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Recession over in Colorado, economist tells legislators

By Staff

The recession in Colorado is over, but the recovery is just beginning, the Legislature’s chief economist declared Friday. Natalie Mullis told state legislators in Denver that while all signs indicate the worst recession to hit the state ...


Mesa County jobless rate slips; is still state’s highest

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County’s unemployment rate has decreased each month since peaking in July. But new in November was an increase in the number of people employed in the county. The local seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 8.5 ...


Junction suspect accused of dealing meth from home

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A Grand Junction man was arrested early Thursday morning on multiple felony drug charges, accused of running a methamphetamine-distribution operation out of a home that featured a video surveillance system and equipment to detect monitoring ...


Proposal for uranium mill moves to next phase

By Staff

The Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill to be located 12 miles west of Naturita got initial approval Friday on its application to build a mining facility. But that doesn’t mean the Paradox Valley plant is anywhere near approved to actually be ...


Sex assaults alleged on 6-year-old girl

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl over the course of 10 months, ending in the fall of last year. Brian Leo Erickson, 34, was ordered held in Mesa County Jail on $150,000 bond after his arrest Thursday by ...


No contact with single mothers, judge tells Fruita sex offender

By Paul Shockley

A judge ordered a Fruita man Friday to have no contact with single mothers, then sentenced him to 10 years to life on probation. Robert Fortier, 40, was ordered by District Judge Richard Gurley to complete intensive sex-offender treatment and ...


Bennet aims to protect health care savings

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A measure offered by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., would require supermajorities in Congress to approve recommended approaches should health care changes fail to produce the savings they’re intended to accomplish. Bennet is trying to ...


Inversion in valley causes grimy skies

By Amy Hamilton

If you’d like to see the hazy skies finally leave the Grand Valley, there are a few things you can do: Drive less, heat your home without burning wood and pray for some wind. The Grand Valley is experiencing a high-pressure inversion, a ...


Briefs, Dec. 18, 2009

By Staff

Feds to burn slash piles in Mesa County Federal fire officials from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit are planning to burn slash piles in Mesa County. Crews will aim to burn up to 300 piles on Black Ridge west of ...


Ex-administrator given probation

By Paul Shockley

A parade of former and current coaches from School District 51 stood up Thursday for convicted sex offender Johnnie Walker, praising the longtime former Grand Junction High School administrator as a worthy example for students, loyal and ...


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