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Price rises on county building remodel

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The cost to remodel the county’s Central Services facility in downtown Grand Junction has increased by more than $250,000, as officials plan to replace another roof and relocate another county department. County commissioners agreed ...


Nightclub adds tattoo, piercing to its services

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A North Avenue nightclub will add a tattoo and piercing parlor and an alcohol-free area for patrons over the age of 18 after Mesa County commissioners on Monday approved a modification of the business’ premises. Infinity Nightclub also ...


Wildlife, Parks merger bill is signed

By Charles Ashby

The state boards that oversee the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Colorado State Parks can begin their work to consolidate, now that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Monday allowing them to do so. The measure, introduced by Sen. ...


State’s microbrewer in chief ready to push Colorado wines

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to put his Colorado wine where his mouth is. While touring Palisade’s wine country Monday to kick off Colorado Wine Week, Hickenlooper, a brew-pub pioneer,  said he would try to do for wine what he ...


GarCo appeals road limits in forest travel

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners agreed Monday to appeal limitations on several roads under a new forest travel management plan. The county contends there are inconsistencies between county and White River National Forest maps regarding several ...


Tipton staff highest paid among freshman members

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton paid his staff more than any other freshman member of Congress, according to a website that tracks congressional pay. The Republican congressman paid his 21 staff workers $243,431 in the first three months of the year, ...


Blues Traveler to play July 8 in Palisade

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Popular rock band Blues Traveler will play a special show at 7:30 p.m July 8 at Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, according to Sandstone Entertainment’s website and Wigout Productions promoter David Prather. Tickets are $35 and go on ...


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Jockey turned meth kingpin sentenced to 32 years

By Paul Shockley

A former professional horse racing jockey, Armando Rodriguez-Estrada, rose to become one of the largest dealers of methamphetamine in the Grand Valley before his arrest last year, a prosecutor said Monday. The man known as ...


City tax revenue recovers after jolt

By Amy Hamilton

Black Sunday, when Exxon canceled an oil shale project, thrust locals and the Grand Valley headlong into a recession. But the ensuing economic devastation that started May 2, 1982, was peanuts compared with the recession that swept Grand ...


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River rises with second hot day

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The hottest day of the year thus far in the Grand Valley spurred moderate flooding along the Colorado River and lane closures along Interstate 70 west of Fruita, as snowmelt continues to rapidly drain off the mountains and fill already swollen ...


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