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Reception poor for power line project

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One piece of advice that Susan Knowlton heard Monday night was that a high-voltage power line down the Colorado River and passing in the vicinity of Mount Garfield wouldn’t be welcomed in the Grand Valley. Knowlton is the Bureau of Land ...

Snowboarder survives avalanche near Vail Pass

By Dennis Webb

A snowboarder injured both ankles Saturday when she was carried the entire length of a 1,000-foot-long avalanche on the southwestern slope of Uneva Peak east of Vail Pass. The woman was partially buried in the debris field of the slide, which ...

Low-tech greenhouse could hold promise of year-round growth

By Dennis Webb

Imagine being able to live in Colorado but garden as if you were living in north Texas. Enter the world of farming with high tunnels, which some Colorado producers are using to extend their growing season to year-round. That’s no small ...

Las Colonias Park’s future discussed

By Amy Hamilton

Several people interested in seeing the future of Las Colonias Park fulfill the goals identified in its master plan met Monday with some Grand Junction City Council members and city staff. Harry Griff, a board member of the Downtown ...

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Advocates say jobs, tax revenue at stake in marijuana vote

By Amy Hamilton

Jeff Cassinari was unemployed for six months before landing a job a year and a half ago as a manager at Green Natural Solutions, a medical marijuana center at 733 Rood Ave. If voters in April decide to ban the centers, Cassinari expects he ...

Tipton leads panel that deals with environment

By Staff

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will lead a House subcommittee that oversees environmental issues and regulators such as the Environmental Protection Agency. Tipton, who was elected in November, was a frequent critic of the EPA on the ...

Failed lighting along parkway stirs grumbling

By Amy Hamilton

An issue over a number of failed streetlights on the Riverside Parkway and other darkened streetlights across the city nearly derailed a public hearing Monday night at a Grand Junction City Council meeting. In the minutes before the meeting ...

Lawmakers try to protect severance tax

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Their bills are not expected to make it very far in the Colorado Legislature, but two Western Slope lawmakers want to protect severance tax revenue from being used for anything other than their intended purpose. Revenue from ...

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Boy, 4, found; great-grandma arrested in mall parking lot

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A 72-year-old Grand Junction woman was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of kidnapping her great-grandson after investigators say she failed to turn him over to his father. Relatives of Rosa Mae Welker, however, say the woman has ...

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Church banks on building new parish center on financial site

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St. Joseph Catholic Church has purchased a sliver of land from US Bank at the northwest corner of Fourth Street and White Avenue, hoping to one day soon build a new parish center to accommodate its expanding congregation. The church bought ...

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