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River rises with second hot day

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The hottest day of the year thus far in the Grand Valley spurred moderate flooding along the Colorado River and lane closures along Interstate 70 west of Fruita, as snowmelt continues to rapidly drain off the mountains and fill already swollen ...


Woman hurt in rollover

By Staff

Police were investigating a rollover in northwest Grand Junction that seriously injured the female driver. The accident occurred around 7:15 p.m. Monday, when the woman’s vehicle went out of control while heading north along 25½ ...


Colorado Mesa University ahead

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It’s not Colorado Mesa University yet. But preparations for a new name for Mesa State College are in full swing after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a name change bill into law Monday at the college. Senate Bill 265 authorizes the ...


Garfield invests $150,000 in regional jobs programs

By Dennis Webb

Concerned about continuing high unemployment, Garfield County commissioners on Monday committed $150,000 to three local economic development efforts and a western Colorado youth job program. Commissioners unanimously agreed to contribute ...


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Chess champ reveals his strategies

By Rachel Sauer

The only thing missing from Auguste Rodin’s sculpture “The Thinker” is a chess board at his feet. His posture is a natural for the player thinking, the player strategizing, the player playing. Monday night, 17 players in ...


Deal would allow drilling in wildlife area

By Dennis Webb

An energy company and the Colorado Division of Wildlife are negotiating an agreement that, if reached, would lead to the company drilling within the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area south of New Castle. The proposed deal comes amid a ...


Ruby Pipeline to open in July, send gas west

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The Ruby Pipeline, scheduled to go online in March, is set to begin carrying natural gas from the Rocky Mountains west to Oregon in July, officials said. No date has been set for the opening of the 675-mile, 42-inch, natural-gas-transmission ...


Colorado River fills to flood stage

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Areas of the Grand Valley near the Colorado River could reach flood stage as early as this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Highs in the 90s over the weekend sped snowmelt and swelled the river to 12.9 feet in depth ...


Photo ID cards for homeless are under discussion

By Paul Shockley

Recent discussion by a group of Grand Valley homeless-community stakeholders has raised the possibility of one day issuing photo-identification cards to area homeless people. The idea was broached in a recent meeting of a subcommittee ...


060211 HOPE

Woman connects less fortunate with donors

By Amy Hamilton

Vicki McGee never underestimates the power of a story. The director of the nonprofit organization HOPE of the Grand Valley has witnessed the sway of the written word, especially when those words come from people in need. A single father who ...


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