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SustainAbility: Alpacas

By Adele Israel

I never knew how much I liked alpacas until last weekend when I spent time with them. Claudia and Lesley, two of my new girlfriends from Ohr Shalom, joined me for National Alpaca Farm Day in touring two alpaca farms in Palisade. Extremely ...


In Brief: Stockert to keep coaching at Fruita

By Staff

Prep Wrestling Stockert to keep coaching at Fruita Call Jim Stockert the Brett Favre of high school wrestling. The 30-year Fruita Monument High School wrestling coach, who announced his retirement earlier this fall, has been selected to ...


In Winder’s world, rules don’t matter

By Staff

Vernon Neil Winder has effectively raised his tobacco-stained middle finger to the Mesa County commissioners and all the citizens of Mesa County. Winder is the 75-year-old junk collector whose land at 2525 1/2 South Broadway has twice been ...


Local Briefs, Oct. 6, 2009

By Staff

Western Slope residents win Vegas trip Collbran’s Melody Gulman and Clifton’s Elaine Baker were two of four Coloradans to win trips to Las Vegas as part of the Colorado Lottery. Each won a trip for two to Las Vegas Nov. ...


Death Notices, Oct. 6, 2009

By Staff

Broadcaster and writer Melvyn Bragg is 70. Actress Britt Ekland is 67. Singer Millie Small is 63. The president of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams, is 61. Singer-musician Thomas McClary is 60. CBS chief executive officer Les Moonves is 60. Rock singer ...


County Commission gives new church an $82,670 break

By Staff

A church, moving from within the city of Grand Junction to 33 acres in unincorporated Mesa County, is the first to successfully challenge Mesa County’s transportation impact fee since the fee was established in 2005, according to Ken ...


Stine’s Lines: Being a dance show fan is a lonely affair

By Staff

Much to my family’s dismay, there are now two dancing reality shows on TV this season. Or is that two reality dancing shows? If you ask my politically incorrect 17-year old, they’re simply mom’s gay dancing shows and I watch ...


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Middle East war veterans endure invisible injuries

By Melinda Mawdsley

Realizing he could die at any time changed Konrad Schlarbaum forever. The Central High School graduate was deployed with the U.S. Army south of Baghdad from August 2006 until November 2007 as part of the war in Iraq. What the former ...


Economic conditions don’t justify official lies

By Staff

“You can’t handle the truth!” Jack Nicholson’s Marine colonel character famously shouted in the film, “A Few Good Men.” Unfortunately, it appears some of this country’s top economic officials believed ...


Legislators should oppose budget-strangling initiatives

By Bill Grant

Our state legislators, Sen. Josh Penry and Reps. Laura Bradford and Steve King, should distance themselves from the three petitions currently circulating for signatures. Designed to defund state government to the point it could not function to ...


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