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Grand Junction couple survives earthquake down under

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A change in plans put George and Patricia Manning near the epicenter of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Grand Junction couple’s itinerary placed them a hundred miles away when the quake occurred Feb. 22. But ...

Scott bill on owner-financed home sales is now law

By Charles Ashby

Freshman Rep. Ray Scott saw his first bill signed into law Tuesday. His measure, HB1022, allows property owners to carry their own financing when selling homes. The Grand Junction Republican said at a time when getting mortgages is harder, ...

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Rafters about to gain access again to Green River at Mineral Bottom

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The switchback road that took rafters to the Green and Colorado rivers until it washed out last summer will be open in time for the spring runoff. Mineral Road, which leads to the popular Mineral Bottom put-in and take-out on the Green River, ...

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Groups cite mine plan concerns

By Dennis Webb

Conservation groups are pushing climate-change concerns over proposed expansions of operations by Oxbow Mining near Somerset. WildEarth Guardians and the Sierra Club have appealed to the U.S. Department of Interior’s Board of Land ...

Concealed-carry bill for guns heads to final House vote

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado House gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a measure that would allow gun owners to carry their weapons concealed as well as in the open without a permit. HB1205 would not do away with the permits that sheriffs now issue for ...

Child’s desire to help homeless takes root with plant fundraiser

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A news report about a girl in another state who grew a garden to feed the homeless inspired Loma Elementary fifth-grader Talon Chatfield to do the same. Unfortunately, Talon saw the report in January, and a counselor at his school, Connie ...

Panel stops bill to license naturopathic doctors

By Charles Ashby

A number of people in Colorado call themselves naturopathic doctors but shouldn’t be allowed to claim the title, proponents of a bill to license them told a House committee Tuesday. Christopher Lepisto, the sole naturopathic doctor in ...

Montrose hospital fills vacant board positions

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Directors of the Montrose Memorial Hospital Inc. board filled three vacant seats to their nine-member governing board last weekend, preparing the board for a possible April transfer of administration. The new MMHI board ...

New team of police working with homeless has made progress

By Amy Hamilton

A new program that places three officers with the Grand Junction Police Department on the streets solely to work with the homeless already is reaping some benefits, officers reported to the Grand Junction City Council during a workshop ...

Van hits 7-year-old boy near elementary school

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A 7-year-old child walking on F 1/2 Road near Thunder Mountain Elementary School was hit by a van just before 4 p.m. Monday. The boy, Joseph Jacobsen Jr. of Grand Junction, was struck by a red Ford Edge driven by 50-year-old Linda Nickerson, ...

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