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Explosion blasts roof off home; renter OK

By Melinda Mawdsley

A Grand Junction man suffered only minor injuries in a propane explosion inside his home Friday afternoon. An official with the Clifton Fire Protection District said the man is “very lucky” to be alive. Darwin Easter had minor ...

Death Notices: January 17, 2009

By Staff

•  Ward A. Beezley, 92, Paonia, died Jan. 11, 2009, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Funeral Service chapel in Paonia. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at Paonia ...

You Said It Column January 17, 2009

By Staff

• I and the 13 other “older gentlemen” would like to thank the “young gentleman” who paid for our breakfast at the Strayhorn Grill in Loma. That was awesome! • What a scumbag to leave puppies in a ...

Palisade rolls past Moffat

By Scott Schlaufman

On Friday night, promptly after the Palisade High School boys basketball beat Moffat County 68-39, junior Nate Yanez was all smiles and for good reason. Yanez was nearly unstoppable throughout the game. He finished with 23 points, including ...


Central senior hopes to play in JUCO

By Patrick Bahr

Travis Key didn’t do a lot of wavering. The Central High School three-sport athlete knew what he wanted when it came to his future. He wanted to play baseball at a junior college in Arizona. Thursday, Key signed a letter of intent to ...

OA: Course of life plays out in dance coming to college

By Staff

Choreographer Elizabeth Vrettos’ modern dance piece titled “Transformation” is about how humans evolve over the course of their lives, from the dependency of birth to a state of independence before becoming interdependent as ...

Briefs: OA Marcus January 16, 2009

By Staff

Marcus, the second place winner of the 2008 season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” will take the stage at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Mesa Theater and Club, 538 Main St. According to his MySpace profile, Marcus began his ...

OA: Samantha Stiles Column January 16, 2009

By Staff

By the time you read this Friday morning, I’ll be on a plane to Texas. One of my very best friends is getting married, we’ve known each other since we were 7. In a coincidental twist, I went to see “Bride Wars” last ...

Briefs: OA College Music January 16, 2009

By Staff

•  The Faculty Jazz Quartet, all members of Mesa State College’s music department, offers a relaxing evening of music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Two Rivers Winery, 2097 Broadway. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and ...

OA: Rock Cesario Column January 16, 2009

By Rock Cesario

In the Jan. 2 issue of Out & About, I wrote about the movie “Cadillac Records.” In that column, I mostly wrote about the movie and in the process related a story about guitarist Hubert Sumlin. I mentioned that I had met Sumlin ...

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