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Ears of corn bigger at Olathe fest

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Usually only smaller ears of corn are available in time for the yearly Olathe Sweet Corn Festival during the first weekend in August. But with crop production about three and a half weeks ahead of schedule, according to festival Director ...


Letters offering copies of deeds for $89 confuse property owners

By Katie Langford

Letters sent by a Denver company asking Grand Junction homeowners to pay a fee to obtain their property deed and other records are leaving residents confused by the high price for what is usually a free service. Residents are receiving ...


Drought should be temporary setback for flowers

By Dennis Webb

This year’s drought hasn’t made life any easier for the DeBeque phacelia and Parachute beardtongue, but the two wildflowers should recover just fine, experts predict. “They’ll be back,” said Gina Glenne, a ...


Hilkey warned Meis on ticket fix

By Paul Shockley

“Fixing a ticket” is not a good idea and an “ethical noose” for the head of any law enforcement agency, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey told Commissioner Craig Meis last month. The message was part of an email exchange ...


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Wilting wildflowers

By Dennis Webb

On a barren, steep cliff on Mount Callahan west of Parachute, every step is an adventure. The light-colored shale rock is loose and prone to slide downhill, prompting visitors to be careful not to let items such as cameras and backpacks ...


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Brady Trucking saga continues

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Brady Trucking officials will ask the Grand Junction City Council to put the company’s years-old zoning battle to a citywide election. Brady’s announcement came on the heels of a ruling by Mesa County District Judge David Bottger ...


Papa Kelsey’s to remain open, new owners says

By Katie Langford

Papa Kelsey’s customers no longer need to stockpile orders of the Executioner sandwich, because owners Pat and Marilyn Olsen have found new owners to take over the long-established, well-loved sandwich shop. The Olsens announced their ...


Pipe and Supply’s ex-owners tell why they were forced to sell

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Ron and Marie Tipping last year sold the family business they had operated since 1977 as it became clear that the dragging economy and the weight of federal regulations were taking a toll on their business, Ron Tipping said. Tipping spoke ...


Bennet: Don’t drill Thompson Divide

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is garnering praise and criticism after drawing up draft legislation to prevent future federal oil and gas leasing in the Thompson Divide area west of Carbondale. The measure also would permanently withdraw currently ...


Video contest highlights best of outdoor fun

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership launched an outdoor video contest this summer in an effort to attract outdoor companies to the Grand Valley. “So many of the outdoor companies are here because they were born here and ...


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