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Local briefs, Feb. 20, 2010

By Staff

Free screening set for ‘The Eyes of Me’ The free preview screening of “The Eyes of Me,” the February film presented as part of a monthly Community Cinema program, will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dinosaur Journey ...

On Monday, firearms will be legal on monument

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New rules that go into effect Monday at Colorado National Monument will allow visitors to carry firearms on its trails and overlooks for the first time in 94 years. The change is the result of a new law passed by Congress in May that ended ...

Local taxation on candy, soft drinks improbable

By Emily Shockley

A bill on Gov. Bill Ritter’s desk would levy a state sales tax on candy and soft drinks, but local governments don’t appear likely to follow suit in Grand Junction. Every $10 package of sugary drinks or package of sweets purchased ...

Bus system will mark 10th year with free rides

By Staff

Grand Valley Transit will celebrate its 10-year anniversary by offering free rides for 10 consecutive days beginning next week. The bus system will offer free rides on all 11 of its routes all day between Feb. 23 and March 5. Mesa County ...

Special status possible for Colorado sites

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The Vermillion Basin in northwest Colorado and the high peaks between Silverton and Lake City are listed as potential areas for wilderness or other designation, according to a document leaked from the Bureau of Land Management. Interior ...

Ritter unveils new cuts for yet another lean budget

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter presented his budget-balancing plan Thursday that addresses yet another $1 billion to cover an expected revenue shortfall. The governor said balancing next year’s budget was particularly hard because it comes on top of ...

Pot shop worries neighbor

By Paul Shockley

The front doors stay open weekdays. Neal Kaspar minds some 124 preschool-through-eighth-grade students, many of whom spend their recess time at Lutheran Church and School of Messiah, 840 N. 11th St., on the school’s playground, which is ...


At 86, Citizen of the Year devotes hours to helping others in Junction community

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Charles Kornman was humbled and honored when he was named Citizen of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction on Thursday. Kornman, who wore a red rose boutonniere for the annual Kiwanis charter luncheon at Two Rivers Convention Center, ...

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Mesa County coroner seeks re-election

By Staff

Mesa County coroner Dean Havlik announced Thursday his plans to seek re-election. Havlik, who is a board-certified forensic pathologist, said that in the three years he’s been in the post: The office implemented a new paperless system ...

Immigrant Rights Coalition opens Montrose office today

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition is opening an office today in Montrose, the first for the Denver-based group to appear on the Western Slope. Karen Sherman Perez, the group’s Western Slope coordinator, will run the office at 300 ...

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