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Wright’s election opponent sees upset possibility

By Charles Ashby

Timothy Menger sees a path to getting elected to the Colorado House, and no one is more surprised than Timothy Menger. The Libertarian candidate for House District 54 said Monday he never really thought he had a shot at the ...

Rifle man guilty of lesser charges in shooting of officer

By Dennis Webb

A Garfield County jury has acquitted a man on a charge of attempted first-degree murder in connection with the 2010 shooting of a Rifle police officer in his protective vest. However, the jury convicted Phil Amonette, 54, of lesser charges of ...


Housing deed slowdown signals stalled market

By Duffy Hayes

State housing data released Monday suggest a bit of a hiccup in the ongoing recovery of Colorado’s residential real estate market, as the number of mortgage loans paid off in the state fell 13 percent from the first quarter of the ...

City weighs CMU request for more money

By Amy Hamilton

Increasing funding for Colorado Mesa University is one of the proposals the Grand Junction City Council debated Monday night as it begins to allocate dollars for the 2013 budget. University President Tim Foster has requested $7 million from ...

Rooms with a view: CMU opens new phase of student housing

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It was the view that spurred sophomores Katy Bruner and Rachel Nowak to pick a room on the top floor of Colorado Mesa University’s newest residence hall, Orchard Avenue Apartments. The balcony that juts off the six-person apartment ...

Western Coloradans join rally in Washington against fracking

By Dennis Webb

A national rally to oppose hydraulic fracturing over the weekend included a contingent from western Colorado, where some residents say they have been dealing with impacts from natural gas development long before it became an issue of ...

City may sell water to resort to make snow

By Amy Hamilton

Powderhorn Mountain Resort could open to skiers a month earlier by buying water from a city-owned reservoir for snow-making, according to one of the resort’s owners, Andy Daly. Daly told Grand Junction City councilors during a workshop ...


Housing booms at CMU

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Colorado Mesa University will show off its newest residence hall, Orchard Avenue Apartments, during an open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today. The four-story, 59,000-square-foot apartment complex at 1062 Orchard Ave. is the fifth residence ...

BLM outlines $1.9M Pine Ridge Fire rehab plan

By Katie Langford

The Bureau of Land Management has submitted a $1.9 million plan to rehabilitate the nearly 14,000 acres burned in the Pine Ridge Fire southwest of De Beque, focusing on soil stabilization and erosion prevention on the scorched land. Sparky ...

Rainfall for July surpasses the norm

By Amy Hamilton

A dousing of rain in the Grand Valley early Sunday morning did more than offer needed moisture for parched plants and lawns. The rainfall measuring in at 0.11 inch of rain in Grand Junction after about 3 a.m. meant total rainfall surpassed ...

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