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Blotter, June 10, 2011

By Staff

Wal-Mart gets bomb threat A Grand Junction Wal-Mart was closed briefly Thursday evening after the store received a phoned-in bomb threat, Grand Junction police said. Someone called the store at 2881 North Ave. around 6:30 p.m., claiming a ...


Doctor urges Tipton to conduct meeting on health-care plans

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., who has voiced opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act but support for some of its parts, should conduct a town hall meeting on health care in Grand Junction, the president of the ...


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Lincoln Park campground drew auto travelers in ‘20s, ‘30s

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When I think of campgrounds, the idea of one being located in a city park had never popped into my head. So I was intrigued when Marie Tipping gave me a copy of a story about the campgrounds at Lincoln Park, which ran in The Daily Sentinel in ...


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‘It’s like the endless wave’

By Amy Hamilton

For 24 years, Ali Wade of Aspen listened wistfully to stories from her father of the legendary wave that sometimes forms on the Colorado River near De Beque. On Wednesday, she was about to experience the famed “Big Sur” as she ...


Two raging rivers prompt rare restrictions, possible $50 fines

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday that swollen waters prompted a rare decision to restrict use of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers in Mesa County, with violators facing fines of $50. The order was the first of its kind ...


Teen gets 3 years in stolen marijuana case

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A teenager who pleaded guilty to being part of a violent crime spree led by a man trying to recover stolen medical marijuana received a three-year prison sentence Thursday. Arion Gross, 18, of New Castle previously ...


Mine closed after worker dies in fall

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Federal officials are investigating an accident at the West Elk Mine near Somerset, which was closed Thursday after a 53-year-old man died from a fall of about 8 feet. The unidentified victim was a contract construction worker, the Mine ...


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Highline Hustle poised for sunny competition

By Patrick Bahr

The good news is the weather is supposed to be sunny and clear on Saturday. That means the Highline Hustle Triathlon at Highline Lake State Park won’t have a repeat of the cold and rain-soaked 2010 event. “The warmer the weather, ...


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Team Roping event to highlight Western Colorado Championships

By Patrick Bahr

Team Roping is a great example of teamwork in sports. The “header” and “heeler” will be front and center at this weekend’s Western Colorado Championships at the Mesa County Fairgrounds beginning at 9 a.m. ...


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Fruita Monument enjoying offensive familiarity at Mesa State football camp

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Zach Thorpe could smile and not worry if he made the right read or made the right decision. The Fruita Monument High School quarterback doesn’t have to learn a new offense in camp this summer. “It’s more relaxed, going out, ...


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