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Strong return: Cabriales sparks Palisade’s dominating defensive effort

By Ben Husband

Armando Cabriales had been waiting for this moment for two long years. When it finally arrived, he took full advantage. The Palisade High School defensive lineman stepped onto the football field for the first time since 2009 on Thursday ...

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Mesa County’s 2012 budget may signal rebound

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Mesa County’s budget is expected to remain flat in 2012, an indication that county finance officers are cautiously optimistic that the local economy has hit bottom and is slowly rebounding. The initial $130.2 million budget presented to ...

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Workers on shale project planning a get-together

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In 1980, Charlie Pence got a dream assignment — build a town in western Colorado, one that would fuel America. Two years later, Pence got a phone call telling him the dream was over. Pence, 82, now a Houston resident, visited Grand ...

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Teacher scares up funds for classroom

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Sometime last year, a light bulb flicked on above the head of Brian Schwerdtfeger, a kindergarten teacher at Dual Immersion Academy. It wouldn’t be long before that bulb, which was in his overhead projector, burnt out and Schwerdtfeger ...

Skiers’ goalie shuts down Palisade’s attack

By Staff

The Palisade High School boys soccer team had plenty of chances Thursday, but couldn’t finish against Aspen, falling 2-0 in a nonleague game at Palisade. Aspen’s junior goalie, Erik Wehse, turned back a barrage of Bulldog shots ...


‘Cats sweep cross country titles

By Scott Schlaufman

After pushing his teams hard all season, Fruita Monument High School cross country coach Herb Huskey looked at Thursday’s District 51 Championship races at Palisade’s Riverbend Park a bit differently. “We’ve been hard ...

Sports Briefs, Oct. 13, 2011

By Staff

College Volleyball Mavericks fall at Colorado Mines Hitting errors continued to plague the Colorado Mesa University volleyball team Thursday in a 25-18, 25-15, 25-18 loss to No. 24 Colorado School of Mines in Golden. The Mavericks made 24 ...

Tigers place 6 in Class 5A state tennis semis

By Pat Rooney

DENVER — Luke Ledebur might be forced to take a pair of sore wrists and a chronic case of wobbly knees into the Class 5A boys tennis state semifinals this morning. For Ledebur, it was a well-earned assortment of aches and pains. The ...


Youngsters playing key roles for Mavs this season

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Colorado Mesa University is going through a transition process, and with it comes growing pains. The football team is experiencing that right along with the institution. The Mavericks (2-4, 1-3 RMAC) are starting more freshmen this year than ...

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Lumber mill on state leaders’ tour

By Staff

It’s about jobs and the economy. That, at least, was the message leaders of the Colorado House were told Thursday as they brought their Building a Better Colorado statewide tour through Mesa and Montrose counties. “The point of ...

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