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Mesa women cruise past Highlands

By Patti Arnold

The basket must have looked twice as big as usual Friday night for Jaylyn Duran. The sophomore guard hit four of five 3-pointers on the way to an 18-point night in the Colorado Mesa women’s basketball team’s 87-39 runaway victory ...

Rigsby rallies Grand Valley girls in district semifinal win

By Staff

Kylyn Rigsby led a second-half charge for the Grand Valley High School girls basketball team Friday, scoring 14 of her game-high 24 points after halftime of the Cardinals’ 48-38 victory over Olathe in the Class 3A Western Slope District ...


The D in Wildcats

By Matt Meyer

Turnovers, poor rebounding and inconsistent shooting plagued the Fruita Monument High School girls basketball team Friday night. None of that mattered, ultimately, as the No. 5 Wildcats played suffocating defense in a 43-31 win over No. 28 ...

Green Garden Hose

Watering in winter

By Erin McIntyre

The last thing you are probably thinking about is dragging out a hose and watering your yard. It’s still winter, even though the crocuses are starting to peek out of the soil, and there is no water in the irrigation system. Water now? ...


County worker blisters official over statement on pay raises

By Erin McIntyre

A man who criticized a Mesa County commissioner for comments she made about employees receiving raises was asked to sign a letter of apology, refused to do so, and no longer works for the county. Johnny McCarty worked as a mechanic in the ...

Record, Feb. 25, 2017

By Staff

BIRTHS Community Hospital Thomas and Samantha Kornbluth, Palisade, a daughter, Feb. 15. Ismael Luevanos and Reyna Cruz, Grand Junction, a son, Feb. 15. Cody Bosch and Josie Miner, Grand Junction, a daughter, Feb. 16. Barrett Jensen and ...

Death notices, Feb. 25, 2017

By Staff

■ Joe D. Chavez, 74, Fruita, died Feb. 22, 2017, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the New Elmwood Cemetery in Fruita. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked at the Grand Junction Regional ...

Religion briefs, Feb. 25, 2017

By Staff

Pancake supper at St. Luke’s church St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Delta will host its annual pancake supper celebrating Shrove Tuesday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 145 W. Fifth St. Cost is a suggested donation ...

Next West Slope growth industry could be right under your foot

By Gary McCallister

People are always asking me what the most-abundant, naturally occurring polymer in nature is. I’ve always said that it was cellulose, the material that makes up the cell walls of plants. But recently I have learned that there is a close ...

White House postpones mineral rule in litigation

By Dennis Webb

The Trump administration has delayed implementation of a rule revising how coal, oil and gas are valued for federal royalty purposes pending resolution of litigation challenging it. The action Wednesday comes about a week after U.S. Rep. ...

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