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Dog ordinance short on bite

By Amy Hamilton

Changes to a Grand Junction ordinance will add more teeth to the issue of dangerous dogs. Grand Junction City Councilors are expected to discuss the matter during a hearing Wednesday night. If approved, the proposed changes will affect people ...

Obama rebuttal to GOP offer worries Colorado senators

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Republicans in the U.S. House on Monday offered up a budget proposal they said would save $2.2 trillion over 10 years without raising taxes on the nation’s highest earners. Reports circulated in the meantime that President Barack Obama ...

Business leaders: Give 
us budget deal, stability

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A bipartisan array of business and cultural leaders is urging the Colorado congressional delegation to use the lame-duck session to deal with the nation’s growing debt. A letter signed by the heads of 54 private organizations from both ...


Construction contract for Workforce Center approved by county

By Duffy Hayes

The construction contract for a major county capital project — building a new Mesa County Workforce Center on county-owned property at 519 29 1/2 Road — was approved by commissioners Monday. The more than $5.4 million contract ...

Outnumbered 3 to 1, county Dems can count on minority status

By Charles Ashby

They are among us. They work alongside everyone else in the Grand Valley. They dine at area restaurants, shop at area stores, and live, laugh and love seemingly like regular people. No, they’re not the sub-human, underground-living ...


Notice of homeless who die

By Amy Hamilton

There was “Happy,” Deeder, “Lumber” and “Hawk.” If you spend any time in Grand Junction you would have seen these folks. They represent several of the nine homeless individuals who died this year. ...

Palisade budget for 2013 focuses on street repair

By Duffy Hayes

A new fire station — priced in the neighborhood of $1.75 million and set to be unveiled in early January — took up a major portion of the town of Palisade’s 2012 $7.9 million budget. The budget adopted Tuesday by town ...


City to expand use of solar power at wastewater plant

By Duffy Hayes

Grand Junction city officials have a bright view of the future of solar power generation, at least as it applies to helping power the Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant along River Road. Ten proposals are being reviewed, and a bid is expected ...

Grand Junction City Council asks for review of ‘to do’ list

By Amy Hamilton

If it were up to you, what projects would you like the city of Grand Junction to complete? Well, the answer to that question is up to you. City councilors want to hear which capital improvement projects residents think are a priority if ...

Boulder winery wins 2nd prestigious Jefferson Cup award

By Dave Buchanan

A Colorado winery again has brought home the prestigious Jefferson Cup Invitational top award. Boulder-based Bookcliff Vineyards was one of 29 top winners at the 13th annual competition held in Kansas City, Mo. The competition, devised by ...

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