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How Mesa State College became Colorado Mesa University

By Guest Columnist

By Tim Foster What started as Grand Junction Junior College in 1925 has grown and matured to become one of Colorado’s shining stars of higher learning. Throughout our relatively short history, Mesa State College’s name has ...

One indication why cutting the budget strikes sour note

By Denny Herzog

All that jazz. That, and tens of thousands of other tiny federal programs is, if not the only thing, certainly one of the main things that stands between us and the elimination of red ink in the federal government. Nat Hentoff, the novelist, ...

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County collects leftover prescription meds

By Paul Shockley

Roni Haddock didn’t come close to finishing her prescription. After recent surgery, Haddock’s doctor prescribed high-powered painkillers, Oxycodone and 800 milligram Tylenol. On Saturday, she biked down to the Grand Junction ...

Blotter, May 1, 2011

By Staff

Strange actions reported The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday received a report of a woman opening mailboxes and following people in the 100 block of 29 Road. According to the Grand Junction Police Department: Andrew ...

Montrose adult felony arrests dip 11%

By William Woody

MONTROSE —  Felony arrests during the first quarter of 2011 are down compared with the first quarter a year earlier, but service calls are up, according to numbers released by the Montrose Police Department. Felony arrests of ...

Semi driver rolls his rig, spills liquid

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man was issued a summons Saturday after rolling an 18-wheel tanker truck on Colorado Highway 65, four miles from the Interstate 70 junction. Russell Akans, 49, was driving westbound about noon when he lost control of his ...


Clinic teaches women the basics of riding the trails on a mountain bike

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Deven Meininger made it over the first split log on her mountain bike, but hit the second. Her bike stopped abruptly, and she crashed. The 31-year-old Durango woman was down on the grass before she could process what happened. Meininger, ...

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Bizarre day: Snow, strange plays, protest part of Mavs’ DH split

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Just about everything is new to college freshmen, but Ashley Pulido had never seen this before. “First time playing in the snow,” the Mesa State College softball team’s pitcher said Saturday after the snow started flying in ...

Prep Baseball Results, Saturday, April 30

By Staff

Grand Junction 11,  Montezuma-Cortez 4 Saturday at Canyon View Park Montezuma-Cortez 000 031 0 — 4 4 2 Grand Junction 700 202 X — 11 15 4 Ryan Haley, Martinez (5), Hernandez (6), and Tallon Ralston; Garrick Lemley, ...

Weekly Planner, May 1, 2011

By Staff

You can get items in Planner the following ways: Mail items to Community News, P.O. Box 668, Grand Junction 81502. Please include time, date, place, address and phone number. E-mail them to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email ...

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