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Fruita council not lovin’ proposed Golden Arches sign

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Fruita officials are waiting to hear from the owner of the McDonald’s restaurant after the City Council rejected a proposal for a super-sized Golden Arches at the restaurant. The council voted 5-0 on Tuesday to reject a proposed 80-foot ...


Activists protest evictions of homeless

By Amy Hamilton

About two dozen homeless advocates showed up at Grand Junction City Hall during Wednesday night’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting to protest the police’s removal of some tents by the Colorado River. Eric Neiderkruger was ...


Plea-deal talk delays arraignment of Bebb-Jones in death of wife

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A judge Wednesday delayed the arraignment of Marcus Bebb-Jones by a day as the possibility of a plea deal in his murder case loomed. Bebb-Jones was scheduled to enter a plea in connection with a first-degree murder ...

DUI alleged in crash with bicyclist

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man has been cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after crashing into a teenager on a bicycle Saturday night on Orchard Mesa. George A. Williams, 58, was summonsed to court June 27 for the lone ...

House bans fed cash-for-survey practice

By Staff

The House voted Wednesday to prevent federal agencies from using cash as an incentive for individuals to respond to surveys. The House voted 355-51 in favor of an amendment by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., that would ban the practice among ...

House nixes oil shale research subsidy

By Dennis Webb

A Democratic Colorado congressman Wednesday succeeded in convincing the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives to strip a $25 million oil shale subsidy from an energy and water appropriations bill. The amendment by U.S. Rep. ...

Unaffiliated Gerow officially on ballot

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A second unaffiliated candidate for an open spot on the Mesa County Commission has won a spot on the ballot. Jana Bingham Gerow turned in 1,024 valid signatures, the elections division of the Mesa County Clerk’s Office said. Officials ...

No need to water every day, local expert says

By Amy Hamilton

Water restrictions in the Redlands are requiring hundreds of people to water lawns and gardens less frequently. Some plants such as tomatoes and other vegetables need a consistent amount of water. But overwatering gardens, lawns and trees can ...

Drought worsens: Colorado River flowing near 100-year low

By Matthew Berger

Drought conditions continued to worsen along the Western Slope in the last week as temperatures rose, river flows reached near-record lows and peak snowmelt became a distant memory. In the past week, Colorado River flows at the state line ...


Use it for fear of losing it?

By Amy Hamilton

Redlands residents who can use irrigation water only half the week are using more water during their allowed watering days than they might in a full week, according to the company that administers the water, creating shortages for users on the ...

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