Food bank soon to be homeless

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Volunteer Biff Messinger, vice president of the Community Food Bank, moves some product in their facility in the Mesa County Services building. The food bank has lost its lease and the use of the refrigerator units, in the background, which will not go to the new location.

County to use building for another purpose; agency needs new digs

The Community Food Bank is looking for a new home.
The nonprofit group that supplies food to the needy made that decision shortly after Mesa County decided to evict it from its current location at 200 Spruce St., said Biff Messinger, vice president and volunteer for the food bank.

City broke law in private session

The city of Grand Junction violated state law by failing to record a two-hour executive session last month when City Council members discussed City Manager Rich Englehart’s possible resignation and severance package.

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