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United Way wants to raise $1.2 million

By Staff

United Way of Mesa County announced Wednesday early donors have pledged $466,122 for the 2010-11 fundraising campaign, an amount just below the contributions raised at this time last year. The amount raised by the 34 Pacesetter companies ...


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City builds natural-gas station

By Amy Hamilton

In the realm of alternative fuels for transportation, it’s the old chicken-and-the egg conundrum of which should come first: investing in fueling infrastructure or buying the vehicles that run on the fuels. In Grand Junction, city ...


High schoolers to plan early for career goals

By Emily Shockley

All District 51 high school students will write a plan for reaching their future career and education goals, beginning next school year. The state has mandated all Colorado ninth- through 12th-graders create an Individual Career and Academic ...


Nearly half of Mesa State are classes 90% full

By Emily Shockley

Classes are filling faster this year at Mesa State, but an analysis of wait-listed students found few are left pining for classes pertinent to their major. Nearly half of Mesa State classes were more than 90 percent full at the beginning of ...


Trucker guilty in accident that killed GJ women

By Paul Shockley

A Texas trucker pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide charges in the death of a pair of Grand Junction women in April 2009. Richard E. Widmier, 64, of Burlson, Texas, was behind the wheel of a semi-tractor trailer on April 4, 2009, ...


Jobless but not hopeless, network cultivates ideas

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A wife, mother of three and grandmother of one, Debbie Halpine knows the importance of providing for herself and her family as much as anyone. So when the 43-year-old Grand Junction woman lost her job last November, she submitted countless ...


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Talk of monument getting park designation

By Amy Hamilton

What’s in one little word? Well, if it means changing the name of Colorado National Monument to Colorado National Park, the effect of those four letters could be vast. Talk has been circulating recently about a possible name change for ...


First West Nile death reported in county

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County health officials reported the county’s first West Nile death Wednesday. Neil Milton Springer, 82, died of the virus Monday. It was the first death reported in the county from the virus this year and the third ...


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GVT beats out Front Range to win transit system of year

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Grand Valley Transit has been named the large transit system of the year by the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies, an award the association said was based on the bus service’s safety, reliability and system upgrades. Grand Valley ...


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Affidavit: School break-in suspect tells all in jail call

By Paul Shockley

In recorded phone calls placed at the Mesa County Jail, a suspect in Sunday’s burglary at Tope Elementary School implicated himself and a cohort in the “stupid” incident, according to an arrest affidavit. Jeffrey Allen ...


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