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Colorado’s unique trustee system began after crisis over silver

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The silver that helped make Molly Brown rich also made the Colorado public-trustee system, which is unique in the nation. Colorado legislators and a Populist governor established a system of public trustees after the 1873 demonetization of ...


Fire forces family of 4 from home

By Staff

A fire at a Grand Junction home Thursday morning displaced a family of four, but firefighters were able to keep damage to a minimum, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department. Two dozen firefighters responded to 676 28 Road just before ...


Silt sanctuary caring for two cubs orphaned after Crestone shooting

By Dennis Webb

Two bear cubs orphaned in August following a state wildlife officer’s controversial shooting of their mother near Crestone in August are being cared for at a Silt-area wildlife sanctuary, the Animal Law Center said Thursday in a news ...


Ideas fly after school funds denied

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School District 51 Superintendent Steve Schultz was surprised to receive several phone calls Wednesday morning from people offering to volunteer at schools, help the district cut its budget, or speak to legislators about changing the state ...


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Free weekly didn’t qualify for foreclosure listings

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Mesa County Public Trustee Paul Brown considered publishing legal advertising about foreclosures in a free newspaper before selecting two small publications on either end of the Grand Valley for the notices. The Grand Junction Free Press, ...


Montrose runway open after repair work from tunnel bore

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose Regional Airport Director Lloyd Arnold reported this week that efforts to stabilize a bulge beneath an airport runway have been completed. On May 24, a city-hired contractor used a hydrofracturing drilling technique ...


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GJ council meets new leader of downtown agency

By Amy Hamilton

Some might say Harry Weiss is stepping into the role of director of the Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority at a good time. The agency, which is supported by downtown businesses and the city with a mission to keep the downtown ...


County restores throat treatment service

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The Mesa County Health Department has reinstated throat culture and treatment services, five months after ending those screenings and passing them along to private physicians. Health Department Director Jeff Kuhr said the department received ...


Group submits proposal for stage of USA Pro Cycling Challenge

By Amy Hamilton

Wheels are turning for a professional bicycling stage race in the Grand Valley after members of a local organizing committee recently submitted a bid. Host cities for the August 2012 statewide USA Pro Cycling Challenge should be notified by ...


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Furniture seller Jabs celebrates return to Grand Junction

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The grand opening is still three days away, and Jake Jabs already has a regret about American Furniture Warehouse’s new store in Grand Junction. He wishes it was bigger. The 100,000-square-foot showroom and accompanying ...


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