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Student uses tip money to help family at Christmas

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Every tip Kalinda Theobold collected for 10 months at her job at Chipotle got her a few bucks closer to her goal of providing a merry Christmas for a local family. The 20-year-old Colorado Mesa University student decided earlier this year to ...


Blotter, Dec. 12, 2011

By Staff

Damage at residence hall Someone damaged property at a Colorado Mesa University residence hall, Tolman Hall, at 1140 Texas Ave. Property with a total value of more than $1,000 was damaged in various parts of the residence hall, according to ...


Forbes recognizes health care model in GJ

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Grand Junction’s health care model recently earned another plaudit from a national publication, one that declares the system proves wrong proponents of consumer-driven health care. Forbes magazine, noted for consistent support of ...


Rio Blanco County coal mine seeks 2,592-acre expansion

By Dennis Webb

A Rio Blanco County underground coal mine that employs about 167 people is seeking to lease 2,592 acres of additional federal coal reserves that it would use to continue supplying a Utah power plant. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking ...


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Repairs at Caprock follow problems at Meeker school

By Dennis Webb

The Caprock Academy building in Grand Junction soon will undergo the last of structural repairs that came about over concerns that the contractor was the same one responsible for a botched Meeker school project. Dan Sherrill, facilities and ...


EPA fracking finding may figure in state talks

By Dennis Webb

Last-minute negotiations have delayed a possible decision on proposed hydraulic-fracturing-disclosure rules this week by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Meanwhile, some conservation and citizen groups are asking that as the ...


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Corporate recruiters: Officials target companies that would fit well in GJ

By Amy Hamilton

It’s easy for people to sound off on what kinds of businesses they want in Grand Junction. The large empty buildings at the Eastgate Shopping Center on North Avenue could host a Costco. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Panera Bread ...


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Economic development group shifts strategy to aggressive search for firms, jobs

By Amy Hamilton

Before the recession, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership’s duty of recruiting new businesses was relatively easy. With the area bolstered by the oil and gas boom, businesses clamored to get a foothold in the rapidly growing Grand ...


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Central grad tapped for brigadier general

By Charles Ashby

No matter how high in rank Air Force Col. David Been gets, his Grand Junction mother still won’t salute him. That may have to change, though, when the U.S. Senate confirms this year’s list of Air Force colonels nominated by ...


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Network of charities comes through to form safety net for Toys for Tots

By Charles Ashby

Toys for Tots is back on the job. After the popular Marine Corps program was suspended last year when its longtime coordinator was no longer authorized to run the program in the Grand Valley, two area residents stepped up to do the job. When ...


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