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Leitner-Poma lands big Vail job

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Grand Junction-based Leitner-Poma of America will design, build and install one the world’s fastest gondolas later this year at Vail Mountain. The chairlift maker signed a contract with Vail last week to make a gondola with wireless ...


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32 years for beating, sex assault

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man with 11 domestic-violence convictions will spend at least the next 32 years in prison. Cornell Adams, 29, was sentenced by District Judge Brian Flynn to a term of 32 years to life in prison stemming from the violent ...


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Libraries’ use continues to soar

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The Mesa County Public Library District set another circulation record in 2011, thanks to a combination of opening a new branch, exponentially expanding the lineup of available materials and marketing itself as an inexpensive form of ...


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Bishop ends decades-long run of elected public service

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University of Colorado Regent Tillie Bishop won’t seek re-election to his post this year, marking the end of his career in electoral politics. Bishop, a 28-year state legislator, Mesa County commissioner and CU regent, said Wednesday he ...


GarCo plans monitoring of Battlement Mesa drilling impacts

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County has been given a framework for monitoring impacts of proposed natural gas drilling in Battlement Mesa, and it is working toward implementing elements of it. The Colorado School of Public Health in December completed a design ...


Fruita restaurant goes from ‘slop’ to ‘fantastic’

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True to his reputation, “Restaurant: Impossible” host and chef Robert Irvine minced no words from the minute he stepped inside Sullivan’s Grill in Fruita. “What is it supposed to be?” he asked of the restaurant ...


BLM extends comment period on Delta, Gunnision counties gas lease plan

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management agreed to requests from governments and the public for more time to comment on a far-reaching proposed oil and gas lease sale in Delta and Gunnison counties. The BLM is considering offering 22 parcels covering ...


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Dist. 1 candidates stake positions on taxes, annexation, monument

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The candidates vying to replace term-limited Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis this fall began to distinguish themselves Wednesday on issues ranging from the future of Clifton and Fruitvale to the debate over whether Colorado National ...


Backers of legal marijuana submit petitions for ballot

By Charles Ashby

Proponents of legalizing marijuana submitted petitions to state officials Wednesday to get a measure onto this year’s ballot. A group calling itself The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted petitions with nearly 160,000 ...


Mesa County foreclosures up at year’s end, down for all of 2011

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Foreclosures in Mesa County trended down in 2011 below 2010 levels, but they took a sudden jump as the year closed, when the Mesa County Public Trustee’s Office logged 179, up sharply from the 101 in November. “Suddenly we took a ...


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