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112311 LEAF PICKUP DELAYED

Leaf-removal crews lag behind schedule

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

City of Grand Junction leaf-removal crews still are running late this week because of a high volume of dropping leaves and some equipment malfunctions. “We’re not completely back on schedule yet,” said Chris Spears, street ...


Truck driver injured in crash

By Paul Shockley

The driver of a tanker truck was hospitalized after he lost control of the truck while taking a curve near Molina on Wednesday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said. Alvarado Armando, 43, of Rifle, was hauling production water for a company ...


112111 MEXICO BOOK H 654

Grand Junction couple’s treasure going back to Mexico

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The honeymoon treasure Robert and Beverly Elliott found in Mexico City four decades ago is headed home. The Elliotts found their treasure in a small shop somewhere near the Hotel Maria Cristina, where they spent their honeymoon in 1972. It ...


Sheriff: Skull doesn’t match any lost persons

By Paul Shockley

A human skull discovered last month on the Uncompahgre Plateau did not match records from any missing-person case with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, the agency said Wednesday. The upper section of human skull was discovered Oct. ...


112311 thanksgiving dinner

Church spares no trimmings on gobbler dinner deliveries

By Melinda Mawdsley

For some families, enjoying a Thanksgiving meal is their tradition. For others, preparing the meal for strangers is tradition. More than 100 men, women and children gathered at Canyon View Vineyard Church on Wednesday night to put together ...


Jobless rate is stagnant, still lower than 2010

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate remained at 8.5 percent while Colorado’s stayed at 7.7 percent for a second consecutive month in October, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Mesa County’s October ...


Occupy targets national stores

By Amy Hamilton

Early-bird shoppers who line up outside Mesa Mall on Thanksgiving night can expect company from members of the Occupy Grand Junction movement. The loosely knit group, which staged sit-ins at the old Mesa County Courthouse in October and later ...


ALMOND Tyler

Clifton teen suspected in sex assault of girl, 13

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man was arrested Monday on charges stemming from an alleged consensual sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl last month. Tyler Jacob Almond, 18,  424 32 Road, Unit 410, was expected to walk out of the Mesa County Jail on ...


Fruita eyes dip in city revenue

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The city of Fruita will take in and spend less money in 2012, largely the product of a drop in property tax revenue and the completion of a new sewage-treatment plant. City finance officials are proposing an $18.8 million budget for next ...


Meeker consultant questions ability of contractor to fix school

By Dennis Webb

MEEKER — A consultant for the Meeker School District Tuesday night voiced concern that revelations regarding the contractor for a botched elementary school project could affect the company’s capacity to pay for repairs to the ...


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