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You Said It Column April 19, 2009

By Staff

• Thank you so much to City Market for putting newspaper recycling bins in the parking lots. It makes it a lot more convenient to recycle the papers so we don’t have to go a distance to help the environment. • American ...

Race for sheriff likely to draw big field

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A year and a half before Mesa County voters will elect a new sheriff, the names of several local law-enforcement veterans are being bandied about as potential candidates to succeed Sheriff Stan Hilkey. Among them, Palisade Police Chief ...

Earth Day 4-18-9

Celebrating the Earth a few days early

By Paul Shockley

Chloe Hollis of Grand Junction likes Earth Day so much, she’ll be throwing a party Wednesday. Oh, and yes, she turns 27 that day. The real Earth Day. On Saturday, she sat clicking on a hand-held crowd counter which read 660 as of 1:30 ...


Slow economy hasn’t dried up Mesa County residents’ thirst for coffee

By Carrie Marfitano

The slow economy hasn’t dried up Mesa County residents’ thirst for coffee, according to local shop owners and supply distributors. Some coffee businesses are even expanding. Dan and Roni Welsh, the owners of Colorado Legacy ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz April 19, 2009

By Staff

• Elderly residents in the Grand Valley now have a specialist they can call on for remodeling their homes for convenience and safety. Randy DiDonato, the owner of Tile Meister, 611 N. First St., recently earned the Certified ...


After a decade now, “Columbine” has become synonymous with bloodbath

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For a decade now, “Columbine” has been synonymous with bloodbath.  Two gun-brandishing students killed a dozen classmates and a teacher at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, then killed themselves. The outbreak of ...

Grenade found 4-18-9

Grenade interrupts family’s yard work

By Paul Shockley

Joann Martinez said she regularly finds discarded or wind-blown junk in the front yard of her family’s Grand Junction home. But her discovery Saturday morning at 531 28 3/4 Road left her shaking her head: a rusted hand ...


Trio of defenders help Grand Valley get off to good start

By Patrick Bahr

A lot of the success of the Grand Valley girls lacrosse team comes from balance. Amy Flukey, Bri True, Bailey Clark and Mikayla Clark take care of the scoring. The Lightning (8-0) averages 11 goals per game and has scored in double figures in ...

GJ BB v Cent Baldwin 4-17-9

Tigers satisfy appetite by feasting on Warriors

By Patrick Bahr

The Tigers were hungry and needed to feed. The Grand Junction High School baseball team bounced back from its first league loss to defeat Central 13-3 on Friday night in five innings at Suplizio Field. “We were very motivated for this ...

Weather continues to mess up prep events

By Staff

Ah, spring in Colorado. Once again, the Grand Valley seems to be one of the few areas in the state not prone to postponements or cancellations of high school sporting events after the latest cold front rolled into Colorado this ...

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