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Higgins’ move to setter pays off for Central volleyball team

By Staff

Haleigh Higgins’ eyes still light up when she gets the chance to go for a kill on the volleyball court. Her chances are a lot fewer than they were in years past, but she’s all right with that. “I think (setting) is really ...

Police Blotter, Nov. 5, 2009

By Staff

Info sought in rash of tire rim thefts Law enforcement agencies need help in locating the person or people stole who tires and rims from Grand Valley businesses and residences on at least 14 occasions since Aug. 31. Anyone with information ...

Local health exec takes lumps from comedian

By {screen_name}

Alex Lange benefited from and eventually will live down the fat-baby story that has so far surrounded his young existence. So, too, will Steve ErkenBrack. It might take longer, though, for the fat-baby furor to melt away. Alex this year ...


Mesa’s X factor: Follett could be key to reaching nationals

By {screen_name}

Kelsey Follett is discovering her potential. The Mesa State College sophomore is finally healthy, and could be the runner who gives the 15th-ranked Mavericks the results they need Saturday in the Central Region meet in Wayne, Neb., to qualify ...

Election demonstrates conservatives still have power

By Rick Wagner

The dust from Tuesday’s election has settled but the rubble has not been cleared away and a mighty pile it has become. Not since the Watergate scandal have we seen a political party and president take such a screaming roller coaster ride ...

Consumers push hard on Ford’s accelerator

By Staff

Ford Motor Co. may not be the emblem of a thriving, 21st century American auto company. But it’s moving in that direction. And, unlike General Motors and Chrysler, it is doing so without any bailout money from the federal ...

Man’s jail death of natural causes, Montrose County coroner says

By Paul Shockley

A man found dead in a holding cell at the Montrose County Jail had suffered from a heart condition, according to the Montrose County Coroner’s Office. Gerardo Velazquez-Velazquez, 45, died of natural causes on Sept. 12. The coroner ...

Economic council celebrates 25 years

By Emily Shockley

Boards crossed the windows of downtown and North Avenue commercial space. Small retailers disappeared each month. Unemployment crept above 11 percent. It was two years after Exxon pulled out of Garfield County when local business and civic ...

County handles priority vaccinations

By Staff

Five months after the World Health Organization declared an influenza pandemic, the Mesa County Health Department says it has vaccinated enough health care workers to handle the situation, according to a news release issued by the department ...

Mesa State trustees vote to drop anthropology, other programs

By Emily Shockley

Anthropology will no longer be offered as a major or minor at Mesa State College. Classes in anthropology will continue to be offered by professor Barry Michrina. But the phasing out of the anthropology major will mean the end of Clare ...

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