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Utah man killed in truck crash

By Paul Shockley

A Utah man driving a tanker truck loaded down with crude oil died Thursday morning in a single-vehicle rollover crash that sparked a small wildfire southwest of Craig, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The 62-year-old man from Vernal ...


Palisade Cafe closes, may reopen

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A well-known Palisade restaurant has closed, although the loss to downtown could be short-lived. The Palisade Cafe and Grill, 113 W. Third St., served its last meal last weekend and is now for sale. A sign taped to a window indicates the ...

Slow holiday shifts get even slower for cops

By Paul Shockley

It was quiet leading up to Thanksgiving 2010 until the “head thumper” arrived. On Nov. 24, 2010, a preholiday lull was interrupted at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department when a 38-year-old Clifton man turned up in the ...

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Third quarter airline travel up 4 percent

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Passenger boardings at Grand Junction Regional Airport inched up 4 percent through the third quarter compared to the same period last year, even as commercial traffic dipped in September. A total of 166,890 passengers had flown out of the ...

Gateway, Rico spared from postal chopping block

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The rural western Colorado communities of Gateway and Rico will retain their post offices after the U.S. Postal Service pulled them off the list of communities where post office locations could be shuttered. Postal Service spokesman David ...

GJ distributor of condom dispensers makes global mark in AIDS prevention

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The epidemic of AIDS is leveling off around the world, according to the United Nations, and Chuck York of Grand Junction says his company played a role in slowing the spread of the frequently fatal, sexually transmitted disease. York’s ...

Montrose plans three-day extravaganza of all things Christmas

By Staff

A Community Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday in front of the Montrose County Courthouse. The event will include: Turning on lights on the tree. Performances by Dance Around and the Montrose High School Belcanto ...

County may keep more mineral-lease cash if it’s first sent back to state

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One way that Mesa County might be able to keep a grip on $1.6 million in federal mineral-leasing funds would be to send it back to the state, which could then distribute the cash. That tactic, Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca said, ...


Post-holiday deals starting a day early

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While others are slipping into a tryptophan-induced sleep tonight, Grand Junction resident Liz Stemrich will be searching for deals on video games at Walmart. Stemrich, 30, said while shopping Wednesday at Old Navy she would prefer not to ...


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 ...

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