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Family: Man relied on faith while stalking bin Laden

By Paul Shockley

When Forrest Gump met Rambo, you had 50-year-old Gary Brooks Faulkner. Fervent in faith, perhaps a tad naive, the Greeley construction worker who was detained by Pakistan authorities earlier this week — at the time of his arrest, he was ...


Grand Valley, Mountain West lag nation in job recovery, report says

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Grand Junction’s economy lost more jobs and saw greater declines in housing prices over 2009 than many other small metropolitan areas in the Intermountain West, a region that remains battered by the national recession, a quarterly report ...


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Local engineer devises ‘cork’ for BP well

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It should be possible to squelch the well spewing oil at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, a retired Grand Junction engineer says. Not easy, just possible. Richard Stover likens the job to “putting a cork in a bottle of sparkling ...


Save the Rink tries to save Glacier Arena

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Supporters of the Glacier Ice Arena have created a nonprofit organization they hope will ensure ice skating doesn’t melt away in the Grand Valley. Save the Rink Inc. was formed on Tuesday, attorney Rob Pierce said. He and several other ...


Petitions targeting teachers rejected

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 Board of Education members adopted a resolution Tuesday night dismissing two petitions given to the board at a May 25 meeting. The petitions asked teachers not to teach man-made climate change and to abstain from ...


Six arrested in probe of meth ring

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At least six people were arrested Tuesday as Western Colorado Drug Task Force officers swept through eight homes in the Grand Valley as part of an investigation into a methamphetamine-distribution ring, authorities said. Grand Junction Police ...


Groups begin call for ouster of interior secretary Salazar

By Dennis Webb

More than 100 scientists and environmental groups have signed a letter asking President Barack Obama to request the resignation of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, while other leading conservation organizations continue to strongly support ...


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GJ Council cautious on medical marijuana

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction City Council members will speak with representatives from other local governments and other stakeholders in the medical marijuana debate before deciding how to regulate the substance in the city. Council members also have ...


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Two accused in vandalism of Botanical Gardens

By Paul Shockley

Two men suspected of causing thousands of dollars in damage at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens were arrested Monday after an officer saw the men waving lighted signal flares they had allegedly stolen from a Union Pacific train, according to ...


Grand Junction police officer cited in May accident

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction police officer faces a misdemeanor charge for allegedly causing a two-vehicle accident at an intersection last month while responding to an emergency call. Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Scott Simons said Officer Kevin Bavor, 30, ...


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