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City may commit $1 million to Avalon project

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Grand Junction City Council members will consider a resolution Wednesday to set aside $1 million for a renovation project at the city-owned Avalon Theatre. The Downtown Development Authority has already committed to provide $3 million to the ...

Haze from Nevada fire darkens valley sky

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The haze that greeted the Grand Valley at sunup Monday is unlikely to go away anytime soon, but it is at least changing. Smoke from a 22,000-acre fire north of Ely, Nev., drifted across Utah and into Colorado on Monday morning, the National ...

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Drive-by shooter faces up to 64 years in prison

By Paul Shockley

A teenager who randomly shot at strangers with a rifle around Clifton and Fruitvale late last year could be sentenced to up to 64 years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement. Aaron Plotner, 18, of Grand Junction, pleaded guilty Monday ...

County to appeal shortage of funds

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Mesa County’s check from the federal government came in short last week, $1.6 million instead of the $3.2 million that county officials say is due. It’s the second consecutive year that the Department of Interior has sent half the ...

City Council ponders shift for Ute and Pitkin avenues

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The concept of shifting the one-way routes on Ute and Pitkin avenues down a block to Pitkin and South avenues received a mostly warm reception Monday evening at a Grand Junction City Council meeting. Harry Weiss, executive director of the ...

Cross-country ride pales compared to obstacles disabled vets have faced

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — A brace supported a knee with a torn patellar tendon as Jonathan Snodgrass pedaled his bicycle east of Rifle on Monday. The former radio operator for the Army National Guard isn’t planning on letting the injury keep him ...


Family-owned aerial business comes to rescue of Cedaredge

By Paul Shockley

Leonard Felix Jr. didn’t need an official invitation. A friend was in danger. Fresh off a day’s work spraying fields around his airstrip in Olathe, the 67-year-old Felix saw white smoke billowing below Grand Mesa and just north ...


Palisade shows its festive side

By Melinda Mawdsley

As he spooned teaspoons of peach salsa onto chips and apple butter into sample cups, Tom Walcher looked over his shoulder toward the older gentleman seated to his left. “Happy Father’s Day,” he said, with a smile, toward his ...

Wildfire-warning rider home after stay at burn unit

By Melinda Mawdsley

This year was the best Father’s Day of James TenNapel’s life. For one, his eldest son remembered it. In addition, that same son, J.D. TenNapel, is home in Cedaredge and doing well after spending four days in the burn unit of ...

CMU official to study European issues on trip

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Colorado Mesa University Vice President for Student Services John Marshall will embark Wednesday on a four-week, fellowship-funded trip to Europe. Marshall is one of fewer than 50 young U.S. leaders selected to participate in the annual ...

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