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Palisade water without fluoride

By Paul Shockley

The town of Palisade on Tuesday said it has not added fluoride to its drinking water system for the past two months, a move counter to the practices of the Grand Valley’s other drinking water providers. The decision, which Palisade ...


Crystal, Green make endangered rivers list

By Dennis Webb

Chuck Downey gestured Tuesday to where the Crystal River meanders through a valley south of Redstone and described a future in which the river would be dammed by a reservoir that would sit empty much of the year. “Instead of looking ...

Candidate Leane officially on the ballot

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Unaffiliated Mesa County commissioner candidate John Leane is on the November ballot — barely. The Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office this week certified that Leane collected enough signatures from voters to make it onto the ...

33 head of cattle apparently stolen

By Amy Hamilton

A local rancher is missing 33 head of cattle after the animals disappeared in mid-January southeast of Palisade. The livestock, valued at about $50,000, are presumed to be stolen because the animals have been missing for a fair amount of time, ...


Ex-district attorney Serra to be released May 29

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Former 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra will be released from a Colorado prison May 29, nearly six weeks earlier than originally projected. Serra’s release on that date is considered mandatory because he earned time off for ...


Students make a date with destiny

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Three hundred and sixty-six members of the Grand Junction High School Class of 2012 rocked their way to their diplomas on Tuesday. One, however, rolled. Hutten Veatch, the Tigers first baseman, underwent five hours of reconstructive surgery ...


Many paths, same goal: walking for a diploma

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A year and a half ago, Melanie Stout was on the verge of flunking out of Fruita Monument High School. She was failing and ditching several classes. She was disruptive in those she did attend, feeling ignored by teachers and fellow students. ...

Garfield sheriff: Hikers shouldn’t be deterred by exposure cases

By Dennis Webb

CARBONDALE—Recreationists shouldn’t let reports of naked men and indecent exposures stop them from enjoying local trails, Garfield County Lou Vallario assured some Carbondale-area residents Tuesday night. “Be a little more ...

Dex One sales reps’ strike continues

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Dex One sales representatives in seven states, including Colorado, continued to strike Tuesday. Dex One employees in Grand Junction are among the strikers, who walked off the job and onto the picket line May 7. The sales representatives, who ...

8,000 Grand Valley Power customers lose electricity on Tuesday

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Approximately 8,000 Grand Valley Power customers were without service for an hour Tuesday morning because of an equipment issue. Grand Valley Power lost electrical service at three of its substations, which supply power in northeast Grand ...

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