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062012 GOCO grant

Riverfront Trail gets $2.9 million from state

By Charles Ashby

A project to connect the Colorado Riverfront Trail from Grand Junction to Fruita got a major boost Tuesday thanks to a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado. The GOCO board awarded a $2.9 million Lottery grant to phase three of the project, ...

Green jobs rival those of gas biz, researcher says

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Green jobs in Colorado outnumber jobs in the natural gas industry, a Montana nonprofit organization said Tuesday, noting that greater numbers don’t necessarily translate to greater economic power. The difference, however, illustrates ...

West Nile appears early in Delta County

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The West Nile virus popped up early this year in mosquito test samples in Delta County. A sample of 18 mosquitoes collected June 5 in the county tested positive for the virus, as did a mosquito sample the North Fork Mosquito Abatement ...

Burn ban extends to all campfires

By Dennis Webb

Historically dry conditions have prompted federal agencies to impose campfire bans and other elevated fire restrictions on local Bureau of Land Management lands, Colorado National Monument and the White River National ...

Big Gulp ban hard to swallow

By Steve Beauregard

We now go live to New York City, where Mayor Michael Bloomberg is addressing the media ... Bloomberg: First off, I want to apologize for the long security lines getting in. No one likes to be searched, but security has to be on the lookout ...


Man’s slaying came before burning of RV

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors allege that the victim in last week’s homicide and arson on Orchard Mesa was slain before his corpse was set ablaze intentionally, according to charging documents. Lucos John Schultz, 22, and Julius P. Sutton, 26, were ...

City may commit $1 million to Avalon project

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Grand Junction City Council members will consider a resolution Wednesday to set aside $1 million for a renovation project at the city-owned Avalon Theatre. The Downtown Development Authority has already committed to provide $3 million to the ...

Haze from Nevada fire darkens valley sky

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The haze that greeted the Grand Valley at sunup Monday is unlikely to go away anytime soon, but it is at least changing. Smoke from a 22,000-acre fire north of Ely, Nev., drifted across Utah and into Colorado on Monday morning, the National ...

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Drive-by shooter faces up to 64 years in prison

By Paul Shockley

A teenager who randomly shot at strangers with a rifle around Clifton and Fruitvale late last year could be sentenced to up to 64 years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement. Aaron Plotner, 18, of Grand Junction, pleaded guilty Monday ...

County to appeal shortage of funds

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Mesa County’s check from the federal government came in short last week, $1.6 million instead of the $3.2 million that county officials say is due. It’s the second consecutive year that the Department of Interior has sent half the ...

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