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Panel OKs bill to let seniors buy lifetime parks passes

By Charles Ashby

Senior citizens got one step closer Wednesday to being able to purchase a lifetime state parks pass similar to one they already can get from the federal government. A measure that would allow Coloradans 64 and older to purchase a state Aspen ...

Getting it Right, March 18, 2010

By Staff

Regarding Wednesday’s article “City might put river-area acreage up for sale,” Grand Junction City Council members Monday discussed putting 13.55 acres of land around Riverside Parkway in south downtown up for sale but ...

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Avalanche victim rescued from mesa

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 35-year-old Grand Junction man was carried off Grand Mesa and flown to St. Mary’s Hospital on Wednesday after he was injured in an avalanche. Seth Anderson, co-founder of Loki outdoor apparel in Grand Junction, appeared to have broken ...

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City might put river-area acreage up for sale

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction voters would have to approve the potential sale of nearly nine city-owned acres at various spots along Riverside Parkway before the city could consider moving the property onto the real estate market. Some parcels are part of ...

Delta schools candidate backs out

By Emily Shockley

The sole candidate for superintendent of Delta County Schools recently pulled out of the running for the position amidst controversy surrounding how he was offered the job. Ed Longfield worked for the Delta County School District until last ...

2 officers back on duty after fatal shooting

By Paul Shockley

Two Grand Junction Police Department officers who fatally shot a man during a confrontation at a North Avenue motel have resumed their normal patrol duties. One officer went back to work Friday. The second went back to work Monday, according ...

Power plant conversion bill cleared by panel

By Charles Ashby

A measure designed to boost jobs on the Western Slope and help clear the air along the Front Range by converting coal-fired power plants to natural gas easily won approval in a House panel Tuesday. The measure, House Bill 1365, has the ...

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Mesa County Democrats pick Bennet, split with state

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County Democrats went for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in Tuesday’s caucuses, but most other Democrats in the state decided his opponent, Andrew Romanoff, was the better choice. The former speaker of the Colorado House took nearly 51 ...

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Tea parties factor into Mesa County Republican races

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Republican caucuses in the Grand Valley took on a distinct tea-party tinge Wednesday as party members marked the beginning of the political season. Still, some Republicans gathered on Grand Junction’s east edge and in Fruitvale ...

Grand Junction census office loses leader

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Two weeks before the national head count for the U.S. Census, the Grand Junction office is without a permanent head. Employees also are being encouraged to see physicians should they feel any ill effects from noxious fumes that leaked into ...

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