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University commits its dorms for racers

By Gary Harmon

Organizers hoping to attract a leg of the USA Pro Challenge bicycle race got a leg up from Colorado Mesa University with a commitment of hundreds of dorm rooms and thousands of room night stays for team members, worth some $145,000. The ...

Traffic Alert, Nov. 22, 2015

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with travel restrictions ■ G Road Improvement Project between 23 Road and 23 1/2 Road: G Road is closed to through traffic. All ...

You Said It, Nov. 29, 2015

By Staff

In last week’s edition of You Said It, we invited readers to share what they were thankful for this holiday season. Here are some of your responses: To the man who found my wallet this week, took the time to gather everything up and ...


More snow possible through Monday

By Greg Ruland

More than a half inch of snow accumulated at Grand Junction Regional Airport Friday night, but it wasn’t the first snow of the winter, the National Weather Service reported. The 0.7 of an inch that fell between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. in ...


Palisade crowd enjoys sweet taste of chocolate, admires local artists’ works

By Greg Ruland

There was plenty of delicious chocolate at every shop where patrons punched their card for a gift basket drawing, but it was the art created by Palisade’s most talented residents that drew hundreds downtown for the Art and Chocolate Walk ...


State official: Watch out for holiday scams

By Charles Ashby

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman wants Coloradans to enjoy the holidays, but warns them to take care to whom they give their money. So as part of her office’s consumer protection duties, she’s released her first Attorney ...


Consultant: Don’t close this trail

By Gary Harmon

Miles of routes that run through sage and across slickrock behind the Bookcliffs offer rare opportunities that should be managed, not cordoned off, said the consultant handling Mesa County’s appeal of a plan by the Bureau of Land ...


District 51 paid ex-exec more than was due

By Katie Langford

Former District 51 Communications Director Dan Dougherty received $66,831 in severance pay that was not required by his employment contract, as well as thousands of dollars in compensation and reimbursements for commuting from his home in ...


Winefest tickets on sale Monday

By Amy Hamilton

Palisade’s popular, end-of-summer, all-you-can-drink wine tasting festival doesn’t really need any advertising. For the first time last year, the Colorado Mountain Winefest sold out its allotted number of tickets by about noon on ...

Some BLM roads close on Dec. 1

By Staff

At least 10 roads on federal land near Grand Junction will be closed to motorized vehicles for the winter starting Monday and ending March 1, the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Junction Field Office announced earlier this week. Gates ...

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