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Forest Service keeps roads closed because of snowpack

By Staff

The U.S. Forest Service announced several roads in the Grand Mesa and Uncompahgre National Forests will remain closed to wide vehicles until the snow clears and road conditions improve. The closures apply to vehicles wider than 50 inches, ...

Blotter: May 03, 2009

By Staff

Batman barks fire warning • Batman to the rescue. A small dog named for the hero of comic books, television and big screen alerted its owners to a fire in the bathroom of their second-floor apartment at 2905 Dawn Drive, No. 2, around 10 ...

Speaking of Science Column May 03, 2009

By Staff

In our day-to-day communications we blithely speak about topics of interest. Such conversation is usually general in nature, but when we begin to make measurements and then write about them, we must get more particular about how we express ...

Art of Quilting Column may 03, 2009

By Sherida Warner

When quilt artist Melinda Bula grows flowers at her home in El Dorado Hills, Calif., they “bloom” with lightning speed. Starting with the seed of an idea, she’s often inspired by an outdoor photo she’s taken. Once ...

HW: Your Town Column May 03, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Time and the elements are against me. I have tried for the past few weeks to plant some pretty flowers in a brick garden area in the backyard, but I can’t seem to get the project done, let alone started. Mother Nature’s fickle ...

You Said It Column May 03, 2009

By Staff

• Regarding the ShareFest program, I would like to compliment and thank the community churches and the hardworking people who made all this possible. I especially appreciated the gentleman who serviced my air conditioner who used ...

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Cinco de Mayo holds its festive form despite rain

By Staff

With thick glasses and hair drenched by intermittent rain, AmaLia worked her magic. “Pick a tortilla, any tortilla,” she’d ask randomly during the Latin-Anglo Alliance Foundation Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday. Always ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz May 03, 2009

By Staff

• Bananas Fun Park is adding a 10,000-square-foot multi-use tent to its campus that should be completed by October. The 42-foot-tall tent costs about $500,000, according to park owner Chris Burns, and it will be installed by ...


Appliance store opens in former REX location

By Carrie Marfitano

A new discount appliance retailer will open in the same location where REX shut down in February. Appliance Factory Outlet, 2469 U.S. Highway 6&50, opened Saturday and plans to have a grand opening this summer. The shop sells appliances ...

Grand Junction woman, 26,  dies in rollover near school

By Staff

A 26-year-old Grand Junction woman died in a single-vehicle, rollover accident Saturday morning on D 1/2 Road, according to the Colorado State Patrol and the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Skye A. Cannell was the driver and only occupant ...

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