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Crop hurt, but wineries still upbeat

By Staff

Last Thursday, I slipped into the annual meeting of the Western Colorado Horticultural Society, which really is more interesting than it sounds. While initially I was interested in hearing state viticulturist Horst Caspari talk about some new ...

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Famed percussionist teaches progression of drumming

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Lisa Pegher has been called many things by a number of publications including the “Future of Percussion,” but choir and band students at Central High School just called her “awesome” after the solo performance she gave ...

Kidzplex founders celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

For their recent 50th anniversary, Harlan Bensley gave his wife Alice a sympathy card. He signed it, “Sorry I’m a pain.” “It was just a little joke,” Harlan laughed. The Bensleys have “no regrets” ...

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Send Valentines with extra love from Loveland

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Sending Valentines with the extra touch of a customized postmark from Loveland, Colorado has never been easier for Grand Valley residents thanks to City Market. All locations have provided a box to drop stamped Valentines that will be shipped ...

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Pride: Grand Junction man father to Olympic figureskater

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Danny Abbott is walking on air because his son will soon be skating on thin Olympic ice. Abbott, a Grand Junction resident, is the father of Jeremy Abbott, the two time U.S. Figureskating Champion who just earned a spot on the 2010 U.S. ...

Nearly half of Grand Valley students qualify for meal aid

By Emily Shockley

Nearly half of all School District 51 students were approved to receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch, an all-time high for the district. Forty-five percent, or 9,612 of 21,372 kindergarten through 12th-grade students in the Grand ...

Symphony brass play ‘Carnival of Animals’

By Staff

Members of the Grand Junction Symphony Brass Quintet play their instruments to sound like animals at the Fruita Branch Library. June 2009  ...

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Investigators following up on tips about missing Grand Junction man

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction police were investigating several tips Thursday about a 51-year-old Grand Junction man who was reported missing last week. However, no one has heard from or solved the seemingly mysterious disappearance of Jim Walker. Walker ...

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Suspected dog-stealer arrested; accused dog-killer pleas

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita woman who was indicted in the death of a dog on Colorado National Monument was arrested Wednesday evening. Melissa Lockhart, 32, failed to appear at a scheduled hearing Wednesday at the Wayne N. Aspinall federal building. Jeff ...


National focus: Goal for Mesa’s Stapp is national tournament

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Trevor Stapp came to Mesa State College a couple of years ago to play football. It didn’t take long for him to prove he belongs. He earned a starting position on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman and he nearly qualified for the ...

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