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Alcohol factor in fatal crash near Silt

By Paul Shockley

A 19-year-old man was killed Friday night when the truck he was riding in careened off Interstate 70 near Silt, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The victim, who has not yet been identified by authorities, was a passenger in a 1994 ...


After years of wilting, gardens strengthen roots with help from MDS

By Amy Hamilton

Like a flower pushing up from parched soil, a rebirth of sorts is occurring at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. In the past eight months, workers have ripped bindweed from gardens, repaired a faulty irrigation system and trained a ...

Monument to install speed humps

By Staff

Speed humps are to be installed next week at both entrances to Colorado National Monument. Humps, which are designed to slow traffic to 10 mph, are needed, according to a study by the Federal Highway Administration, monument officials said in ...

Grand Junction moviegoers don’t allow fear to stop show

By Staff

Don’t be afraid, and go see “The Dark Knight Rises,” Grand Junction moviegoers said Friday. Despite the horrific news of the shooting of more than 70 people at an Aurora movie theater just after midnight Friday, local ...

‘Once again,’ Colorado scene of horror

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Calling the shootings of 71 people in an Aurora movie theater “beyond reason,”  President Barack Obama urged people in Fort Myers,  Fla., to “keep the people of Aurora in your heart and minds.” “May the ...

Mesa County jobless rate crawls up to 9.4%; students cited for ‘predictable’ increase

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate rose in June to 9.4 percent, up from 9 percent in May but down from 10 percent in June 2011, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment reported. Colorado saw the statewide unemployment rate rise ...

City workers likely to see bump in pay soon

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city workers may be pleasantly surprised to see a slight bump in their next paychecks. City councilors on Friday gave the nod to reinstate the remainder of the 3 percent of employee salaries that were cut in 2009. Councilors ...

Water initiatives may not make ballot

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Two initiatives that worried several Colorado water organizations might not make the November ballot. The proponents of initiatives 3 and 45, both aimed at rolling back current Colorado water law, told officials at the Colorado Secretary of ...

Bill would let states manage forest land

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A measure that would give states more authority to manage forest lands within their borders passed the House Resources subcommittee on national parks, forests and public lands. The Healthy Forest Management Act, H.R. 6089, by U.S. Rep. Scott ...


Friends mourning loss of ‘easygoing, fun guy to be with’

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There was the fun-loving John Brink: Beer in one hand, cigar in the other, lounging in a chair in blue swim trunks and sunglasses, celebrating his 50th birthday on a Mexican beach. That’s the persona those closest to him recall with a ...

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