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Palisade Dollar General a no-go

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National discount retailer Dollar General has pulled the plug on its plans to build a store in downtown Palisade, bringing to a close a controversial issue that created a stir in this otherwise quiet town. The decision represents a setback ...

GJ Economic Partnership names director for interim

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The interim head of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership will embark on a tour of the Grand Valley aimed at sparking new interest in the organization. In the short term, Kelly Marlin said, she hopes such a tour will “get people ...

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Help wanted: Trail builders of a bike mind

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When the Bureau of Land Management put the finishing touches on a plan to manage 72,000 acres of public land known as the North Fruita Desert in 2004, one of the document’s highlights called for the creation of 8 1/2 miles of new ...

Rabid bat found in Grand Junction; dog likely exposed

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Mesa County health and animal services officials are reminding residents to avoid stray or wild animals and make sure their pets are up to date on rabies vaccinations after a rabies-positive bat was found in Grand Junction. Additionally, a ...

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Riverside brewery planned

By Amy Hamilton

Plans for a brewery near Grand Junction’s riverfront that have fizzled in the past decade have frothed up again. Owners of Kannah Creek Brewing Company recently gained approval for a conditional-use permit from Grand Junction’s ...

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Early 2011 vacancy rate 6.3 percent in Grand Junction

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Grand Junction’s rental housing vacancy rate fell to 6.3 percent in the first quarter of 2011, indicating the local rental market is getting healthier. The decline marks the fifth consecutive quarter-to-quarter drop since the local ...

Montrose city manager candidates’ pay packages differ widely

By Rachel Sauer

The Montrose City Council agreed Thursday to a package of salary and benefits worth more than $170,000 as a “best and final offer” to make to its top candidate for city manager. The package includes a base salary of $124,500, as ...

Cave closures to be limited on BLM land

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management in Colorado decided to take a less aggressive approach than the U.S. Forest Service in restricting cave access to protect bats from a deadly fungal outbreak. The BLM’s state office will pursue targeted ...

Rio Blanco County oil and gas parcels leased

By Dennis Webb

A Windsor, Colo., company Thursday paid $543,813 for U.S. Bureau of Land Management oil and gas leases for some 1,609 acres in Rio Blanco County, where deep snow prevented thousands of other acres from being offered for leasing. The highest ...

School employee gets June court date in theft case

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Montrose school district employee who is accused of theft waived formal advisement to charges Thursday and will return to court next month. Latricia Proctor faces two felony counts of theft for dollar amounts more than ...

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