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Meeker Hotel to celebrate Teddy Roosevelt’s stay

By Tammy Gemaehlich

One-hundred and 10 years ago, then vice-president elect Theodore Roosevelt visited Meeker to hunt for mountain lions and, along with his party, checked into the Meeker Hotel for the night. The hotel, with its lobby displaying trophy mounts ...


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OutFit: Rosettes

By Ivy Parnasius

In the 1920s, women carried circles of fabric in their pockets and, when they had a spare moment, they would make rosettes, material pleated to look like flowers. Later they would take the colorful rosettes and make a beautiful quilt. This ...


Entertainment briefs: Monument art, music workshops

By Staff

Winners picked in monument art exhibit “Sunshine After the Storm,” an oil on canvas by Marea Goodman Ross, was chosen as the best of show for the “Art Exhibit of the Century.” The juried art exhibit created by the ...


2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees deserve the honor

By Rock Cesario

Alice Cooper Band, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love, Tom Waits and Leon Russell are the performers to be inducted this year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March. When it comes to Diamond, Waits and Russell, my only question is, ...


Police identify fatal accident victim

By Staff

The Mesa County Coroner reports that the man killed in an accident Wednesday along D 1/2 Road was 39-year-old Shannon I. Gallegos of Grand Junction. Gallegos was an occupant of a Ford Taurus that rolled several times on D 1/2 Road, near the ...


State Sen. King calls for utilities commission audit

By The AP

DENVER — Two Republican members of the state’s Legislative Audit Committee, including state Sen. Steve King of Grand Junction, are calling for an audit of the Public Utilities Commission. The Denver Post reports that Sen. Scott ...


Colo. lawmakers move to continue cloud-seeding

By The AP

DURANGO — Efforts to draw more snow out out of Colorado’s clouds could be allowed to continue. The state Senate Agriculture Committee voted Thursday to move forward with a bill that would allow the state to continue to issue ...


Changes proposed for Colo. conservation easements

By The AP

DENVER — A Colorado lawmaker is proposing to change the way the state handles its conservation easements program because of delays in resolving appeals that could result in foreclosures on hundreds of farms and ranches. Rep. Marsha ...


The truth about cats and dogs

By Penny Stine

I’ve been feeling a tad Dr. Doolittle-ish lately. My animals and I have been clearly communicating and I can’t help but feel like People Magazine ought to come and do a feature story about my amazing ability to understand them. On ...


Fruita now boasts Mesa County’s ‘flagship’ library

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When the Mesa County Public Library District tried and failed twice back in the mid-2000s to push through tax increases to build a new central library, some opponents charged that library administrators needed to focus on the outlying ...


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