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Gun-rights advocateto speak in GJ tonight

By Staff

Alan Gottlieb, a nationally known speaker on gun rights, will be in Grand Junction tonight delivering the keynote address at the Pro Second Amendment Committee’s 22nd annual banquet. Gottlieb is publisher of TheGunMag.com and The ...

Drilling proposed near Paonia Reservoir

By Dennis Webb

An energy company hopes to drill nearly 150 shale-gas and coal-bed natural gas wells north of Paonia Reservoir. SG Interests’ proposal reflects the relatively new but growing efforts by energy companies to produce oil and gas from shale ...

Candidate for Congress here today

By Staff

State Rep. Sal Pace, the Democratic challenger for the 3rd Congressional District, will be in Grand Junction and the North Fork Valley today. At 9 a.m. today, the Pueblo Democrat will address fellow party members at the Mesa County Democratic ...


Selling Town Hall up to voters

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The town of Palisade hopes to sell the building and land that houses its current administrative offices, so employees can move into their new digs. Voters in the April 3 election are being asked to let the town sell the Town Hall building at ...

Man pleads guilty to stealing $130,000 from former lumber firm

By Amy Hamilton

A former Grand Junction man pleaded guilty in court Friday to stealing $130,000 from Harbert Lumber and its suppliers when he worked as a mechanic to maintain the company’s fleet in 2007. Robert Gary Leisten, 44, who now lives in ...

Shooter mistakes mohawk for fowl, runs afoul of the law

By Paul Shockley

Derrill Rockwell told police he grabbed his rifle, the .22-caliber he kept handy to kill rodents around the house, about 5 a.m. Oct. 5 and walked outside to confront it. The bird. Possibly, he told police, the same fowl he suspected of ...


Condition much improved for veterans medical center

By Amy Hamilton

After years of being rerouted and working in construction zones, veterans and staff at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 2121 North Ave, can enjoy the brighter and more modern conditions of a $13 million remodel and addition. Planning for ...

Record high temperature is recorded

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Grand Junction hit a record-high temperature for March 23 when the mercury reached 76 degrees Friday. The previous record for the date was set in 1997 with a high of 75 degrees, according to Dan Cuevas, a technician with the National Weather ...


High-schoolers get head start on college work

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High school students across western Colorado are taking college courses without leaving their high school campuses. The High School Scholars program allows teachers in 17 Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel and Grand County high schools ...

Nearly a fifth of school out sick

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About 100 kids either stayed home Friday from Orchard Mesa Middle School or left the school during the day because of an illness. A stomach virus is going around the school, according to District 51 spokeswoman Christy McGee. She said similar ...

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