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Lawsuit claims negligence in death of racer

By Paul Shockley

A lawsuit filed by a Front Range couple alleges negligence on the part of numerous entities, including Grand Junction Motor Speedway and its owner, in the death of a young girl during a racing event last summer. Jason and Tracy Duncan, the ...

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Administration plan trims funds for Moab-area tailings work

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The Obama administration wants to reduce spending for the removal of millions of tons of uranium mill tailings near Moab, Utah. The administration’s budget for fiscal 2012, which begins Oct. 1, proposes to slice about $9 million in ...

Oil shale-area congressmen critical of leasing review

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The two congressmen whose districts encompass most of the nation’s oil shale lands said the Obama administration missed the mark in announcing it will reconsider leasing rules. The congressmen, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, ...

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Grand Junction Borders store to close by April 30

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Robert Baker frequently comes to Borders, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50, to grab a mocha and check out deals on hot-rod magazines. That routine will come to an end by April 30, the deadline for the Grand Junction store and 199 other Borders ...

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Community spirit grows from school garden

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

What started as a way to show Wingate Elementary students the food-growing process has turned into a community effort to build a kid-friendly garden that will supply vegetables to the school’s cafeteria. Last spring, students filled a ...

Reservoir operators make room in anticipation of high runoff

By Dennis Webb

Federal dam managers have been releasing extra water from two Colorado River Basin reservoirs to make room for possible above-average spring runoff. “We thought it would be better just to send a little extra water down right now,” ...

Long-distance relationship goes awry; man accused of text, phone harassment

By Staff

An Ohio man was arrested Tuesday in Mesa County on suspicion he harassed and threatened a Grand Junction woman with almost 200 text and phone messages in December, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. Marco Anthony Nolfi, 41, of ...

GJ rental vacancy at 7.5 percent in 4th quarter

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Housing experts suspect Mesa County’s high foreclosure rate helped fill local rental properties in the fourth quarter, when Grand Junction’s vacancy rate hit its lowest point since fall 2009. The city’s rental vacancy rate ...

Budget cuts would nick School District 51 by $9.2 million

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The $375 million cut to K–12 education proposed Tuesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper would amount to a loss of $9.2 million next school year in School District 51. Add the million-dollar increase in the school district’s contribution ...

Two reactions to governor’s spending plan: less government or more revenue needed

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The governor’s proposed spending plan for the next fiscal year was met with mixed reactions from state lawmakers Tuesday. While some herald the massive cuts to public education as sad but needed, others said it should be ...

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