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Mesa County, Grand Junction city offices closed Thanksgiving, on Friday

By Staff

Mesa County administrative offices will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The closure includes all clerk and recorder offices. Non-emergency functions of the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will be closed both ...


Organization presents its annual warning about toys

By Amy Hamilton

A plastic Dora the Explorer backpack and a pink Dora plastic guitar. Small balls, balloons, magnets and children’s jewelry. A large set of plastic food. These brightly-colored toys and plenty of others may seem innocuous enough, but ...

Caloia holding onto lead in 9th District DA race

By Dennis Webb

With two of three counties’ election results finalized, Democratic challenger Sherry Caloia is continuing to hold onto a slight lead over Republican incumbent Martin Beeson in the district attorney’s race in the 9th Judicial ...

Leave drilling setback rules unchanged, Garfield County says

By Dennis Webb

After hearing sharply different perspectives from homeowners and agricultural interests, Garfield County commissioners Tuesday decided to call on Colorado to leave its rules governing setbacks between drilling and occupied buildings largely ...

Colorado pot law draws global attention

By Charles Ashby

At the same time a national group of law enforcement officials are calling on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to respect states’ rights to legalize marijuana, a United Nations’ official is doing the opposite. Seventy-three ...

Private insurance costs not keeping pace with public

By Staff

Grand Junction’s frugal Medicare spending grabbed national headlines and spawned a PBS documentary. 
But a study by health care and benefits consulting firm Milliman Inc. indicates that commercial insurance providers are paying a ...

Imagination Library expands in GJ

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Grand Junction Imagination Library is now available to children in five Grand Junction ZIP codes. The local branch of Dolly Parton’s international program Imagination Library allows parents to register their children younger than 5 to ...


Jobless filings up in October

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Unemployment increased from 8.1 percent in September to 8.3 percent in October in Mesa County, according to data released Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Five hundred fifty-five Mesa County workers dropped off the ...


Competing for the big race

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction again has entered a bid to host a stage of the USA Pro Challenge cycling race. A proposal for the 2013 race marks the second time the city has placed its hat in the ring for consideration of a stage of the statewide event. ...

Water, sewer bills to jump in January

By Amy Hamilton

The average single-family residence in Grand Junction can expect an increase of $2.56 on its monthly water bills starting in January. City councilors approved the rate increase during a meeting Monday night. Other rate increases include a ...

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