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Access hinders crews as empty house burns

By Staff

A fire destroyed an abandoned house near 24 3/4 and G roads early morning Saturday. Firefighters were dispatched at 12:01 a.m. to 2473 G Road, where they found “an unmaintained, vacant house, fully involved in fire,” the Grand ...


Sun Biz: Agro-tours entertain, offer insight, boost revenue for agribusinesses

By Carrie Marfitano

Cold weather threatened this year’s peach crop, and while orchardists say a full crop can still be realized, some growers have protected themselves in case Mother Nature is not so friendly next time. Theresa High, who manages of High ...

Briefs: Biz Buzz April 12, 2009

By Staff

• A new mobile business for auto glass repair can be spotted around the Western Slope. Tim Wilson opened Tim’s Auto Glass three months ago. It was a natural transition for him because he’s done auto body work for more ...

Last-minute tax filers may be fewer in number this year

By Staff

This time last year in the Grand Valley, the energy industry was bustling right along, the housing market was strong and everyone who wanted a job had one. What a difference a year makes. Natural gas companies have laid down drilling rigs ...

BLM floats fee to ride river rapids

By Staff

Floating down the Colorado River is a local tradition. But if a Bureau of Land Management idea holds water, users of the Colorado River in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area could be paying fees by 2011. The fee could be $3 to $7, ...

Mesa State student killed in SUV crash

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A Mesa State College student was killed and three other Mesa State students were injured Saturday afternoon after the car they were traveling in blew a tire and rolled on Interstate 70 near Gypsum, the Colorado State Patrol said. The driver, ...

Briefs: Sports Prep Roundup April 11, 2009

By Staff

Prep Baseball • Grand Junction routs Cortez Grand Junction got four-RBI performances Friday from Zeph Quigley and Jayke Brock en route to a 20-5 rout of Montezuma-Cortez. After giving up five runs early, the Tigers’ starting ...

Mesa State softball team uses patience to sweep N.M. Highlands

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At nearly five strikeouts a game, it was clear the Mesa State College softball team was struggling at the plate. The bottom part of the lineup was especially frustrated, with shortstop Katie Mitchell striking out 20 times and catcher Meagan ...


Fruita boys, girls win Wertman Invite

By Staff

The long jump roster for the Fruita Monument High School boys track team is so deep, freshman James Lewis had a hard time making the top three. That is normally how many jumpers the Wildcats enter in varsity meets. Because Friday was Fruita ...

Lightning overcome flu to top Battle Mtn.

By Staff

The Grand Valley Lightning boys lacrosse team had a tougher matchup against the flu this week than it did Battle Mountain on Friday, defeating the Huskies 8-1 at Walker Field. The Lightning (5-2) scored early and often, getting two goals and ...

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