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Traffic Alert, Feb. 26, 2017

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions ■ Sewer Repair and Replacement Project, River Road from 24 Road to Persigo Wastewater Plant: Alternating ...


Arena vote draws near

By Amy Hamilton

Some residents can already taste the nachos while taking in a hockey game or feel the thrill ripple through the audience when their beloved band takes the stage. Others shudder to think Grand Junction could invest tens of millions of dollars ...

KKK recruitment fliers land in Junction

By Erin McIntyre

A national campaign to recruit members of the Ku Klux Klan reached Grand Junction earlier this month, when some residents received fliers the week of Valentine’s Day. Some folks reported receiving the fliers, designed with hearts and ...

County gets $200K to study Palisade Plunge route

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County has $200,000 in new funding to move forward in planning the Palisade Plunge, a proposed mountain bike trail that would take riders down 6,000 feet on a 33-mile trail from Powderhorn Mountain Resort to Palisade. The award from the ...


Kuhn readies for retirement from River District

By Dennis Webb

Eric Kuhn remains too busy these days to think too much about it, but a year from now life will likely be quite different for him and for the Colorado River District. The longtime general manager of the district last October told the district ...

Drill rig tampering could soon be a felony

By Charles Ashby

Tampering with oil or gas drilling equipment would become a felony under a bill the Colorado Senate is considering. Republicans who support the measure, SB35, say it is a matter of public safety because tampering with such equipment by ...


Determining if county employees received pay raises proves difficult

By Erin McIntyre

Human resources officials with the county said there is no easy way to tell how many of the county’s employees received raises during the period of time County Commissioner Rose Pugliese referred to in her Dec. 12 comments, and said the ...

Gas industry eyes deeper reach into Asia

By Gary Harmon

Efforts to export natural gas from northwest Colorado to Japan will continue and the United States might someday expand its natural gas reach as far as China, an industry representative said Friday. Northwestern Colorado’s Piceance ...

Students get hands on high tech

By Katie Langford

For dozens of local students on Friday, going to school meant building medical equipment, learning about a 3D printer and writing computer code. The hands-on science, technology, engineering and math workshop, sponsored by the University of ...

Two teens face numerous charges in connection with rash of break-ins

By Staff

Two 18-year-olds are facing a slew of charges for allegedly breaking into a number of vehicles and garages in the area of 31 1/2 Road and F Road early Thursday morning. Allen Acosta and Clayton McCollum each are facing charges of first-degree ...

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