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Affidavit: Man admitted driving in fatal accident

By Paul Shockley

In the hours after a January fatal traffic accident, a Grand Junction man smelled of alcohol and admitted he was behind the wheel of the vehicle involved, according to court records. Jason Wayne Shriver, 36, told authorities he was driving a ...

Legislature this week: March 21, 2011

By Staff

Lawmakers will work on moving as many bills as they can through the Legislature this week in an effort to clear their calendar for next week’s discussions about the state budget, which is to be introduced in the Senate on Friday. Today: ...

Foundation offers variety of school scholarships

By Staff

The Western Colorado Community Foundation is offering an array of college and vocational-school scholarships for the coming school year. These scholarships are made possible by donors who established scholarship funds with the Community ...

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GJ woman named BLM Volunteer of the Year

By Staff

Grand Junction resident Joyce Frost was awarded the 2010 Volunteer of the Year by the Bureau of Land Management last week. Frost, who moved to the city in 1987 after retiring as a state chemist for the Illinois State Geographic Survey, ...

Colorado ranks high in report on economic benefits of BLM lands

By Dennis Webb

Colorado ranked third highest among states in the mineral and recreation sectors in a new report evaluating the economic impact of activities managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM study found that lands under the agency’s ...

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Tweak boundaries, be civil about it, redistricting panel told

By Paul Shockley

A series of speakers Saturday urged lawmakers to tweak the boundaries of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and expressed hope that redistricting this year will resolve itself outside of the court system. “I think all of us ...

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Salazar renews debate over wild lands

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When Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ordered the Bureau of Land Management to begin looking for wild lands in the West, he set up a new chapter in an old confrontation. Conservation and environmental organizations in Colorado saw an ...

GJ dad, son seriously hurt in I-70 crash

By Staff

A Grand Junction man and his son were seriously injured in a two-car accident early Thursday morning on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon. Colorado State Patrol officials said the man, Omar Palma, 33, and his 6-year-old son were among 10 ...

Xcel seeks rate increase for natural gas

By Staff

Xcel Energy is proposing a rate increase in which natural gas customers can expect to pay 12 to 14 percent more during the second quarter of 2011 compared with the same three months last year. If the Colorado Public Utilities Commissions ...

Olathe corn festival sweetens the lineup by adding extra day

By William Woody

OLATHE — Visitors to the 2011 Olathe Sweet Corn Festival will have extra incentive to show up this year — a second day. The 20th anniversary festival will be a two-day event, featuring a second concert in a drive to increase ...

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