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Contest winner meets president

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Nancy Fichtner called it a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” and an “honor” to meet President Barack Obama, who on Monday presented her the first award from a new federal program designed to find ways to save tax ...


Salvation Army’s troops ride to the rescue

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

This week The Salvation Army is expected to help 3,000 children and 1,400 adults by providing food and Christmas gifts to those unable to afford anything else this holiday season. A line of cars stretched around the Regional Center complex ...

No jail for man who sexually assaulted girls

By Staff

A Clifton man who used candy and cash to lure young girls before sexually assaulting them faces probation, and will serve no time in jail, under the terms of a plea agreement. Jesse Dale Baker, 67, who was arrested just before Halloween 2007 ...

Garfield’s interest in health study praised

By Staff

The head of a national initiative promoting use of health impact assessments in public policy decisions is praising Garfield County’s apparent readiness to help fund such a study in a community where up to 200 natural gas wells may be ...

Health care reform is not on autopilot

By Staff

With the Senate passage of its health care reform bill early Monday, it appears likely a version of this legislation will win congressional approval early next year. There will still be some tinkering, as the House and Senate try to reconcile ...

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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes December 20, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Nick and I raced up to West Bench Trail on Grand Mesa for a quick cross-country ski last Wednesday. It’s great having a retired buddy who can take off at the drop of a hat, especially in the middle of the week when no one else is out ...

Nothing artificial about GJ man’s giving spirit, love of Christmas trees

By Melinda Mawdsley

Darrell Jones eats, sleeps and breathes Christmas. No matter where he sits — in or out of his Grand Junction home — Jones can see a Christmas tree. This year, Jones put up and decorated 10 Christmas trees. Some years he decorates ...

Coffee with ... Santa Claus

By Staff

Santa Claus is a busy man during the month of December. He keeps a tight schedule of listening to children’s wishes, overseeing the finishing touches the elves are putting on toys at the North Pole and trying to find a good mechanic to ...

Area births and marriages, through Dec. 17

By Staff

— Births St. Mary’s Hospital: Charles Smith and Lacie Trover, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 27. Dagoberto and Zulema Moreno, Grand Junction, a daughter, Dec. 4. Shane Flynn and Shasta Hill, Fruita, a daughter, Dec. 5. Charles ...


HOLDING OUT FOR HOPE: A glimpse at economic snapshots of hope

By Amy Hamilton

3 - Alisha Horrocks It’s been some time since life was this good for Alisha Horrocks. A single mother of two children, ages 7 and 10, Horrocks is thankful for the job she landed in August. After surviving a nasty divorce, she now ...

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