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Blog: Inauguration January 07, 2009

By Guest Columnist

January 20th, 2009 By now, you will be tired of reading about long lines and throngs upon throngs of crowds. By now, you will be tired of reading how cold it is. By now, you will have heard that there were more than 2 million Americans on ...

Suspect accused of sex assault

By Dennis Webb

A Parachute man has been arrested on suspicion he sexually assaulted two children, one of them over a number of years. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department arrested Michael William Wood, 48, on Dec. 31. He was being held Tuesday in ...

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OUTside Column January 07, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

When it’s so cold your eyelashes ice up as fast as your rod guides, it’s time to come out of the water for the annual trek to Denver for The Fly Fishing Show. Interrupt that long winter’s nap for three concentrated days of ...

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By Dave Buchanan

Binocular? Binoculars? Formally they are called binocular telescopes, a monocular telescope being the one-eyed piece similar to what Ahab might have used to spot the white whale. You should call them a binocular, but no one does that. ...

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Fire doesn’t wilt longtime floral shop

By {screen_name}

Pity that schefflera plant that froze and those stuffed toys that were spoiled by smoke. Pity the main building with the gaping hole in the roof near the west end and the soiled carpet beneath it. Pity, for a moment, Johnson’s House ...

City braces for recession by cutting its spending

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Grand Junction City Manager Laurie Kadrich has instructed department heads to delay spending their budgets for the first quarter of the year, as the city braces itself for the possibility its revenue could slip in the midst of the ...

Blog: Inaugeration January 06, 2009

By Guest Columnist

January 4th, 2009 Last spring local resident Tim Curry and his son took a little trip — to the Ukraine, which is about 8,000 miles away. It seems that the Ukraine, for the first time in history, was trying their hand at democracy by ...


Palisade the first team to get back on the court after two-week layoff

By Patrick Bahr

Season number two for the local high school basketball teams begins today. Returning to the court after more than a two-week break, there are a full slate of games this week. The Central girls (4-4) will be traveling to Kirtland, N.M. to ...

Briefs: Local Sports January 06, 2009

By Staff

College Basketball • Mesa State men ranked in top 25 The Mesa State College men’s basketball team moved up one spot to 24th in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II poll. The Mavericks (10-1) gained the ...

Bill Grant Column Jannuary 06, 2009

By Bill Grant

Sunday brought some relief from the days of heavy pollution that darkened the skies last week, as an impermeable barrier of warm air settled like a lid over the Grand Valley. The photograph on showed a crisp and clear morning ...

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