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081511 Race peaches

Plastic peaches taking a plunge

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The fate of the Palisade High School Knowledge Bowl team is tied to 2,000 plastic peaches. The team will float the peaches, which cost $5 for one or $10 for three, down the Colorado River at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Palisade Peach Plunge to ...

Bennet: Solution to drilling dispute ‘getting closer’

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet voiced optimism Monday about the prospects for legislatively protecting 220,000 acres west of Carbondale from oil and gas development, before heading to the heart of drilling country in Rifle to hear about challenges ...

Briefs, Aug. 16, 2011

By Staff

Airport gets $1.2 million grant for runway study Grand Junction Regional Airport has received a federal grant of almost $1.2 million to conduct an environmental assessment for the replacement of the airport’s main runway. Mesa County ...

081611 motivational

Grand Junction High School alumnus offers words of help to new freshmen

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Jamie Utt, a national diversity consultant, returned to his alma mater Monday to help freshmen adjust to the social pressures of high school. Utt graduated from Grand Junction High School in 2003. “It’s really cool to be back ...

Suit against TABOR should be dismissed, says attorney general

By Charles Ashby

A lawsuit intended to throw out the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights should be dismissed, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said in a motion filed Monday. Suthers said a suit filed last May in U.S. District Court in Denver challenging the ...

Sports in Brief: Minnesota-Duluth enters season No. 1

By Staff

College Football Minn.-Duluth enters season No. 1 Minnesota-Duluth enters the NCAA Division II football season as the No. 1 team in the nation, according to the American Football Coaches Association, which released its preseason poll ...

Health Briefs, Aug. 16, 2011

By Staff

Give blood, get ice cream St. Mary’s Hospital will give a pint of ice cream to every person who donates a pint of blood in August. The “Pint for a Pint” blood drive is an annual event at St. Mary’s Regional Blood ...

Denver magazine lists 15 Grand Junction dentists among Colorado’s best

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Denver’s 5280 magazine recognized 15 Grand Junction oral-health professionals on its 2011 list of the top dentists in the state. The magazine draws its annual list from, which updates its database of thousands of ...

Police Blotter, Aug. 16, 2011

By Staff

Dog safety urged The Delta Police Department is asking people not to leave their dogs in parked cars during the hot summer months, after receiving six calls for dogs left in cars in the Delta Wal-Mart parking lot over a recent four-day ...

Not all get school immunizations

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Back to school means back to the doctor for many Colorado students. Local students are expected to have a history of 16 immunizations by the time they enroll in 12th grade. Students in each grade are supposed to prove they have received or ...

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