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Towns in Garfield County 
get grants for mineral leases

By Charles Ashby

Several communities in Garfield County were awarded more than $1.3 million in grants for various projects thanks to the county’s Federal Mineral Lease District. The district announced its fall awards to nine communities and school ...


Rifle hosts 5 finalists for new city manager

By Staff

The city of Rifle is hosting a reception for the five finalists in the search for a new city manager, and the Rifle City Council encourages the public to attend the reception and meet the candidates. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 8 ...


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U-turn on North Avenue?

By Joe Vaccarelli

Grand Junction City Council will vote Nov. 1 on whether to rescind an earlier decision to change the name of North Avenue to University Boulevard, the council decided Wednesday. The 6-0 vote — Councilman Duke Wortmann was absent ...


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Two pedestrians hit, killed within hours of each other

By Katie Langford

Two people died Wednesday in separate vehicle-pedestrian accidents that happened about 10 hours apart on opposite ends of the Grand Valley. Wesley Harlan, 94, Clifton, died after he was hit by a school bus and a car Wednesday morning in the ...


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Nearly $250K given to boost tax campaigns

By Staff

Donors poured close to $250,000 combined into the two campaigns seeking higher taxes for Mesa County public safety officials and schools. Campaign issue committee Citizens for School District 51, which is campaigning for measures 3A and 3B, ...


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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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‘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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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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