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Two lives cut short, Shandi Botel and Natalia Casiano

By Carrie Marfitano

Shandi Boetel lay in her casket and held her baby, Natalia, in her arms one last time while a few dozen friends and family came to pay their respects Sunday morning. Members of Boetel’s family traveled from Denver and Ohio for the ...

Student Voices: March 09, 2009

By Staff

Logan Kindall of Pear Park Baptist School argues against gun control; Violet Mullennex of Pear Park Baptist comments on homeless people in city parks. Chris Martinez of Fruita 8/9 calls for ownership of hybrid cars, and Nancy Garcia, student ...


SOW Stephanie Kazokas March 09, 2009

By Staff

Stephanie Kazokas will visit a cadaver laboratory in Denver in April. And she’s excited about it. “I’m really looking forward to that,” said the 18-year-old Grand Junction high School senior. “I’ll be able ...

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Defense leads Paonia to Class 2A Region 5 title

By Staff

Paonia put on a defensive clinic Saturday, holding Rangely to 28 points in a 41-28 victory in the Class 2A girls Region 5 tournament championship game at Mesa State, the Eagles’ third district title in a row. Paonia now heads to Pueblo ...

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Hot shooting lifts Meeker past Custer County at Brownson

By Staff

Meeker used a big first half Saturday against Custer County, taking a 39-21 lead en route to a 69-46 victory in the Class 2A boys Region 5 championship game at Mesa State College. The victory sends Meeker to the Class 2A state tournament this ...

GJ Swim Colloty 3-7-9

Griffins use individual points to help team

By Scott Schlaufman

Sometimes it’s hard to think of swimming as a team sport. That was not that case on Saturday as the District 51 Griffins hosted their season opening meet at Orchard Mesa Community Pool, a set of relays. “You’ve always got ...

Montrose girls eager to find perfect strategy for semifinals

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DENVER — It’s conceivable a high school girls basketball team has never been so eager to practice. That’s all Montrose players could talk about Saturday after eking out a 55-51 victory against Mesa Ridge in the Class 4A ...

Briefs: Local Sports March 08, 2009

By Staff

Prep Basketbal • Two Class 3A Western Slope League boys basketball teams took full advantage of their home courts Saturday to earn berths in this weekend’s state championships in Fort Collins. Aspen defeated Buena Vista 53-43 and ...


LS: Handdwriting Analysis March 08, 2009

By Melinda Mawdsley

All Mark Mabry could do was laugh. It was impossible to believe that a complete stranger knew him without ever meeting him. But all Montrose’s Barbara Koeman used to pin down Mabry’s personality was a sample of his ...


LS: Coffee with Brigette Sundermann

By Staff

Brigitte Sundermann is home. The 39-year-old knows it, and she’s isn’t going anywhere. Sundermann, a former civil engineer with the U.S. Department of Energy, is a teacher in the manufacturing department at Western Colorado ...

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