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Grand Junction begins leaf collection

By Lory Pounder

As yards become colorfully decorated with the season, the city of Grand Junction begins its annual Fall Leaf Pick Up program today. Raked piles set 18 inches out from the curb that crews will collect is more than just a popular service for ...


All systems go

By Nick Walter

They entered the world indistinguishable. They hope to end their high school cross country careers the same way. Meet the Whiting twins. So close in their standout speed and slender appearance and extreme intelligence, the Delta High School ...

Ex-Oxbow exec says billionaire Koch held him captive

By Charles Ashby

A former vice president of Oxbow Carbon LLC, which operates a coal mine in Delta County, has filed a civil complaint against his former boss, billionaire William Koch. But company officials say the civil lawsuit, filed in state court in ...


Glenwood Canyon project proving its worth

By Dennis Webb

When Dick Prosence was pursuing an Interstate 70 project in Glenwood Canyon decades ago, he remembers one state highway commissioner quipping that for the proposed price tag, they could pave the highway with silver dollars. Almost a ...


Obama faithful ride in to help

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As outsourcing remains a potent political issue, Colorado Democrats are insourcing campaign help to the Western Slope as they try to tug Colorado their way. Democrats from Salt Lake City with no hope of tipping the Beehive State away from ...


Empty Bowl fundraiser stocks larder for soup kitchen

By Rachel Sauer

There were hundreds of bowls arranged on tables in the dining room at Grand Valley Catholic Outreach — bowls with scalloped edges or textured exteriors, shallow bowls and deep ones, painted with flowers or fish or curls and squiggles, ...

Rainy days no guarantee 
of wet winter

By Rachel Sauer

Don’t get your hopes up. Not yet, anyway. While the rain Friday and Saturday morning was nice and refreshing, it was not a harbinger of winter precipitation to come, according to the National Weather Service. “It’s still ...

Voting to close sewer district is to save $60 per household

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The Central Grand Valley Sanitation District is prepared to go extinct, but it needs voters, who stand to save about $60 a year per household, to administer the coup de grace on Nov. 6. If voters approve, the district will dissolve on Dec. 31 ...

If needed, Junction could seat grand jury

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A federal grand jury could be impaneled in Grand Junction if authorities decide there is a need for it, the chief U.S. district judge said Friday. A grand jury was impaneled in March in Durango, and one would be impaneled in Grand Junction if ...


GJ lawyer picked for federal bench

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Grand Junction attorney Gordon Gallagher on Monday will preside over his first docket from the bench of the federal courtroom in Grand Junction. Gallagher, who moved to Grand Junction to serve as a prosecutor in the Mesa County District ...

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