Gravel company’s plans pit it against Orchard Mesa neighborhood

JOHN KELCHNER, right, watches his four children and neighborhood visitors play at the dead end of 29 3/4 Road. The hillside to the left is under review to be taken down 100 feet for gravel. Neighbors in the area are upset because the permit under consideration by the city of Grand Junction allows 300 round trips per day for trucks using the narrow road.



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JOHN KELCHNER, right, watches his four children and neighborhood visitors play at the dead end of 29 3/4 Road. The hillside to the left is under review to be taken down 100 feet for gravel. Neighbors in the area are upset because the permit under consideration by the city of Grand Junction allows 300 round trips per day for trucks using the narrow road.

John Kelchner thought it was a twisted joke when he learned a gravel pit is proposed for the vacant land across the street from his Orchard Mesa home. Kelchner’s four children and…




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