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Council candidate Q&A: Jim Doody

By Staff

Name: Jim Doody Age: 57 Profession: Compliance and safety manager Lived in Grand Junction: 52 years Political Party: Republican Why are you running for City Council? I know I can make a positive difference on the council. I think the ...


Council candidate Q&A: John Ballagh

By Staff

Name: John L. Ballagh Age: 65 Profession: Manager of Grand Valley Drainage District since 1987. Retiring June 20. Years lived in Grand Junction: In the Grand Valley since 1975. Political Party: City Council positions are nonpartisan. Why are ...


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Citations leap in traffic enforcement push

By Paul Shockley

In the fall of 2009, Grand Junction Police Department Chief John Camper kept a shaky grip on the helm of an agency rocked by the misdeeds of a few officers. It was during that season of public controversy that department leaders quietly took ...


VA walk-in clinics planned

By Staff

A Veterans Affairs representative will be available Tuesday through Friday on the Western Slope, assisting veterans with such items as filing for disability, home loans, education, pensions, widows’ pensions and vocational ...


No bond reduction for N.M. man held in attack on driver

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge last week refused to reduce the bond for a passenger accused of attacking a Greyhound bus driver Jan. 6 in Glenwood Springs. Agapito Valencia, 48, of Albuquerque, N.M., faces charges including second-degree ...


Students guide their ‘satellites’ in deep descent

By Amy Hamilton

A countdown of “3… 2… 1” went up from the small crowd before instructor Skyler Ogden let the box fall Saturday from the roof of Grand Junction’s downtown parking garage. A few minutes later, about 15 middle ...


Feds rescind approval for Oxbow lease

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management wants to withdraw its approval of a 786-acre coal lease for Oxbow Mining near Somerset so it can respond to concerns raised by environmental groups in an appeal. “BLM no longer endorses the decision and ...


Graffiti vandals strike GJ homes, businesses

By Amy Hamilton

Residents north of Orchard Avenue awoke Saturday morning horrified to see their homes, cars and businesses vandalized with graffiti. Vandals used blue spray paint to tag residents’ doors, the sides of homes and some vehicles with the ...


PROMISES, PROMISES: Little transparency progress

By The AP

WASHINGTON — Two years into its pledge to improve government transparency, the Obama administration took action on fewer requests for federal records from citizens, journalists, companies and others last year even as significantly more ...


SPJ ‘honoring’ Utah governor for closing records

By The AP

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s restrictive new open records law has brought the state national recognition for reducing public access to government. The national Society of Professional Journalists plans to present Gov. Gary Herbert with ...


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