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Piano tuner busy in rock ‘n’ roll heyday

By Amy Hamilton

Bob Shoffner just wanted to do his job tuning pianos. He worked in the heyday of rock ‘n’ roll with acts such as Chicago, Elton John, the Beach Boys and Earth Wind & Fire,  so invariably there were times when the sex, ...

Blue Ribbons for 43 local restaurants

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Forty-three Mesa County food establishments will be honored with Blue Ribbon awards today for meeting every demand of health inspections. Awards are at 3 p.m. in Grand Junction City Hall’s auditorium. The Mesa County Health Department ...

Junction woman selected for horse advisory board

By Staff

Grand Junction resident Callie Hendrickson has been selected to serve on the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board. The Bureau of Land Management announced three appointments to the board Monday. June C. Sewing of Cedar City, Utah, and ...


GJ man suspected in death of soldier near Fort Campbell

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a Fort Campbell soldier. Mesa County authorities arrested Jarred Tabor Long, 24, in Grand Junction on a murder warrant out of Christian County, Kentucky. The victim’s ...

Willis’ firm investigated after closure

By Paul Shockley

New Mexico authorities are investigating the abrupt closure of a title company tied to Bobby Willis, the man behind last year’s aborted “Bobby’s Birthday Bash” music festival in Mesa County. The New Mexico Public ...

This Week in the Legislature, Feb. 6, 2012

By Staff

After taking Friday off because of a massive snowstorm, the Legislature will have some catching up to do on the floor of the House and Senate, clearing some bills immediately before them. ■ Today: An ethics committee looking into the ...


Missing men found dead in Utah canyon

By Amy Hamilton

A Facebook page dedicated to finding two Grand Junction men who seemed to disappear in rural Utah last week lit up with condolences and kind words after the vehicle they were driving was found in a deep ravine Sunday morning. By Sunday ...

More students aiming for higher degrees at CMU

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While the number of bachelor’s and master’s degrees awarded by Colorado Mesa University continues to rise, the number of associate degrees and certificates awarded by the Colorado Mesa system dipped last year. The number of ...

Santorum vows assault on EPA, laws, if elected

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MONTROSE — The federal government will play a smaller role in the affairs of the West should he win the nomination and ultimately the presidency, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said. Santorum, one of the four remaining ...


Santorum rouses Montrose crowd

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MONTROSE — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum lashed out at President Barack Obama on Saturday for the president’s handling of threats to Israel, bringing many of the crowd of more than 400 to their feet. “I have never ...

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