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Rick Jussel Column December 21, 2008

By Rick Jussel

I come off the injured reserve list just in time for this? •  A predicted high of 5 degrees in Denver. •  A must-win contest that would avoid a much nastier must-win contest next week if the Broncos are to earn a ...

GJ retail sales expected to increase over last year

By Staff

Christmas is shaping up to be merrier than expected for Western Slope retailers compared to their counterparts around the state. Grand Junction’s sales tax collections are on track to exceed last year’s with a 7.5 percent increase ...

Briefs: Prep Roundup December 21, 2008

By Staff

Micheal Wiedrich was there when his team needed him. The Central High School guard scored 14 points including three crucial 3-pointers Saturday during Warriors’ 59-55 win over Cherokee Trail. With the victory, Central won the Hinkley ...

Swim Schlagel 12-20-8

Grand Junction swimmer Schlagel wants to go to state

By Patrick Bahr

It’s a good bet to assume expectations are high when first-place finishes aren’t good enough. After touching the wall first in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke at Saturday’s triangular with Glenwood ...

Briefs: Mesa State Roundup December 21, 2008

By Staff

MEN Ryan Mathews has played several roles for the Mesa State College men’s basketball team. Saturday night, the senior guard was the leader. Mathews scored a career-high 33 points to lead the Mavericks to a 78-69 RMAC victory over ...

Warrior Conrardy 12-20-8

Conrardy finally wins Warrior Classic title

By Staff

James Conrardy got tired of not making the championship. The Rifle High School senior has finished third in three Class 4A state wrestling tournaments. He had placed in three Warrior Classics, including a third place last year. It was his ...


More contractors bid for local jobs

By Staff

The economy is slumping, but bids for local government contracts are jumping. One year ago Mesa County said it was struggling to get requests for proposals on service contracts and construction projects such as roads, bridges and buildings. ...

Wrest Smith2 Diabetes 12-19

Lobos’ Smith doesn’t let diabetes stop him from wrestling

By Allen Gemaehlich

Greg Smith’s blood sugar was a little high Saturday morning. But it wasn’t a concern for the Rocky Mountain High School junior diabetic wrestler. He simply injected himself with some insulin and stepped on the mat to wrestle in ...

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OUT: Ski Area Grades December 21, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

When this year’s rating of the environmental friendliness of ski areas was published, both the highest and lowest scores were from Colorado. Aspen Mountain, which graded at 85.7 percent, received the top “A” while Copper ...

OUT: Sunday Column December 21, 2008

By Dave Buchanan

An early gift from the Division of Wildlife is the three-month extension on your fishing, small game and fishing/small game combination licenses. Because of a regulations change aimed at making life easier for late-season hunters, the annual ...

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