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Feds reject plan to pipe water from Wyoming

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The Fort Collins man aiming to build a pipeline to carry water from western Wyoming to Colorado’s Front Range said he is undeterred by a federal agency’s rejection of his permit application. Project opponents, however, said Aaron ...

Budget forum attendees want administrative discussion

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The third and final School District 51 community budget forum Thursday at Redlands Middle School focused on the same four topic areas discussed at the two previous forums this month in other locations. As with the second forum, which took ...


Pros, cons to winter weather, to put it mildly

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A cold bite of gelato wasn’t an easy sell during Gelato Junction’s first three winters in business. This year, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s making regular appearances in the forecast, owner Paula Hawkins said more people ...

Rents creep up; vacancies tighten

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Apartments were more expensive to rent and slightly less available in Grand Junction during the fourth quarter of 2011 compared to the final quarter of 2010. Grand Junction’s apartment rental market tightened to 7 percent vacancy in the ...


Mother tells police her son forced her to aid in robbery

By Paul Shockley

An elderly woman suspected in a botched burglary at a Grand Junction business told police her son forced her to elude an officer during a short vehicle pursuit, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Steven Wayne Gearhart, 49, posted a ...


DA won’t file charge of bias crime in bar fight

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors today will not file a felony charge alleging bias of sexual orientation factored in an alleged assault last week outside a downtown Grand Junction bar, a senior official with the Mesa County District Attorney’s Office ...


Christianity enters solemn phase of year

By Rachel Sauer

As people knelt to receive two strokes of ash on their foreheads, they heard the familiar words: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” It was an important reminder of mortality, but also of hope. “The ...

Video lottery at horse racing tracks unconstitutional, casinos say of bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A bill to allow horse racing tracks to operate video lottery terminal machines in the state is unconstitutional, opponents of the measure told a House committee Wednesday. The measure, HB1280, would allow up to three video ...

Parts of Redlands, Orchard Mesa to lose their water

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Some homes on East Orchard Mesa and the Redlands will be without water for several hours tonight and early Friday morning while the Ute Water Conservancy District repairs a broken valve on a distribution line. Water will be out to those homes ...

Supporters sign on to river deal

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A proposed agreement to govern the management of the Colorado River garnered its first signatures, but Mesa County agencies are in no hurry to go with the flow. Several organizations in Eagle County on Tuesday signed the Colorado River ...

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