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Homeless families find shelter from bitter cold at day center

By Amy Hamilton

The hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., especially on Sundays, were always the biggest challenge for the Terry family. During the days, the homeless family improvised to keep warm, wandering the aisles for long hours at Wal-Mart and Mesa Mall or ...


Newest legislators hope to quickly straighten learning curve

By Charles Ashby

Rep.-elect Ray Scott already knows he’ll make mistakes in the statehouse. Every freshman lawmaker does. But the Grand Junction Republican who will be sworn into office when the Colorado Legislature convenes the 2011 session Wednesday ...

Bipartisan efforts could revive state timber industry, representatives say

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A pair of freshman representatives from different political parties have begun work to find solutions to the state’s bark-beetle infestation and spark a revival of the region’s timber industry. State Sen.-elect ...

Canadian air ushers frigid start to week

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A fresh wave of bitterly cold air is following on the heels of this weekend’s storm, which could make for a slippery commute this morning. After a forecast low in the single digits, the high in Grand Junction today is only supposed to ...

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Papin back with county as interim manager

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Tom Papin jokes that he had to assure his psychiatrist he was making good decisions when, fresh off retirement in balmy Florida, he chose to come to icy western Colorado and guide Mesa County for the next several months as its interim ...

Weekly Planner, Jan. 9, 2011

By Staff

Sunday, Jan. 9 The Adrian Empire, 10 a.m. second Sunday of each month, Red Rock Archery, 3193 Hall Ave,  314-2627, 260-4634. The Organic Gardening group, 2 p.m., second Sunday of each month, Western Colorado Botanical Gardens Library, ...

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Grand Junction builder running for U.S. president

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A Grand Junction man headed out Saturday afternoon on his maiden voyage from town as a presidential candidate, sent off by more than 100 well-wishers. John Davis, owner of Blue Star Industries, a home-building company, set out from his ...

GJ man suffers multiple wounds

By Paul Shockley

A man was shot multiple times early Saturday at a Grand Junction home, and the suspected gunman remained at large through the day, authorities said. The man, whose identity was not released by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, was ...

Naturita jobs from uranium revival don’t sway its foes

By William Woody

NATURITA — The state’s approval last week of a radioactive-materials license for the Pi&#241on Ridge uranium mill set off a reverberation of support and hope for economic revival to this economically depressed area. At ...

Court hearing preceded slaying of Paonia woman

By Paul Shockley

A Paonia woman allegedly killed at the hand of her estranged husband had attended a court proceeding Friday in Paonia before she was found stabbed to death behind a home near her own, officials said Saturday. Melinda Yager, 34, had been ...

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