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Trucker lives to tell about wreck

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man told investigators that the brakes went out as he was behind the wheel of a loaded-down commercial-trash truck, plummeting down a stretch of highway near Mesa at an estimated 80 mph before crashing into a drainage ...


City changes sign code to allow for more flash in designs

By Emily Shockley

Signs can get a lot flashier following a change to the city’s sign code. Grand Junction City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to alter the city’s sign code to allow sign text and animations to flash, blink, ...


Colleges may offer master’s degrees soon

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Mesa State College and Colorado Mountain College are one step away from offering the new degree programs both schools wanted. The Colorado House gave the final nod to two measures Monday that now head to Gov. Bill ...


Club 20 agenda: energy, education

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Club 20’s spring meeting this weekend will focus on education and energy — and function for a bit as the middle-sized hadron collider of Colorado politics. Gov. Bill Ritter has yet to decide whether he’ll deliver the keynote ...


Counting set to begin in Fruita, Palisade elections

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Fruita and Palisade residents are running out of time to cast their mail-in ballots in this year’s municipal elections. Ballots are due by 7 p.m. today at the Fruita Civic Center, 325 E. Aspen Ave., and at Palisade Town Hall, 175 E. ...


Mesa County leads state, U.S. in census response

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Mesa County and two of its three major population centers are well ahead of the state and national pace in returning census forms for the national head count. With a response rate of 63 percent as of Monday, Mesa County is a step ahead of the ...


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Snowpack well below average

By Dennis Webb

Like a clock ticking down in a college basketball playoff, time is running out on Colorado’s chances for a snowpack comeback this year. Snowpack levels in the Colorado River Basin and the state as a whole remain below average, the U.S. ...


Mesa County to spend $17 million on capital projects

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Mesa County commissioners Monday unanimously approved a financing agreement that will subsidize millions of dollars in capital projects this year, looking past some citizens’ criticism that the county shouldn’t take on debt in a ...


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Candidate cited in gun, alcohol stop

By Paul Shockley

A Republican challenger for Colorado’s House District 54 seat was cited by authorities Saturday night for suspicion of possession of a handgun while under the influence of alcohol, but a Grand Junction police officer who handled the case ...


Colorado plans to employ 500 new workers

By Charles Ashby

Despite the poor economy and nearly $2 billion in program cuts over the past two years, virtually every part of state government plans to expand the number of jobs next year. The proposed $19.6 billion spending plan for the 2010-11 fiscal ...


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