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Mentors linking up with needy

By Amy Hamilton

People shouldn’t have to choose between paying rent and buying food.  That’s the thinking behind a program aimed at getting homeless people who have incomes into permanent housing.  The One Congregation, One Family ...


Is ‘homelessness’ too broad of a term?

By Amy Hamilton

Technically, the Grand Valley’s 10-year plan to end homelessness identifies “homeless” people as anyone without a “fixed, regular, permanent and adequate residence.” In the Grand Valley that label applies to ...


Settlement yields state $4.5 million

By Charles Ashby

Pharmaceutical giant Glaxo-SmithKline agreed to pay $3 billion and plead guilty to criminal charges and civil claims in the largest health care fraud settlement case in the nation’s history, the U.S. Department of Justice announced ...


Patent office will open in Denver

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A regional U.S. Patent Office in Denver could benefit Western Slope entrepreneurs working in fields ranging from energy to medicine, the director of the Grand Junction Business Incubator Center said. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced ...


Visitors bureau recognized for global tourism

By Katie Langford

The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau will be recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce for its efforts in international tourism in an award ceremony at 9:45 this morning at the Visitor Center, 740 Horizon Drive. The award, ...


Bond sale to help jobless insurance

By Charles Ashby

Colorado sold $640 million in bonds last week as part of a program to lower unemployment costs, saving Colorado businesses millions of dollars in their insurance premiums, Gov. John Hickenlooper and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton announced ...


Online school to share building with Broadway Elementary

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Grande River Virtual Academy will move into four empty classrooms this fall at Broadway Elementary School. Broadway’s dwindling student population prompted the move. The elementary school has room for 418 students but finished the ...


Bedbugs nestling into the valley

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The Grand Junction and Montrose area ranks 37th among U.S. cities and metropolitan areas for total number of bedbug treatments, according to a report by an Atlanta-based pest control corporation. Rollins, owner of Orkin and six other pest ...


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Leading horses to water

By Matthew Berger

Even wild horses will require extraordinary measures to make it through this year’s drought, it appears. The Bureau of Land Management is taking the exceptional step of trucking tanks of water to a herd of wild horses, an effort the ...


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Barricaded suspect surrenders before SWAT entry

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A Grand Junction man eye-balled the massive SWAT vehicle in front of the 1615 Orchard Ave. home where he had barricaded himself Sunday afternoon and decided to surrender. Dustin James Grider, 35, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. Sunday outside ...


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