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Montrose rundown

By Matt Meyer

MONTROSE — Montrose High School possessed the ball for most of the third quarter and had an 80-yard touchdown drive that took nearly seven minutes off the clock late in the game to beat Class 3A’s top-ranked team, Delta, 28-21 in ...

Trickery helps Pirates rally past Hotchkiss

By Allen Gemaehlich

OLATHE — Olathe High School converted a fake punt on its go-ahead scoring drive, then made a key fourth-down stop Friday night to rally for a 21-13 victory over Hotchkiss at Wilson Field. “We played our hearts out,” ...

Hillman, defense lift Paonia to season-opening win

By Staff

PAONIA — It was ugly, and it was far too close for comfort, but Paonia High School began its defense of last fall’s Class 1A state football championship with a win Friday night. Newcomer Jeremiah Hillman ran for 131 yards and a ...

GJ Rockies blow 7-run lead in loss

By Staff

A seven-run lead with six outs to go Friday night really should have been enough for the Grand Junction Rockies. It wasn’t. Once again, Ogden rallied, this time scoring seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, then won yet ...

State funds 
pay for more 
school staff

By Emily Shockley

Two District 51 schools are expanding their administrative staffs this year thanks to a boost in state funding. Grand Junction High School is restoring a dean of students position and former Grand Junction High Assistant Principal Jami Moore ...


Downtown breakaway backfires on Skarda

By Dale Shrull

Alexis Skarda is no stranger to being in the lead. The three-time USA Cycling Division II national champion is no stranger to Grand Junction either, and she was looking to sneak up on a field of proven professional riders Friday night at the ...


GJ softball team puts it together in first win

By Staff

The Grand Junction High School softball team finally played like it had been practicing Friday and the result was the Tigers’ first victory of the season, 8-3 over Delta during the first day of the Deke DeCrow Memorial Tournament. Haley ...

Rain keeps reservoir levels steady

By Gary Harmon

The rains of August kept Western Slope reservoir levels steady at a time when they normally fall sharply as irrigators get the most for their crops. This August, however, reservoir levels are holding even, and rising above 2013 levels, even ...

Water storage ‘absolutely’ part of plan

By Gary Harmon

Western Slope water storage is “absolutely” a part of the Colorado water plan that is to be complete in just over a year, said the head of the Colorado Water Conservation Board. James Eklund, however, declined to offer specifics ...

Body found in river ID’d

By Staff

A body recovered Aug. 20 from the Colorado River near Persigo Wash has been identified as a 57-year-old local man, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Friday. Rodney Crumbaker of Grand Junction was identified using fingerprints in an ...

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