, preserve land

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Great Outdoors Colorado awarded more than $550,000 to two Mesa County projects that will preserve agricultural land and improve a Palisade park. The agency’s board on Thursday announced it gave $484,840 to the Mesa Land Trust and ...


Competitive ballroom dancers not constrained by age

By Daniel Humphries

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. You can teach a couple of spunky retirees to ballroom dance, though. Mo Bloemsma, 71, and Jim Eller, 65, along with 15 other dance students of various ages from La Puerta Dance Studio, will ...

061711 history

Midcentury doctors founded walk-in clinic, post-hospital care

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Some time ago, a reader emailed to ask if I knew of a hospital that had been in the 700 block of Main Street. She said she could remember it from when she was a little girl and lived in the neighborhood. I replied and told her I would see what ...

Death Notices, June 17, 2011

By Staff

George John Appelhanz, 84, Montrose, died June 13, 2011, at his home. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Sunday at Crippin Funeral Home in Montrose. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Survivors include four brothers, ...

Blotter, June 17, 2011

By Staff

2 accused in drug crimes Two Grand Junction residents were arrested Wednesday after officers with the Western Colorado Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at their house and found suspected methamphetamine, authorities ...

Sports Briefs, June 16, 2011

By Staff

Local Golf Olkowski wins junior qualifier Trevor Olkowski, who plays out of Bookcliff County Club, won the 11-12-year-old division Wednesday at the Colorado Junior World Qualifier at Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont. Olkowski claimed the ...


Eagle Valley Track Club gets kids up and moving

By Patrick Bahr

The Eagle Valley Track Club gives participants an opportunity to run. Thursday at the Lincoln Park Track Meet at Stocker Stadium, the blue-uniformed track club from Eagle had 25 participants at the Grand Junction Parks and ...

Archers getting ready for Big Sky Open

By Dave Buchanan

It’s hard to hit the bull’s-eye with your fingers crossed, but that doesn’t faze Margaret or Jerry Brabec. The two founders of the Big Sky Archery Open, which starts at 5:30 tonight at the DoubleTree Hotel, aren’t shy ...

E-mail letters, June 16 2011

By Staff

Plagiarism wasn’t what doomed McInnis’ campaign If you’re former Congressman Scott McInnis, you’ve probably been dreaming about holding up an official report telling the world you’re innocent. And it sounded ...

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