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Mancos headed to state playoffs in volleyball

By Staff

For the Mancos High School volleyball team, a trip to the state playoffs came down to one kill. The Bluejays were winning by only two points Saturday in the fifth game of their final match of the Class 2A District C tournament. Luckily, the ...

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Staple species: Prairie dogs important to West wildlife chain

By Dave Buchanan

Prairie dogs will pop up as a topic of interest Monday at a daylong seminar in Delta, sponsored by the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The seminar, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Bill Heddles Recreation Center, will focus on the state’s ...

Car sales a windy road

By Staff

It might be a good time to consider trading in that late-model used car or truck and pick up a new one, according to two national automobile associations. The auto experts base their assumption on a variety of factors: The Cash for Clunkers ...


Preparing for the slopes: Local skiers tune up equipment, await first big snowfall

By Allen Gemaehlich

Nick Stubler broke his back during a summer ski camp. Recently cleared by his doctor to ski again, the Grand Junction 15-year-old can’t wait for the snow to fly. “It’s all I can think about,” he said. “When I ...

District 51 still working to meet student progress goals

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 met 86.2 percent of its Adequate Yearly Progress targets for the 2008-2009 school year, although that was still short of what is required in Colorado. The results mean the district is in its fourth year of corrective action ...


Drawing a crowd: Harbert Lumber 5K continues growth in popularity

By Staff

Natalie Anderson-Coats had a goal in mind Saturday. “I was shooting for a (specific) time,” the 14-year-old Hotchkiss runner said. “I’ve been trying to break 20 (minutes in a 5-kilometer race).” Alas, her goal ...

Suspect in fatal beating outside bar arrested in Denver

By Paul Shockley

A man wanted in connection with a fatal beating in downtown Grand Junction was arrested Friday afternoon in Denver. Sahr Benjamin Mbawa, 27, surrendered to Denver police around 4:30 p.m., without incident, according to Grand Junction ...

Harbert Lumber 5K results

By Staff

Harbert Lumber 5K Saturday at Canyon View Park Female 8-and-Under 1. Stephanie Velasquez, 29:17.3; 2. Audrey Wright, 30:19.6; 3. Tyndall Rounsefell, 30:49.1 Male 8-and-Under 1. Kyler Squirrell, 28:01.4; 2. Jack Jordan 30:54.4; 3. Bret ...

Death Notices, Nov. 8, 2009

By Staff

Isabelle Freeland, 92, Palisade, died Nov. 4, 2009, at Hospice Care Center. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Palisade Cemetery. Mrs. Freeland was a psychiatric technician. Survivors include four daughters, Diana Wright and Darlene ...

Biz Buzz, Nov. 8, 2009

By Staff

Ryan, Whitney & Co., Tom Y. Sawyer & Associates and The Synergist Group have merged into one organization: Ryan, Sawyer & Whitney at 652 White Ave. The company’s specialties are marketing, advertising and business ...

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