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Commission candidates split on worker pay raises

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Mesa County employees have had their salaries frozen too long, county commissioner candidate Ken Henry said Friday, as his primary opponent, John Justman, said he wanted to see how much the local economy has recovered before increasing county ...


McInnis, Roles are finalists for government coalition post

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Former U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis and the executive director of a Grand Junction economic development organization are the two finalists for the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado executive director post. AGNC announced in a news ...


Paradox fire winds down

By Amy Hamilton

A number of fire crews are being called off a previously fast-moving wildfire that started May 25 near Paradox, according to fire spokesman David Eaker. Firefighters should be able to contain the blaze by Sunday, he said. “Containment ...


Redlands is facing water rationing

By Matthew Berger

The thousands of Redlands residents who rely upon water supplied by the Redlands Water and Power Co. to irrigate their lawns, gardens and orchards will be forced to ration their usage this summer. In a move that’s expected to continue ...


Paradox fire human-caused

By Paul Shockley

A wildfire that has torched more than 6,000 acres and cost more than $2.4 million in western Montrose County was caused by human activity, an official said Thursday. “We don’t know exactly how and it isn’t easy to determine ...


Coroner: Bath salts played a role in homicide of teen

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office on Thursday said a 19-year-old Grand Junction man died last month as a result of strangulation in what has been ruled a homicide. Daniel J. Richards was rushed by friends April 10 to Community Hospital ...


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Judge recuses himself in 1994 case

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister disqualified himself Thursday from the case of a man charged in the 1994 slaying of a Palisade woman, citing past involvement in the case. Deister, who removed himself from the case against ...


Parched spring heads into arid summer

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Having just completed a three-month span that was one of the driest in 119 years of weather records, Grand Junction now enters what is historically the least rainy month of the year. And there’s little relief in sight, as forecasts are ...


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Grand Junction is hot spot in firefight

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West of the Rockies, on the arid Colorado Plateau, Grand Junction already is wildfire-response central. Two heavy air tankers and another plane have been placed at the base of the Bookcliffs in anticipation of a long, hot summer. Those forces ...


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City takes over White Hall, will demolish building

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The city of Grand Junction officially took possession of the title to White Hall this week in exchange for agreeing to pay for demolition of the fire-ravaged building. City Attorney John Shaver said the city decided to pay for the demolition ...


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