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Driver dies in I-70 rollover; police say alcohol suspected

By Duffy Hayes

A fatal one-vehicle rollover accident shut down eastbound Interstate 70 for more than six hours early Sunday, near the 20 Road overpass. According to the Colorado State Patrol, a crash happened minutes after midnight. Police arrived on the ...


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Senator lights up over taxes funding anti-tobacco lobby

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is using taxpayer money to lobby local governments to pass anti-tobacco policies not covered by the state’s no-smoking ban. As a result, Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, ...


Disconnect seen in grants to expand rural broadband

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A ballyhooed project to extend fiber-optic communications to the farthest reaches of the state has small western Colorado telephone companies fearful that they’ll be overrun by the stimulus-funded program. Officials with Eagle-Net ...


Fruita eyes parking in downtown plans

By Duffy Hayes

Depending on whom you talk to, the city of Fruita may or may not have a problem with parking in its downtown area. Regardless of the reality, city officials are being proactive, pursuing the purchase of 12 parking spaces on the east side of ...


Carbondale joins in call to governor to drop drilling suit

By Dennis Webb

The Carbondale Town Council has joined in signing a letter asking Gov. John Hickenlooper to have the state drop a lawsuit challenging oil and gas drilling rules adopted by the city of Longmont. The letter was delivered to Hickenlooper last ...


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Pedestrian safety improved at temporary library

By Duffy Hayes

Part of the process in temporarily locating the Mesa County Public Library District’s central library along First Street has been a certain level of flexibility, and Grand Junction city traffic engineers recently followed suit by putting ...


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Heads swivel as Blue Angels streak across sky

By Rachel Sauer

What began with inspiration from birds — the wing-flapping ascents, the focused dives, the weightless drifting on changeable air currents, the higher and higher euphoria of flight — progressed to this, to streaks of supersonic ...


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Coal Ridge seniors come to aid of injured hiker on isolated trail

By Staff

A retired art dealer living in New Castle is crediting two Coal Ridge High School seniors for coming to her aid when she fell and went unconscious in New Castle Sept. 4. The Garfield County Re-2 School District said in a news release that ...


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Everyone’s Greek for a day at fest

By Rachel Sauer

For democracy, for the Hippocratic Oath, for the Winged Victory of Samothrace — Greece, we thank you. For Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, for “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey,” for epic tales of Titans and Olympians, ...


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Kannah Creek expansion: Heady times for GJ brewing company

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Fourteen years ago, Jim Jeffryes bought roughly 3 1/2 acres of barren ground at the intersection of High Potential and Sobering Reality, envisioning a brew pub in a neighborhood historically dominated by junkyards and radioactive mill ...


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