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    A place to call home

    After 55 years as a nomadic congregation, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley finally has a place of its own. What was once a credit union and then library...

  • Biz Buzz, Aug. 30, 2015

    Opa’s Restaurant, 440 Main St. in Delta, is Angela Lindberg‘s tribute to her grandfather. His favorite recipes for authentic German dishes highlight a menu that includes...

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    Nearly $106,000 lost in fraud cases through welfare

    Two women face a combined 51 criminal charges, in cases with combined losses of nearly $106,000, stemming from welfare fraud prosecutions filed in August, according to court...

  • Traffic alert, Aug. 30, 2015

    Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions North Avenue Median Landscaping — Sunday: North Avenue...

  • End in sight for uranium cleanup

    A cleanup and reclamation of two abandoned former uranium mines about 14 miles northeast of Meeker is entering its final stages, the U.S. Forest Service says. The agency has been leading...

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    Fruita unveils its $11,000 website, gears up for logo

    If you haven’t seen it yet, check out Fruita’s new, more organized website, fruita.org. The new site that was unveiled last week is intended to present a cleaner look. Its...

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    BLM will trim rugged West Douglas herd by 167 in September relocation plan

    By Colorado standards, Texas Mountain isn’t much — its 8,455-foot elevation ranks it number 3,163 in order of the state’s mountains, according to peakery.com. Texas...

  • Coffman applauds water-rule injunction

    Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is cheering a ruling blocking implementation of new federal water-protection rules in numerous states — a ruling she participated in...

  • Death Notices, Aug. 30, 2015

    ■ Lillian “Lil” Deming, 88, Clifton, died Aug. 26, 2015, at HopeWest Care Center. Services are planned at a later date. Ms. Deming was a homemaker. She is survived by...

  • Blotter, Aug. 30, 2015

    Property stolen from yard 
    An unknown offender entered a fenced area at a property in the 2800 block of Patterson Avenue on Aug. 25. The suspect caused approximately...

  • Man jailed 
in sex case 
with girl, 12

    A Grand Junction man was ordered jailed on a $50,000 cash bond on allegations he repeatedly had sex with an underage girl, starting when she 12, after meeting her online via social...

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    Big claims, little action

    The affidavit that led to an FBI raid and sent Grand Junction Regional Airport into a tailspin — apparently without basis, having resulted in no arrests — paints a picture of an...


  • Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said.

  • Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge

    SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.

  • Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams

    ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) — On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents, catching their breath, fresh from evading border police.

  • Mali militia agrees to leave occupied northern town

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government-allied militia has agreed to leave a northern Mali town it occupied earlier this month following clashes with Tuareg separatists, a move praised by the country's United Nations peacekeeping mission as helpful for preserving a fragile peace accord.

  • New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.

  • Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.

  • Man held in toddler's July disappearance faces new charges

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say the man being held in connection with the disappearance of a Jacksonville toddler has attempted to escape from jail.

  • Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

    HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing.

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