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Fruita board pitching in cash to help host events

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Fruita businesses and organizations that want to host entertainment events could soon receive some cash assistance from the city to help cover the cost of putting on those events. The City Council has approved a grant program that will make a ...


Grand Junction to get new hotels north of F and 24 roads

By Emily Shockley

Work has begun on a four-story Candlewood Suites hotel north of 24 and F roads at 654 Market St. The 52,699-square-foot hotel will have 97 rooms and 112 parking spaces. The Koehler Organization, based in Aberdeen, S.D., is developing the ...


Medical pot bills among last Gov. Ritter will sign

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter has only a few more days to act on the last bills of his administration. The governor, who is not seeking re-election, plans to travel to southwest Colorado, the San Luis Valley, the central mountains and, finally, back to ...


Obituary scammers prey on elderly

By Amy Hamilton

Never underestimate how low a scammer will sink to wrestle money from a senior citizen. One of the latest trends has con artists reading obituaries to glean information about surviving family members. The scammers call the surviving spouse ...


June horse calendar, June 6, 2010

By Staff

June 6: Barrel racing sponsored by Racing in the Rockies, Mesa County Fairgrounds. 970-390-3712. Web: racingintherockies.com. June 6: Team penning sponsored by West Slope Team Penning, Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss. 970-234-3391. June ...


Xcel wants to reduce solar projections

By Charles Ashby

Xcel Energy wants the state to allow it to reduce by nearly half its promise to generate more electricity from solar sources. The utility company asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Friday for permission to reduce by 48 percent ...


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Horse Smarts 101

By Bob Silbernagel

Les Lindauer has a thoroughbred pedigree when it comes to horses. Now he’s bringing his lifetime love of horses — and education — to Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, where he is director of the Community ...


Population slowdown in county?

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The population spike that accompanied Mesa County’s boom economy is showing signs of easing with the economic slowdown. The Colorado State Demographer’s Office is expecting the county’s population growth to slow through ...


Back County Horsemen work to keep equestrian trails open

By Staff

Trail riding is the No. 1 activity of horse enthusiasts across the country, according to a recent survey by American Horse Publications. Three times as many equestrians regularly participate in trail and pleasure riding as every other type of ...


City may be done cutting 2010 budget

By Emily Shockley

The city of Grand Junction may be able to take a breather from budget cuts for the rest of the year if sales tax revenues continue their current trend, according to City Manager Laurie Kadrich. Sales and use tax revenues collected in January, ...


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