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Warm weather a record, but it wonÂ’t last

By Amy Hamilton

Hold it right there. Before you head out the door, at least grab a coat. Don’t let Thursday’s balmy weather fool you. With a high of 68 degrees at 2:26 p.m., the temperature hit a record in Grand Junction. It hasn’t been ...

Rover earns first Maxfield Scholarship

By Allen Gemaehlich

Former Mesa State College student-athlete Jonny Maxfield left such an indelible impression, the athletic department made sure he would not be forgotten. The Student Athlete Advisory Council has created the Jonny Maxfield ...

Coffee shop to offer online ordering

By Emily Shockley

Customers will soon have a new way to get their brew at Coffee Muggers, 644 Main St. The coffee shop is working with Splick-It to provide online menu ordering. Splick-It is a nearly 2-year-old company that provides ordering services for a ...

Builders finish gas pipeline to East Coast

By Dennis Webb

Pipeline builders have completed the last miles of a $6.7 billion, 1,700-mile journey to deliver locally produced natural gas to faraway markets in the eastern United States. The last, 179-mile leg of the 42-inch-diameter Rockies Express ...

Montrose plus playoffs equals anything can happen

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Traditionally, first-round playoff games involving the Montrose High School football team haven’t been easy for the faint of heart. For the past four seasons, the Indians’ opening-round games have been decided by a total of 12 ...

Legislator to run again for Salazar’s House seat

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Three years ago, Scott Tipton, a Cortez Republican who was largely unknown to the 3rd Congressional District, was trounced by the Democrat incumbent, John Salazar. That was the year Congress changed from Republican to Democrat ...

Drilling permit fee hiked amid debate over its necessity

By Dennis Webb

A federal drilling permit application fee first implemented a few years ago and increased this month by $2,500 should raise $45.5 million to pay for the government’s costs for processing oil and gas permits. Bureau of Land Management ...

Busy being busy needs counterbalance

By Sheri Fisher

“How was your weekend?” I asked as Beth walked in for our coaching session. “I got a lot done and had a great weekend,” she answered. “It sounds productive,” I said. “Tell me about it.” She ...

Looters at our gates are our own elected representatives

By Rick Wagner

At some point every great civilization has to confront the phrase, “The barbarians are at the gate.” This is one of those times. In keeping with my own sense of literary parallels, I suppose “looters” would be a better ...

Go for the horns: Learn to ID bighorn sheep

By Dave Buchanan

You’re watching some bighorn sheep, but are they Rocky Mountain bighorns or their cousins, desert bighorn? One easy way to tell, although it’s completely unofficial, is which side of Interstate 70 you’re on. With a few ...

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