Brush fire threatens structures Saturday night

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A large fire east of 26 Road broke out around 10 p.m. on Saturday night. No injuries or burned structures were reported.

A large brush fire burning on the city’s northwest side threatened several structures, but few details were available late Saturday night.
Flames more than 100 feet tall burned across a stretch of land near the 2600 block of Chestnut Drive, but no injuries or burned structures were reported, said John Williams, battalion chief for the Grand Junction Fire Department.

Drainage officials float homeowner fees as fix to flood problems

In mid-June, after a localized storm over the Bookcliffs, residents who live in the vicinity of 34 and 35 roads and F and G roads watched helplessly as rivers of silt, water and debris overflowed ditches and washes. The runoff couldn’t be swept down to the Colorado River quickly enough and it pushed water into front yards, driveways and pastures along the way.

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