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Vegas-bound kitty lost, found again

By Katie Langford

For Chandra Bray, Grand Junction was just one stop of many on her cross-country move from Kearney, Neb., to Las Vegas. For her cat, Lilly, it became a temporary home after Lilly disappeared June 30 from Bray’s room at Motel 6, forcing ...


Affidavit sealed in shooting over weekend

By Amy Hamilton

An arrest affidavit was still under seal Monday in the case of a shooting near Bookcliff Avenue and 12th Street early Sunday morning. Kevin Earl Dunham, 29, was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder in ...

Wildfire con artists run scams

By Charles Ashby

Wildfires aren’t the only danger Colorado residents need to worry about this summer. They also should be concerned about fraudulent schemes by scam artists trying to get their money, Attorney General John Suthers warned Monday. Several ...

Public-safety employees consider joining state-run pension plan

By Amy Hamilton

A majority of Grand Junction’s sworn firefighters and police officers want to learn more about the possibility of entering into a nonprofit, state-run pension plan. That was the report Grand Junction City Council members heard at a ...

Burn runoff causes water problems

By Matthew Berger

Ute Water is coming to Clifton’s rescue after debris washed into the Colorado River following the Pine Ridge Fire and this weekend’s rains, affecting Clifton’s ability to supply water from the river. The rains washed ash, ...


Romney campaign returns to Grand Junction

By Charles Ashby

The presumptive Republican Party candidate for president, Mitt Romney, is expected to discuss the economy and health care, among other issues, at a town hall meeting at Central High School today. It is the second time this campaign season the ...


Interior Department manages $12.2 billion of energy, mining activity in state

By Dennis Webb

Energy and mineral development accounted for $12.2 billion of the $14.4 billion in economic output in Colorado related to U.S. Department of Interior programs during the 2011 federal fiscal year. The energy and mineral sector also accounted ...


Helium shortage hits balloon sellers

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A worldwide helium shortage could cause local balloon businesses to burst. Owners of Party Land, 2650 North Ave., learned of the shortage last month when their distributor explained that helium was under a nationwide ration, causing a ...

Rainfall in high country benefits reservoir storage

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Rain in the high country prompted the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to cut releases from the Aspinall Unit late last week in hopes of increasing storage upstream. Officials cut releases from Crystal Reservoir by 100 cubic feet per second on ...

AARP pushes seniors not to claim homestead break

By Charles Ashby

The deadline to file the necessary paperwork to claim the state’s homestead exemption is fast approaching. But at least one group in the state is hoping seniors who do qualify for the property tax break will miss that deadline, and do ...

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