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City may reinstate, add jobs in coming year

By Lory Pounder

Reinstating city positions that went away with the economic downturn and funding alternatives for a Colorado Mesa University project were a couple of the items touched on during the Grand Junction City Council’s budget discussions ...

Proposed county budget has $38M in big projects

By Duffy Hayes

Capital projects would get a big boost next year if the framework for the county’s 2013 budget that was previewed Monday is adopted later this year. County Administrator Chantal Unfug presented the preliminary plan for next year’s ...

Delta shelter in need of more space

By Lory Pounder

Those coming through the doors seeking a warm bed are often people the volunteers with The Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter already know. They are longtime Delta County residents or families who have fallen on hard times, said Kami ...

Recyling firm finds new market after mill closes

By Lory Pounder

With the industry under pressure to make life easier by allowing people to throw all recyclables together, product quality took a hit, resulting in the recent closure of an Arizona recycle paper mill with 300 employees. “There’s ...

Finish oil shale research first, poll says

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Nearly three-quarters of Garfield County residents favor that companies working in oil shale should complete successful research before beginning commercial production, a poll taken in September shows. The Denver-based Checks and Balances ...

Regional food bank chooses Palisade for central location

By Duffy Hayes

The largest commercial building in Palisade is in the process of welcoming a new occupant, the Food Bank of the Rockies. The nonprofit organization that distributes food to 1,271 hunger-relief programs from Colorado to Wyoming selected a ...


Xcel Energy pulls plug on flags, other decorations

By Duffy Hayes

The festive holiday season — and the high-flying, decorative banners and flags that often go along with it — extends into January and beyond every year. But the number of street- lights dressed way down for this holiday season in ...

Grand Junction begins leaf collection

By Lory Pounder

As yards become colorfully decorated with the season, the city of Grand Junction begins its annual Fall Leaf Pick Up program today. Raked piles set 18 inches out from the curb that crews will collect is more than just a popular service for ...


All systems go

By Nick Walter

They entered the world indistinguishable. They hope to end their high school cross country careers the same way. Meet the Whiting twins. So close in their standout speed and slender appearance and extreme intelligence, the Delta High School ...

Ex-Oxbow exec says billionaire Koch held him captive

By Charles Ashby

A former vice president of Oxbow Carbon LLC, which operates a coal mine in Delta County, has filed a civil complaint against his former boss, billionaire William Koch. But company officials say the civil lawsuit, filed in state court in ...

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