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Parking is now free at bagged metered spaces around downtown Grand Junction.

Beginning today and lasting through January 1, 2016, parking is now free in downtown Grand Junction spaces where the meters are covered with orange bags that say “Season’s Greetings Free Parking.” The free parking includes the public spaces in the downtown parking garage on Rood Avenue. Exceptions to the free parking include loading, handicapped, no parking and unbagged metered spaces surrounding government offices.

Victim in hit-and-run accident dies

The person who was allegedly dragged by an 18-wheeler after an accident Tuesday morning in the parking lot of The Atrium assisted living facility has died, the Grand Junction Police Department reported.

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