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3rd Congressional District: Both parties say grass-roots efforts strong

By Charles Ashby

Mike Stratton was a bit apprehensive when he started his inspection tour of the 3rd Congressional District last week. As one of the state’s top political strategists who works exclusively for Democratic candidates, he wasn’t sure ...


50 compete in intense fitness tests

By Lory Pounder

Just three months after having a baby, Sarah Francis demonstrated explosive strength, pulling herself up and over high-hanging rings and pressing a 115-pound bar over her head. She was one of about 50 competitors tackling the SouthWest ...

GJ receives plan, plea 
for face-lift on Horizon

By Lory Pounder

Horizon Drive District board members came to the Grand Junction City Council armed with numbers about economic impact and public safety, making a plea for financial support of their revitalization project. “Horizon Drive is ...

GOP ‘party’ in Junction stars Ryan

By Duffy Hayes

You’re invited to watch the third and final presidential debate with someone very close to the campaign, according to the Republican National Committee. GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan will be in Grand Junction on Monday ...


Delta County to resolve kerfuffle over chickens

By Duffy Hayes

A critical decision by Delta County commissioners on a controversial 15,000-hen egg-laying operation on Powell Mesa is expected Monday. It has been more than six weeks since Delta County held a special public hearing on two applications by ...

Council supports mosquito district expansion

By Lory Pounder

The Grand Junction City Council this week passed a resolution supporting a ballot question that would expand the Grand River Mosquito Control District. The vote was 4–3. “It’s better control and safer for people,” said ...

How to plant the right tree in right place

By Duffy Hayes

There are a host of reasons why growing and caring for trees is so tricky in our arid climate. That’s the subject of an upcoming, hands-on workshop that aims to teach both beginner and experienced landowners how to plant and maintain ...

Nisley Elementary to get $275,000 for playground

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Principal Curry Newton got a little choked up when she announced to her staff that Nisley Elementary School has been awarded a $275,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to begin building a new playground for their students. ...

Religion briefs, Oct. 20, 2012

By Staff

Messiah Lutheran to retreat in Palisade The women of Messiah Lutheran will have a retreat Oct. 26–27 at the Wine Country Inn in Palisade. Nationally known inspirational speaker Jan Struck will be the presenter. There will be Bible ...

Mesa County unemployment 8.1 percent

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At 8.1 percent, Mesa County’s unemployment rate reached its lowest point since February 2009 this September, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Just like the county, Colorado added ...

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