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Brandon Thompson, left, of Boca Raton, Fla., and his friend, Andy Martin of Telluride, hike Serpents Trail on Monday in Colorado National Monument. Both are Grand Junction natives. They met to visit the monument while Thompson was in Grand Junction and Martin was hiking the Continental Divide Trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border.


Grand Junction has a good mix of manufacturing companies, lots of space to attract more businesses and good commercial air service.
It could stand to improve its broadband infrastructure, offer up one website or entity for economic development queries and coordinate its marketing message.

Murdered infant’s parents arrested

Authorities in Minnesota arrested two Parachute parents on Monday who were wanted after their 4-week-old daughter was murdered.


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