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City of Grand Junction to cut employee wages in 2010

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The recession has finally tapped Grand Junction city employees on the shoulder and reached into their pocketbooks. The city’s 670 or so full-time workers will take a pay cut next year, the first time that’s happened in at least 30 ...


Education leader talks reform to District 51

By Emily Shockley

Colorado Education Commissioner Dwight Jones encouraged School District 51 leaders Monday to help the state join a nationwide competition for a chunk of $4 billion. The “Race to the Top” competition will split $4 billion provided ...


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Testimony: Investigation tainted in death of Helmick’s first husband

By Paul Shockley

A sheriff’s deputy in Florida, the brother of accused murderer Miriam Helmick, was allowed to assist in the investigation into the death of his sister’s first husband in 2002, according to testimony Monday. J.P. Morgan, who is ...


Mesa County allows group homes to house 2 more residents each

By Staff

A residential group home that houses sexually abusive youth between the ages of 12 and 18 will be allowed to increase the number of people living together in the home by two. The Mesa County Commission voted unanimously Monday in favor of the ...


Salvos fired in swine flu battle

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That cough, general achiness and discomfort — it’s just about certain that it’s H1N1 swine flu, authorities say. If you’re an adult with no other health problems and haven’t received a vaccination for the ...


City again delays vote on historic district zoning

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For the second time in a month, the Grand Junction City Council has delayed a decision that could have major implications on how land is used in the future in the historic district on Seventh Street. After nearly two hours of testimony and ...


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Welfare fraud suspected

By Amy Hamilton

A Mesa County Department of Human Services employee whose husband grossed more than $104,000 last year has been charged with stealing welfare benefits of more than $18,000 from the agency she worked for. Angela Kim Rodriguez, 31, 872 Sabil ...


Area births, through Oct. 10

By Staff

— Births St. Mary’s Hospital: Aaron Lee and Danielle LaCasse, Loma, a son, Sept. 30. Shad and Nattana Johnson, Grand Junction, a son, Oct. 2 . Chad and Laura Schippert, Silt, a daughter, Oct. 2. Tony and Jennifer Wachowicz, ...


Counselor asks businesses to sponsor troubled teens

By Emily Shockley

State budget cutbacks forced Raynee Gloden out of her job as a therapist at Colorado West Regional Mental Health. She was told her last day was to be Sept. 30, and that the Juvenile Justice Program she worked with was to have its funding cut ...


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Kids Voting, Oct. 19, 2009

By Staff

Voters will be asked on Nov. 3 to extend the term limits for the offices of the Mesa County coroner, district attorney and sheriff. All three offices have a two-term limit with each term being four years. The ballot issues this election are ...


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