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Partners Superstars2 6-7-9

Pulling together: Superstars help Partners

By Melinda Mawdsley

How quickly people undress is sometimes more important than how fast they swim. One of the final events of the Mesa County Partners Superstars competition —  and maybe the most entertaining — was a relay race Sunday in the ...


White roofs, roads may equate to green

By Staff

A recent pronouncement by the U.S. Department of Energy secretary that white rooftops and roads could diminish global warming has some locals reacting with disdain, while others say lighter colors to keep temperatures down make a whole lot of ...


Hot Tomato Jen 6-7-9

Fruita landlord,  Hot Tomato Cafe owners at odds about rent hike

By Melinda Mawdsley

Disagreements on terms of a new lease may leave a Fruita business out in the cold. The lease for Hot Tomato Cafe and Pizzeria, 201 E. Aspen Ave., expires June 30. Hot Tomato Cafe owners Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller won’t sign the new ...


City delays builder fees to help out

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Confronted with sinking building permit numbers and developers struggling to get their projects off the ground, Grand Junction city planners are instituting what they think will be a small but helpful change to get cash flowing into ...


Ross Schnell Mnt bike 6-5-9

GJ native Schnell venturing into new territories on a bike

By Allen Gemaehlich

Ross Schnell finds himself in the unusual situation of looking for something to do. That’s usually not a problem for him. The Grand Junction native has become a popular and successful mountain bike racer, but sustained an avulsion ...


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Hundreds of iris varieties thrive on Grand Valley farm

By Dave Buchanan

On a recent spring morning, the sun barely peeking above a line of cottonwoods, Victoria and Darrell Rule stroll through a rainbow-hued field of bearded irises. It’s the height of the iris season and the perfume of thousands of irises ...


Irises through the ages

By Dave Buchanan

Irises have been cultivated since at least the time of the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III (1479–1425 BCE), who celebrated his conquest of part of Asia Minor by planting a garden near one of his palaces to display some of the plants ...


Briefs: Local Sports June 07, 2009

By Staff

Running • Lenny Staats won Saturday’s Desert Water Tower Race in Grand Junction. Staats finished the five-mile course in 31 minutes, 27 seconds, to win by more than a minute over Scott Olson. Cynthia Malleck was the women’s ...


CWA Golf Rakowski 6-6-9

Rakowski, Knous find themselves at top of leader board at Colorado West Amateur

By Staff

Jim Knous and Connor Rakowski had a bet. Whichever Roaring Fork Valley golfer was ahead of the other after the second day of the Colorado West Amateur tournament would have to drive the other to today’s final round. “Now we have ...


Gary Harmon Column June 07, 2009

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President Obama has tapped a 31-year-old campaign aide who attended, but didn’t complete law school, to head up the remaking of General Motors. Brian Deese is a special assistant to the president for economic policy, about the only ...


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