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Monument fees to go up May 2

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Celebrating Colorado National Monument’s centennial with a hike or bike ride through the 32-square-mile playland will cost you more starting May 2. Monument officials announced Monday the National Park Service director approved a ...

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Sticker shock for City Council candidate

By Amy Hamilton

A candidate for an at-large Grand Junction City Council seat was working Monday to remove campaign stickers that had been placed on street signs in the downtown area over the weekend. Jacob Richards said he didn’t know who plastered his ...

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Foreclosure pace easing from a year ago

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After financially troubled homeowners accounted for the second-most foreclosure filings in Mesa County’s history last year, there are signs that the marketplace may be crawling out of its dark hole, or at least not retreating further ...

Housing Authority expands its help with foreclosures

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Last year, 68 out of 75 foreclosure counselors in Colorado operated in metro Denver or in cities north of the capital. That left seven counselors to handle the rest of the state, with one in Grand Junction and one or two in Durango. A ...

Country Jam, ‘Bobby’ feud topic of Loma town meetings

By Paul Shockley

The subject of a pending federal lawsuit, the feud between country music festivals will be the focus of town meetings over the next two weeks in Loma. Joe Coleman, an attorney representing Country Jam who has criticized plans for ...

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New stores fill mall vacancies

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New tenants are beginning to fill some of the Mesa Mall spaces vacated by retailers at the end of last year and beginning of this year. Da-avy’s Fashion Boutique opened within the past two weeks in the mall’s Food Court next to ...

County, ex-employee continue legal battle

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A battle between Mesa County and a former Clerk and Recorder’s Office employee over unemployment benefits is headed to the Colorado Court of Appeals after the employee won two previous judgments against the county. County officials ...

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Palisade pushes for new library branch

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Palisade town leaders are making their pitch to the Mesa County Public Library District to relocate the Palisade branch to a larger space in the town’s slowly developing civic center, claiming the library can save money now by building ...

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County official heading off to War College

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Tom Fisher has used his skills in the military to help rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure. Now, he has the opportunity to use that experience to benefit Mesa County. The regional services director for the county and Army National Guard ...

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Monument strives for safety

By Amy Hamilton

It’s not something that officials like to broadcast for fear of reopening the floodgates, but Colorado National Monument has experienced some victories during the past year and a half in combating the amount of crime, vandalism and ...

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