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People have pick of items left at curb for annual pickup by city

By Amy Hamilton

You can tell what the drivers are up to by the way the cars and trucks creep through neighborhoods. It’s a giveaway when the brake lights flash on and off all along the block and a head peeks out to scan the piles left by the curb. In ...

042211 Bike Park

Fruita soon to open two new parks

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Fruita will soon open two new parks at the south end of the city, offering a place to play for mountain bikers who have had to go elsewhere in the Grand Valley to get their single-track fix. City officials expect to spend just shy of $194,000 ...

B Hill exits 041911

Hill saw city’s coffers go from flush to spare with recession

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction Mayor Teresa Coons won’t forget some of the best, yet simple, advice she received from exiting City Council member Bruce Hill. The guidance came during Coons’ first few meetings as a council member, wading through ...

Gregg Palmer Burkey 041311

Televised meetings, improved collections of city sales tax accomplished during Palmer’s tenure

By Amy Hamilton

During his last meeting as a Grand Junction City Council member, Gregg Palmer couldn’t help himself. When wondering how to proceed with questioning a list of candidates for an open City Council seat, it was decided they’d query ...

Lost Theater Troupe looks for motives of presidential ‘Assassins’

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The connection between John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Warnock Hinckley and others who tried to reverse the will of voters with small-arms fire gets a test in a production of “Assassins” in Grand Junction. The Lost ...

Measure to speed work on oil shale

By Dennis Webb

As the Bureau of Land Management pursues a go-slow approach toward oil shale, Republicans in Congress are pushing a far-reaching energy bill that includes a provision to expedite the fuel’s development. U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, and ...

This Week in the Legislature, April 25, 2011

By Staff

Today: The House Education Committee will consider SB126, a controversial measure to allow in-state tuition for the children of undocumented residents. Tuesday: Business training for judges, as called for in HB1302, will be debated by the ...

Soggy weekend; no record

By Amy Hamilton

Countless Easter egg hunts were postponed or rushed along during a soggy weekend, but weather in the Grand Valley didn’t produce enough precipitation to break local records. Despite the rainfall, the valley is still behind its normal ...

New youth director believes in the worth of all his charges

By Paul Shockley

Interviewing for an internship in 1992 at Grand Mesa Youth Services Center, Brad Duran told the director his goal was to eventually fill his shoes. Nineteen years later, Duran did just that. Duran, 41, was named director of the youth ...

City will haul away your castoffs for free in annual spring pickup

By Amy Hamilton

It’s best to get a move on if you haven’t already hauled your junk to the curb. Grand Junction residents can take advantage of the city’s annual, free trash-hauling event, but there are some guidelines. Starting at 7 a.m. ...

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