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Postal Service is looking for Orchard Mesa spot

By Amy Hamilton

A limited-services post office housed in the First National Bank of the Rockies on Orchard Mesa will close in September, according to the U.S. Postal Service. David Rupert, postal spokesman for Colorado, said the bank at 2775 Acrin Ave. has ...


GJ businessman killed in Mexico

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John Brink, the owner of Brink’s Fine Jewelry in downtown Grand Junction, died Wednesday from injuries he sustained in a swimming accident in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Brink, 54, was in Mexico with his wife, Janet, celebrating his ...


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Where it rained in valley, it poured

By Melinda Mawdsley

Where were you for the first substantial rainfall in recent memory? It was likely a question on numerous Grand Junction residents’ minds Saturday, as a thunderstorm moved through the area about 5 p.m., dumping up to half an inch of rain ...


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Ex-Marine gets prison for ATM break-ins

By Amy Hamilton

A former Marine who admitted to burglarizing 11 ATMs in Mesa County and dozens more in Eagle and Summit County last summer was sentenced Friday by a Mesa County district judge to four years in prison. Eric Callaghan, 25, an honorably ...


Crews pause to remember Storm King 14

By Dennis Webb

Crews fighting a wildfire outside De Beque Friday joined others fighting fires across the country in pausing to remember 14 colleagues who died July 6, 1994, on Storm King Mountain near Glenwood Springs. The remembrance was held at 4 p.m., ...


Ute Water eyes reservoir water as insurance policy

By Dennis Webb

The Ute Water Conservancy District is hoping to contract for about 10,000 acre-feet a year of water from Ruedi Reservoir above Basalt as insurance against drought. “Probably in most years it would stay in the reservoir,” district ...


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Preserving St. Joe’s past

By Rachel Sauer

The faces of the saints are as serene and wise as they were 100 years ago, the rich crimson and indigo of their robes as vivid as they’ve been for a century. But there are cracks, hairline fissures that zig-zag to holes large and small. ...


No tickets issued for 4th fireworks violations

By Katie Langford

Grand Valley law enforcement agencies didn’t write a single ticket for fireworks use this week as Colorado’s statewide fire ban stamped out personal fireworks shows, with the majority of residents keeping their celebrations ...


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Low rivers still dangerous

By Dennis Webb

The temperatures are high. The river is low, cool and inviting. It’s a tempting time to hit the water, but as recent incidents remind us, there’s great danger in doing so without a life jacket, also known as a personal flotation ...


Health care mandate needs to be refined, Pace says

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The Democrat who hopes to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has one thing in common with his opponent. Sal Pace is uncomfortable with the individual mandate to purchase health insurance, he said Thursday during a visit to Grand ...


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