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Years after expedition, Sumner harbored hard feelings toward Powell, glorification

By Bob Silbernagel

When John Sumner learned of John Wesley Powell’s death in 1902 and saw the laudatory stories about Powell, he had to respond. In an Oct. 13, 1902, letter to The Denver Post, Sumner offered his version the 1869 expedition through the ...


CMU music professor publishes his first solo composition for piano

By Melinda Mawdsley

Although Arthur Houle is an acclaimed pianist, sought after clinician and professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Colorado Mesa University, he has had limited opportunities to be a published composer. Until recently, ...

CMU soccer boxscores, Sept. 28, 2014

By Staff

Colorado Mesa 2, Adams State 1 Men Sunday at Adams State Halftime: 1-0, Adams State Goals: J.J. Dennis, ASU (Carlos Castro), 8:28; Roy Abergil, CMU (Roberto Diaz), 56:06; Stevie Palma, CMU (Oliver Querin), 74:20. Shots: CMU 12 (Nestor ...


The spirit is willing for CMU

By Matt Meyer

After a spirited comeback netted the Colorado Mesa University women’s soccer team the tying goal Sunday, the Mavericks struggled to hang on. Regis midfielder Sid Otto banged a long shot off the left post and into the net in the 79th ...


Retool lives for bird, says biologist

By Dennis Webb

CARBONDALE — A bird mostly confined to the Gunnison Basin but also found in isolated areas including in Mesa County is “in imminent danger of extinction across its entire range,” wildlife biologist Erik Molvar of the ...

Blotter: Sept. 29, 2014

By Staff

Overturned vehicle in Utah Local emergency responders, including members of Mesa County Search and Resuce, were on-scene for hours Sunday on the initial report that a vehicle had overturned in the Colorado River west of the Rabbit Valley ...


Reknowned historian to portray J.W. Powell

By Melinda Mawdsley

Historian, author and award-winning humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson, who recently appeared in Ken Burns’ PBS documentary on the Roosevelts, brings his knowledge and interest in the life of explorer John Wesley Powell to Montrose for a ...

Chamber of Commerce endorses GOP across the board

By Charles Ashby

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce didn’t break any new ground Friday when it released its endorsements for various political offices in the region that are up for grabs in November. They are all Republicans. The chamber, ...


Student of the Week, Sept. 29, 2014

By Staff

GPA: 4.0 After-school activities: National Honors Society, Youth Group, Bible Study, DECA, baby-sitting, working at MJ Thomas Photography, and volunteering at St. Mary’s Hospital on the weekends. Favorite book and its author: ...

Local Briefs, Sept. 29, 2014

By Staff

Electric car rally kicks off Friday Seven electric vehicles will take a fall colors road rally on Friday, leaving from Grand Junction, Aspen and Vail, traveling through communities equipped with vehicle charging stations, and ending with a ...

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