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Economic development group shifts strategy to aggressive search for firms, jobs

By Amy Hamilton

Before the recession, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership’s duty of recruiting new businesses was relatively easy. With the area bolstered by the oil and gas boom, businesses clamored to get a foothold in the rapidly growing Grand ...


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Central grad tapped for brigadier general

By Charles Ashby

No matter how high in rank Air Force Col. David Been gets, his Grand Junction mother still won’t salute him. That may have to change, though, when the U.S. Senate confirms this year’s list of Air Force colonels nominated by ...


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Network of charities comes through to form safety net for Toys for Tots

By Charles Ashby

Toys for Tots is back on the job. After the popular Marine Corps program was suspended last year when its longtime coordinator was no longer authorized to run the program in the Grand Valley, two area residents stepped up to do the job. When ...


Crimes-against-kids cases a major concern in budget negotiations

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The Mesa County Commission will thrash out the nearly $148 million budget for 2012 during a public hearing Monday. Commissioners for the last several weeks have dealt with a series of budget-related issues, such as deciding the level at which ...


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State Patrol apologizes to Palisade man after court dismisses charges

By Paul Shockley

On Sundays, James Fletcher of Palisade regularly may have passed Don Moseman in the hallways of Canyon View Vineyard Church in Grand Junction. On a Saturday in June, Fletcher believes he illegally was arrested by Moseman. Fletcher said he ...


Home sales leap 33% in county

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Mesa County home sales jumped 33 percent in the first 11 months of 2011 compared with the first 11 months of 2010, according to a Bray Real Estate report released this week. January through November, 2,085 homes were sold in the county, which ...


School funding method illegal, judge says

By Charles Ashby

A Denver District Court judge dropped a bombshell ruling late Friday, saying the way the state funds public schools is not thorough and uniform as called for in the Colorado Constitution. The ruling, which is more than 180 pages long, ...


Death notices, Dec. 10, 2011

By Staff

William O. Ellison, 66, Grand Junction, died Dec. 8, 2011, at hospice care center. Mr. Ellison was a design engineer. No services are planned. Survivors include his wife, Karen Grew-Ellison; and one sister, Evelyn “Sis” Parkins ...


Two dogs from homeless camp still in custody of Animal Services

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The two dogs taken from a homeless camp Thursday will remain in the custody of Mesa County Animal Services pending an investigation into a Nov. 22 incident. Both animals are doing well at Animal Services, Director Penny McCarty said Friday. ...


For The Record, Dec. 10, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Rebecca Schaefer, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 21. Manuel Carbonell and Amanda Lauderbach, Delta, a son, Nov. 25. William and Kehlie Kruger, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 25. Bryce and Brittany Skeen, Grand ...


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