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House damaged by smoke

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction firefighter sustained minor injuries when a ceiling collapsed during a fire Friday at an Orchard Mesa home. The firefighter was taken to a local hospital as a precautionary measure. A passing motorist saw flames coming from ...


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R-5 teacher best in state for alternative education

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R-5 High teacher Maggie Childers is this year’s recipient of the Colorado Alternative Cooperative Education (ACE) Teacher of the Year Award. Childers said she was honored and surprised to receive the statewide award just two years into ...


Library branches set October record

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The Mesa County Public Library District had its best October ever when local library branches checked out 112,195 books, videos and other items. Circulation suffered slightly in August and September after the contents of the library ...


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Cops: Leader stole $6K from Scouts

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction-area Girl Scouts troop leader is accused of stealing approximately $6,000 from the troop’s cookie fundraiser. Carmen Jean Wysong, 27, 12880 Colorado Highway 65, Eckert, allegedly confessed in a tearful interview ...


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Suspect accused of plan to murder

By Paul Shockley

A man originally charged as an accessory to the slaying of a man last month on Orchard Mesa is now accused of murder. Aaron Ungles, 26, 180 Edlun Road, was arrested late Wednesday on a Mesa County Sheriff’s Department warrant on ...


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Vet receives 19-year term 
in stabbings;
 4 were hurt

By Paul Shockley

A combat veteran who claimed he had no memory of wielding a hammer and stabbing four people in a dispute over July 4 fireworks last year was sentenced Thursday to serve 19 years in state prison. Alejandro Olvera, 26, could have received ...


Wildlife officers seek aid in solving moose killings

By Staff

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person or persons responsible for killing a cow moose and her two calves Wednesday in an empty lot within Mountain Shadows Estates, a subdivision ...


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GJ rental vacancies at lowest level since 2008

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Grand Junction’s apartment vacancy rate dropped to its lowest point in nearly four years during the third quarter of 2012. In September, 3.8 percent of Grand Junction apartments were empty, according to a Colorado Division of Housing ...


Report: Oil shale industry a threat
 to water

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Oil shale development could threaten angling and hunting in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming because of its potential water demand, a sporting organization said in a report released Thursday. “While water use scenarios vary greatly due to the ...


Vote turnout
 sets record 
at 95 percent


By Charles Ashby

Mesa County broke a record in turnout when voters went to the polls last week. More than 95 percent of the county’s 76,075 registered voters cast a ballot on Election Day, topping 2008’s record turnout of 92 percent, said Mesa ...


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