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More health care info sessions likely on the way

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Local attorneys explained the basics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Wednesday during a Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce information session on health care reforms. But with more changes, definitions and details of ...

Community Hospital donating defibrillators to area schools

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Community Hospital will donate 50 automated external defibrillators to local schools, completing a goal for District 51 to have one of the devices in each of its schools. Hospital representatives announced the donation at Tuesday ...


Angels old, new set for air show

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With military-aviation memories that reach back as far as World War II, Al Taddeo is the last of the original Blue Angel pilots. Taddeo, 93, who retired from the U.S. Navy as a commander in 1963 after a 21-year career, will take part in the ...


BLM will make wild horses available Saturday in Grand Junction auction

By Duffy Hayes

Folks seeking to own a living, breathing, authentic piece of the Wild West will get their chance this Saturday, when about 20 wild mustangs collected from Bureau of Land Management-managed herds are put up for auction. The horses — ...


Two swastikas defaced on John Otto Rock, carved in 1915

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Grand Junction police are investigating the vandalism of the swastika on the John Otto Rock in front of the Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction. Vandals used a concrete-like substance to cover over the two swastikas carved into a ...


Ex-backer: District 54 candidate dishonest

By Charles Ashby

Doug Thompson wasn’t going to say anything about embattled House District 54 candidate Jared Wright. As his former campaign manager, until a heart attack forced him to quit in April, Thompson didn’t feel it was appropriate, even ...


Man crashes home-built plane, lives

By Rachel Sauer

A Glade Park man walked away from a plane crash near his home Tuesday morning with only a scrape on his nose, but his small plane didn’t fare as well. James Lee Dittrick, 74, took off from a small landing strip on his property in a ...

Study backs fire station for Pear Park

By Paul Shockley

Consolidating fire services between Grand Junction and Clifton will benefit an underserved Pear Park area, while faster incident response times benefit everyone. This, according to an anticipated fire services study released ...

AARP stands on issues, speakers tell GJ audience

By Charles Ashby

As one of the nation’s largest senior groups, AARP routinely takes stances on issues important to the elderly, such as health care, retirement programs and consumer prices. So when the advocacy group backs parts of a controversial ...

Convention bureau wants help with Two Rivers

By Lory Pounder

As budget conversations continue in the city, Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau board members shared their wish for a funding shift to free up marketing money to attract more tourism. They met this week for lunch with the Grand ...

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