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Traffic Alert, Aug. 19, 2012

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ 2012 Interstate 70B Roadway Construction – Phase 2: The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Interstate Highway Construction, Inc. (IHC) continue ...


Cost per gallon of gas 
up by 36 cents
 across America

By Duffy Hayes

Wayne Hatch looked puzzlingly at the display on the gas pump as he tried to fill up at the Safeway on Horizon Drive on Friday. He cupped his hands over his eyes, fruitlessly pushed a series of buttons, and even quizzically looked around ...

Advocates post 
fake eviction 
notes on homes

By Lory Pounder

Community responses to fake eviction notices deeming one’s home unsanitary and dangerous have ranged from violent threats to sympathetic support. Occupy Grand Junction members created the notices when looking for “more radical and ...

Unemployment down slightly in July

By {screen_name}

Unemployment dipped slightly from 9.5 percent in June to 9.3 percent in July in Mesa County, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Colorado unemployment changed little as well, with the ...

Statewide DUI crackdown to last until Sept. 4

By Staff

More than 90 law enforcement agencies and the Colorado State Patrol have filed plans to increase driving under the influence patrols now through Sept. 4, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. The patrols, some of which will ...

CMU trustees seek money for new building

By {screen_name}

Colorado Mesa University trustees voted Friday to ask the state for $9.79 million to put toward construction of a new academic classroom building. The state’s capital construction funds have been scarce for years but Colorado Mesa ...


GOP to Wright: Address questions

By Staff

Local Republican Party leaders called on Jared Wright to address questions about his character Friday, but they stopped short of demanding that he drop out of the race for House District 54. Those questions were first raised last month when ...

House race will lack Dee Coram

By Staff

Montrose resident Dee Coram will not challenge his GOP father, state Rep. Don Coram, the Democrat told the Montrose Daily Press on Friday. Democratic Party leaders in the county told The Daily Sentinel on Thursday that they had been trying to ...

Woman dies in collision with train

By Staff

An elderly woman died Friday when her vehicle collided with a train near the center of Paonia, local authorities said. The woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was driving a 2001 Ford Minivan when it collided with the coal train, ...


CMU breaks ground on new dorm

By {screen_name}

Colorado Mesa University trustees, employees and boosters turned the dirt Thursday evening on the site of the university’s newest residence hall. The new residence hall on the southeast corner of Texas and Cannell avenues will be the ...

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