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New executive director position likely to go to N. Carolina man

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s Downtown Development Authority will offer its executive director position to Asheville, N.C., resident Harry Weiss. Weiss was the director for nine years, until 2009, at the Public Interest Projects Inc., a development ...


Show details Plateau Valley grad’s house-hunting saga in Kyrgyzstan

By Melinda Mawdsley

Former Mesa County resident Farrell Styers and his wife Kirstin will appear on an upcoming TV show aimed at helping the young couple settle into their new life in Kyrgyzstan. Styers, a 1996 graduate of Plateau Valley High School, will appear ...

Town Hall slated Thursday to discuss children’s issues

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Child advocates will host a town hall meeting Thursday to give citizens an opportunity to provide input for the formation of a national strategy on children’s issues. The meeting is part of the National Movement for America’s ...

Woman suspected of abuse charged in sex assault of child

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton woman accused of beating a young girl and burning her with a heated knife is facing fresh allegations that she sexually assaulted the same girl. Dianeth Pittman, 39, was formally charged Tuesday by the Mesa County District ...

Town of Dinosaur may seek OK for casino

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A bid by lonely Dinosaur, population 320, for a casino and resort run by the Northern Ute tribe could be a long time in the making, said former U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo. The Utes, meanwhile, might find it easier to build such ...

Ex-welfare case manager fraud suspect

By Paul Shockley

A former longtime Mesa County Department of Human Services case manager and her husband are accused of improperly receiving more than $53,000 in welfare benefits. Tony Padilla Jr., 45, and his wife, Venica Padilla, 41, now Aurora residents, ...

Obama speech airs in schools Wednesday

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School District 51 students will be watching when President Barack Obama delivers his third annual back-to-school speech at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The speech, which is aimed at schoolchildren across the nation, will be delivered from a ...

Grand Valley buses could run later at night

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Grand Valley Transit riders who have clamored for longer bus service hours for years may soon get their wish. The Grand Valley Regional Transportation Committee voted unanimously Monday to recommend that buses run three hours later in the ...

Oil, gas leases on public land down significantly

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Oil and gas leasing on public lands is down significantly from 2008, and revenue to the federal government as a result are down 44 percent, according to an industry analysis. The Western Energy Alliance said its analysis showed that the ...

Another Colorado paper to charge for website

By Charles Ashby

The Greeley Tribune is the latest Colorado newspaper that will charge readers for its online content, the newspaper announced Sunday. The transition, which is to begin in November, is part of a national trend among newspapers large and ...

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