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State agency reiterates intention to keep Rifle veterans home open

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Department of Human Services on Tuesday sought to assure lawmakers the State Veterans Home in Rifle is not in danger of closing, despite a history of financial losses. The Legislative Audit Committee this week considered an audit ...


Buescher to work in Attorney General’s Office

By Charles Ashby

Former Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is going to be a lawyer again. The Grand Junction resident and former Democratic state legislator for House District 55 is expected to officially announce later today that he has accepted a job with ...


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City reconsiders reverse angle parking, may reverse itself

By Amy Hamilton

After nearly three years of complaints about the 47 back-in parking spaces on sections of Seventh and Main streets, the city of Grand Junction will consider reconstructing reverse parking to the standard front-end parking. Grand Junction City ...


Ambulance contract will be up for bid, council says

By Amy Hamilton

A contract for ambulance services held by the city of Grand Junction will be put out for bid. The current contract, which is handled by the Grand Junction Fire Department, was awarded on a five-year basis and that contract expires in June. The ...


College worker says state personnel rules provide safeguards

By Charles Ashby

Mesa State College President Tim Foster and other workers at the four-year school want out of the state personnel system, but not everyone at the school agrees it’s a good idea. While Foster and one member of a group that represents ...


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Riverside neighborhood has gotten worse, speaker says

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Martin Luther King Jr. may have led a march toward equality, but there are more steps to take before that goal is reached. That was the message Steven Enos-Martinez, a Redlands Middle School Leadership for Education, Achievement and ...


High-end eateries stung in liquor enforcement check

By Staff

Ten Mesa County businesses, including a couple high-end restaurants, received summonses for selling alcohol to minors during compliance checks by police over the weekend, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Police accompanied ...


Medical bill adds up for suspect in Rifle shootout

By Dennis Webb

Taxpayers are paying nearly $1,000 a day for the health care of a Garfield County Jail inmate who was arrested after he was wounded in a shootout with Rifle police. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said care for Phillip Amonette is ...


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New Health Department director wants to fill gaps in county services

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Jeff Kuhr was responsible for building the Three Rivers Public Health Department in Fremont, Neb., from the ground up — literally. Until the multibillion-dollar national tobacco settlement of 1998, there was no public health coverage in ...


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Bidders flock to auctions at storage lockers

By Amy Hamilton

Missing was much of the swagger, the trash-talking and the endless cache of high-end treasures buried in storage lockers as seen on the California-based reality television show, “Storage Wars.” But bidders at a recent storage ...


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