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Ballyhooed uranium mine now sits silent

By Staff

The Whirlwind Mine in Gateway, once hailed as a rich source of uranium in a resurgent market, has been sitting idle since the economy plummeted. Owned by Energy Fuels Inc. of Canada, the Whirlwind Mine produced tons of uranium in the 1950s. ...


Fighting the cold at Palisade’s Woodburn Invitational track meet

By Staff

No one can question Olevia Shafer’s commitment to track this season. In addition to her daily workouts during the week, the Palisade High School sophomore has been practicing before school and even staying for more work after ...

Weather continues to plague Mavs’ baseball schedule

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The wind was blowing to beat the band and rain was imminent. There was no way an RMAC baseball doubleheader between fourth-ranked Mesa State and Nebraska-Kearney was going to get played Saturday or today, so the coaches agreed to cancel the ...


LS: Brides find ways to save, no matter who is hitched to the bill

By Melinda Mawdsley

Andrea Mitchell is paying for her wedding in cash. When Mitchell, 21, and fiance Drew Keck, 26, host their wedding next month in Grand Junction, they will have homemade centerpieces at the reception tables and homemade ...

LS: Wedding business tied into the economic knot

By Melinda Mawdsley

Judy Panozzo rarely discounts her wedding gowns. But through March 31, she offered a $99 Stimulus Sale at Victoria Rose, 2454 U.S. Highway 6&50. Brides could get $99 off any wedding dress at the store. The sale was directly related to a ...

LS: Seamstress and authority on wedding, prom dresses

By Melinda Mawdsley

Alice Muhr, a seamstress at Victoria Rose, 2454 U.S. Highway 6&50, has lived in western Colorado her entire life. She was born and raised in Olathe. On a recent afternoon, Muhr, 52, enjoyed a decaf nonfat iced white mocha while talking ...

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Cell phones a lifeline for the homeless

By Amy Hamilton

Mary Jane Sanchez would be lost without her cell phone. The homeless Grand Junction woman uses the Verizon cell phone she received from her 27-year-old son at Christmas to talk to him often, after 9 p.m., when her minutes are free. ...

Gary Harmon Column April 05, 2009

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Re branded and renamed, the world’s largest car company (or at least it was for a long time) is ready to put the rubber to the road. Once known as GM, the new behemoth of the byways is about to be christened DNC Motors, as the president ...

Whiteley sets mark at dragway

By Allen Gemaehlich

Children sought his autograph and his competitor claimed he wasn’t worthy. Grand Junction driver Jim Whiteley was on the receiving end of several compliments after breaking a 30-plus year old record Saturday night at the Western ...

Death Notices April 05, 2009

By Staff

•  Jerald “Jerry” L. Brannon Jr., 35, Peoria, Ariz., died March 31, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. The funeral will take place at 1 p.m. Monday at the ...

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