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Budding designer gives preview

By Melinda Mawdsley

Before Julie Tierney takes her clothes on the road, the fashion designer wants locals to catch a glimpse of what she has been designing and constructing in her Grand Junction apartment. Tierney, who recently appeared on Season 9 of ...

Parachute interchange work to begin today

By Dennis Webb

Work will begin a year earlier than scheduled on a new Interstate 70 interchange west of Parachute. The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor SEMA Construction will start the work today. It will provide entrance and exit ramps ...

Kids Voting to host 5K run as fundraiser

By Staff

Kids Voting Mesa County will host its first 5K Freedom Run/Walk at 8 a.m. April 28 at Western Colorado Botanical Gardens, 655 Struthers Ave. Registration for the race is open now through the day of the event. Registration is $25 for adults, ...


Constitutionality key focus of Supreme Court’s review

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In a political year marked by early hyperbole, one of the most significant legal battles is being waged beginning today in the U.S. Supreme Court. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, who signed on early to the constitutional challenge of ...

Housing agency eyes more aid for families with schoolchildren

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The Grand Junction Housing Authority is applying for funding to continue a program that assists homeless families, but for the second time in a row, fewer people will receive help paying their rent. Launched in 2006, the Next Step Housing ...

This Week in the Legislature, March 26, 2012

By Staff

Initially, the Joint Budget Committee planned to have ready its proposed spending plan for next year, but budget negotiations are ongoing and will continue through the week. ■ Today: The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear a ...

Health law: Is it a cure or a curse?

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The contours of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 have grown clearer over the two years since it was signed by President Barack Obama. In some regards, the law has played out much as it was portrayed. The law actually ...


79 degrees breaks record

By Melinda Mawdsley

It was another day for the record books. For the second time in three days, a record high temperature was recorded at the Grand Junction Regional Airport with the mercury topping out at 79 degrees Sunday, according to the National Weather ...

Energy proposal to promote new, traditional sources

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Governor’s Energy Office would focus on more than just renewable energy under a bill lawmakers will consider this week. The measure, HB1315, does more than change the name to the Colorado Office of Energy Development, ...


The roadless rule debate: assessing impacts and picking sides

By Matthew Berger

The intricacies of the fight over the roadless rules, both the federal rule and Colorado-specific proposal, are notoriously complicated, but some impacts can be discerned, and local groups and industries have had no problem choosing ...

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