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Intrepid shoppers’ retail of adventure

By Rachel Sauer

Here’s the thing about inexperience: Until experience proves otherwise, the world is jolly and filled with gumdrops. So, the line outside Target was something of a surprise. It started at the front door, corralled by a barricade of ...

Small Business Saturday gaining traction in Grand Junction

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More than 100 local businesses will take part today in the second annual Small Business Saturday. American Express initiated Small Business Saturday last year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The credit-card company will load $25 onto the ...

One dead, one injured, one arrested after shooting

By Paul Shockley

One man is dead, one is hospitalized and one is in custody following the early-morning shooting Friday of a man outside an Orchard Mesa home. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department declined to identify who was killed and who was ...

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Burglary attempt results in wounding

By Paul Shockley

A man was shot and critically wounded in what was reported to authorities as a burglary attempt at an Orchard Mesa home early Friday, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. One of two men who was questioned and released Friday ...

Oil-shale development acreage may be cut

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is working on a recommendation to drop 270,000 acres from the 2 million currently allocated for possible oil shale development in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. That’s according to Garfield County Commissioner ...

Utah man killed in truck crash

By Paul Shockley

A Utah man driving a tanker truck loaded down with crude oil died Thursday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash that sparked a small wildfire southwest of Craig, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The 62-year-old man from Vernal ...


Palisade Cafe closes, may reopen

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A well-known Palisade restaurant has closed, although the loss to downtown could be short-lived. The Palisade Cafe and Grill, 113 W. Third St., served its last meal last weekend and is now for sale. A sign taped to a window indicates the ...

Slow holiday shifts get even slower for cops

By Paul Shockley

It was quiet leading up to Thanksgiving 2010 until the “head thumper” arrived. On Nov. 24, 2010, a preholiday lull was interrupted at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department when a 38-year-old Clifton man turned up in the ...

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Third quarter airline travel up 4 percent

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Passenger boardings at Grand Junction Regional Airport inched up 4 percent through the third quarter compared to the same period last year, even as commercial traffic dipped in September. A total of 166,890 passengers had flown out of the ...

Gateway, Rico spared from postal chopping block

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The rural western Colorado communities of Gateway and Rico will retain their post offices after the U.S. Postal Service pulled them off the list of communities where post office locations could be shuttered. Postal Service spokesman David ...

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