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021611 Borders to close

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 ...

Feds to review Bush-era oil shale rules

By Dennis Webb

Seeking to settle two lawsuits, the federal government agreed to reconsider decisions during the Bush administration establishing commercial oil shale rules and designating 2 million acres for possible development. Interior Secretary Ken ...

Country Jam sues to stop competing act

By Paul Shockley

The Wisconsin-based ownership of Country Jam is asking a federal judge to block a competing event planned for late June, saying the man behind Bobby’s Birthday Bash has violated a contractual agreement. In a lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. ...

GarCo, Antero settle Silt Mesa issue

By Dennis Webb

A battle between Garfield County and Antero Resources over high-density natural gas development on Silt Mesa has been averted, at least for now. County commissioners voted 3-0 Tuesday to accept a settlement offer by Antero and drop the ...

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