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Tragedy, hope and 2 families

By Dennis Webb

Art Daily estimates he’s driven through Glenwood Canyon 50 or 60 times since that fateful day when a boulder crashed down its walls and changed his life forever. “Every time I go through, something changes in me. I’m just ...

Blotter: May 18, 2009

By Staff

Wire stolen from business Grand Junction police said approximately 300 feet of copper wiring was reported stolen after a burglary at a business in Leland Avenue industrial park off 24 Road. Owners of the business, which wasn’t ...

Professor seeks Muslim perspective

By Paul Shockley

When Mesa State College professor Thea Chase starts her seminars next week in Saudi Arabia, there will be no men in the audience, per Muslim tradition. Organizers there were also clear that her lectures will have to wrap up by 3 p.m. daily so ...

Montrose city freezes pay, hiring, orders furloughs

By Staff

To defend itself against a brutish economy and continue serving residents, the city of Montrose is cutting back. The most dramatic decision was to close two days this summer and institute a hiring freeze. Montrose relies on sales and use ...

Man arrested in Pear Park shooting

By Paul Shockley

A Glade Park man was jailed Saturday in connection with a drive-by shooting in Pear Park, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. Ryan Michael Ricks, 28, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of a weapon by a previous ...

Public land becomes ugly dumping ground

By Amy Hamilton

Every year starting at about this time, area public land starts to take a beating. With higher costs of dumping at landfills, some people invariably feel it’s OK to dump trash on federal land, said Erin Curtis, spokeswoman for Grand ...

Tabeguache Trail going to the dogs

By Amy Hamilton

For more than the past decade, Linda McBride has relished walking her dogs off leash in the Tabeguache Recreation Area on public land just a few miles west of Grand Junction’s downtown. But in recent years, a pileup of dog waste at ...

Grand Mesa tourney gives fans a chance to watch youth soccer

By Staff

Soccer fever hit Grand Junction on Saturday as the 2009 Grand Mesa Invitational Tournament kicked off at Canyon View Park. More than 74 teams are participating from Colorado and some teams from New Mexico. Twenty-two of the teams are from ...

Summer Youth Employment Program May 17, 2009

By Carrie Marfitano

With the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 7.8 percent in Mesa County as of March, more than double the rate from March 2008, older workers who have been laid off or are looking for a second job have flooded the market, which is great ...

Griffins’ coach pleased with strong finish at state swimming meet

By Pat Rooney

FORT COLLINS — It certainly was an inauspicious start for the District 51 boys swim team. The Griffins entered the finals of the Class 5A swim meet Saturday with much enthusiasm, eyeing an opportunity to shave their times in the five ...

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