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GarCo to celebrate new runway, upgrades with Rifle air show

By Dennis Webb

To celebrate $47 million in upgrades to the Garfield County Regional Airport in Rifle, the county is putting on a free $230,000 party for the public next weekend in the form of an air show. Despite some debate over funding for the event, ...

Summer maintenance of schools in full swing

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From major remodels to window-blinds replacements, maintenance projects will affect every school in School District 51 in some way this summer. About three-quarters of the $1.76 million budgeted in 2010–11 for capital projects in ...

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In quandary over homeless

By Amy Hamilton

Flooding of the Colorado River in recent weeks swept away tarps, belongings and garbage left by some of the estimated 60 to 70 people who live in makeshift camps along the riverbanks near Grand Junction. As high water prompted some of the ...

Parks and Wildlife board schedules inaugural meeting

By Charles Ashby

The newly merged Colorado Parks and Wildlife Board will hold its first meeting in Denver this week. The board was created when a new law went into effect last week to combine the state’s Division of Wildlife and the Colorado State Parks ...

Regional talks aim to resolve bid preferences for contractors

By Dennis Webb

Glenwood Springs contractor Mark Gould doesn’t want to have to create a completely separate business based in Mesa County. But he’s prepared to do so if that’s what it takes to keep winning bids there. New inter-county ...

Owners of properties surrounded by Mesa State appeal rezoning decision

By Amy Hamilton

Owners of two homes that are surrounded by properties owned by Mesa State College want Grand Junction City Council members to reconsider a denial to rezone their property. Clark Carroll and Phyllis Carroll, who own homes at 1220 and 1240 ...

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Montrose doubles parks, green space

By William Woody

MONTROSE — During the past 10 years, the green space or parks acreage within the city limits of Montrose doubled. While it represents growth and development of the city, it gives residents a greater way to connect with the most basic ...

Teen accused of trespassing, assaulting officer after vehicle break-ins

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A Grand Junction teenager was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion he broke into several cars and a garage, then assaulted a police officer. Matthew Stephen Roybal, 18, 616 Cottage Meadows Court, was jailed on suspicion of second-degree ...

Immigration officials targeting small businesses

By Charles Ashby

A Colorado business group is warning small businesses to make sure their employees are legally allowed to work in the United States. That’s because U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has notified 1,000 small businesses around the ...

Woman is denied energy-employee compensation

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At least two people who worked at the Grand Junction office of the nation’s nuclear-power agencies aren’t included in the special-exposure cohort established for federal employees there. One of them, Patricia Claypool, a clerk for ...

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