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Memorial Day for everyone, Churchill says

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Memorial Day shouldn’t be a day to commemorate American soldiers alone, former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill said Monday evening at Sherwood Park. The last Monday in May is reserved for honoring American veterans, but ...

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Motorcyclist critically hurt in collision

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A 19-year-old Grand Junction man was critically injured Sunday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a passenger car at 12th Street and Ute Avenue, Grand Junction police said. The accident happened around 4:50 p.m. when a ...

Teen still in hospital after Clifton rollover

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One man remained hospitalized Sunday after a two-car rollover accident that injured three people east of Clifton on Saturday night. Jeff Duff, 19, of Grand Junction, was in fair condition at St. Mary’s Hospital, according to a nursing ...

Sentence proper in tot’s death, court says

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Court of Appeals has rejected arguments by a Grand Junction man serving a prison sentence in connection with the death of a toddler girl. Through his attorneys, Charles McEachern, 36, had claimed his 32-year prison sentence ...

Encana search for office site hints at Piceance commitment

By Dennis Webb

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. is looking for a new office location in the Parachute/Battlement Mesa area, partly to address a shortage of space for workers and contractors. Encana’s plans further underscore what the company has said ...

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Strong Families, Safe Kids expands hours at new site under new name

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For most of its 11 years, Strong Families, Safe Kids operated on bankers’ hours. Because it was in the basement of US Bank in downtown Grand Junction, the doors to the nonprofit organization, which offers parenting classes and works to ...

U.S. demand for uranium to spike soon

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The nuclear disaster in Japan was “a serious tragedy and a serious blow” to the nuclear industry in the United States, but the company planning for a uranium mill in Montrose County is moving ahead. There is plenty of money ...

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A new direction for North Avenue

By Amy Hamilton

Gilbert Gonzales had to act fast Friday to jump out of the way of a truck pulling out from a business on North Avenue. Gonzales isn’t used to walking along the route with its on-again, off-again sidewalks, but he’ll probably be ...

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Warm day, high winds wreak havoc

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Warm, blustery conditions in the Grand Valley toppled power lines and traffic lights Sunday and hastened melting of the super-sized snowpack in the high country, a harbinger of potential flooding later this week. The valley and much of ...

3 hurt in 2-vehicle wreck near Clifton

By Melinda Mawdsley

Colorado State Patrol troopers were investigating a two-vehicle rollover accident late Saturday night at the intersection of F and 34 roads east of Clifton. A female driver of a Ford Explorer was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with what ...

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