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‘Janitor’ is Lions Hometown Hero

By Charles Ashby

Bob Richardson isn’t really a janitor, but that’s what they called him at the Lions Club on Tuesday. The philanthropic and civic group called Richardson that because he’s been a leader in cleaning up the Colorado River. ...


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Facebook post leads cops to vandalism suspect

By Duffy Hayes

The mystery of who climbed to the top of one of the water tanks north of Interstate 70 in May and stole a pricey light required by the Federal Aviation Administration was seemingly solved when the alleged perpetrator posted a photo of his ...


Longtime city employee to lead public works

By Staff

The city of Grand Junction has a new public works director. City Manager Greg Caton has picked a familiar face — longtime city employee Trent Prall, who worked most recently as the engineering manager — to replace Greg Lanning, ...


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Airport security turbulence abates

By Gary Harmon

Tighter security measures haven’t caused anyone to miss their flights so far this week at Grand Junction Regional Airport, airport officials said, as the Transportation Security Administration moved to help fliers more efficiently ...


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Man gets prison in drug, firearm convictions

By Joe Vaccarelli

A Grand Junction man who avoided a murder charge in a shooting death this summer will still serve at least a decade in prison after accepting a plea agreement on other charges, including drug and firearm possession. John Stene, 27, pleaded ...


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Council debates funding for CMU

By Katie Langford

After tussling over how much money the city should give to Colorado Mesa University in 2018, and whether taxpayer funds should pay for student scholarships, Grand Junction City Council members informally agreed this week to send somewhere ...


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Bennet co-sponsors Medicare option bill

By Gary Harmon

Americans living in rural counties would get a public option for health insurance under a bill introduced by two U.S. senators. The Medicare-X Choice Act by Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., would establish public-option ...


PERA officials talk about pension changes

By Charles Ashby

Greg Smith and his employees are trying to meet with as many people as possible to talk about the proposed legislative changes to the Colorado Public Employees Retirement System. Smith, PERA’s executive director, said the proposed ...


Lease district awards grants

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District announced the award of more than $300,000 in grants to various entities around the county on Monday. The biggest award winner was the Clifton Fire Protection District, which is to receive a ...


TV show to feature Junction’s biogas project

By Gary Harmon

National Geographic Channel’s “Positive Energy” series will take a close look at Grand Junction’s Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant on Wednesday as the series chronicles energy projects in North and South America. The ...


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