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1 dead, trail of blood in Pear Park

By Staff

Gunfire early Sunday in Pear Park left one person dead and another wounded, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The names of the shooting victims have not been released. One person was detained by deputies but later ...


Council to consider medical pot moratorium

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The Grand Junction City Council on Nov. 16 will consider whether to impose a one-year moratorium on licensing medical marijuana dispensaries, as city officials grapple with a proliferation of the industry and the crime that has apparently ...


Stimulus funding barely a pulse for city

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The city of Grand Junction has had only limited success in obtaining millions of dollars in federal stimulus money, although the bulk of its applications still are pending. City officials have applied for nearly $40 million in funding through ...


Woman, 42, identified in fatal shooting in Pear Park

By Amy Hamilton

A 42-year-old Pear Park woman, Crystal Nash, died after a shooting in the 3000 block of Rood Avenue early Sunday, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. The Coroner’s Office did not release the manner and cause of ...


County scheduling H1N1 vaccinations for kids

By Staff

The Mesa County Health Department will begin scheduling appointments for H1N1 flu vaccinations for young children at 7 a.m. today. This week’s vaccines will be limited to children between the age of 6 months and 35 months. Some ...


Taste for odd records? Try blast of pumpkin

By Amy Hamilton

It’s not as easy as you might imagine to break the Guinness world record for launching a pumpkin, but a team from Delaware did just that Sunday south of Moab, Utah. After failed attempts Friday and Saturday, and a little tinkering and ...


Experts advise against going to get-it-over-with swine flu parties

By Amy Hamilton

Invited to a swine flu party? It would be better to stay home and wash your hair. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, attending a swine party with the hope of contracting the virus and gaining immunity against it, ...


Family wonders why deputies didn’t arrest allegedly violent man

By Amy Hamilton

Family members of victims of a domestic violence incident Thursday are questioning why deputies did not forcibly remove a man from a home after he allegedly shot multiple rounds inside. Gregory J. Johnston, 30, was in Mesa County Jail on ...


Ex-Grand Junction man to run for U.S. Senate

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In what sounds like a reprise of the race between two Grand Junction Republicans running for governor, a former Grand Junction resident is gearing up to run against a Grand Junction native for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. Tom ...


County wins award for its budget draft and reporting

By Staff

For almost two decades, Mesa County’s budget drafters have received national recognition. This year is no exception. Mesa County won two national awards for financial reporting and for budget presentation. The county won these awards, ...


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