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Montrose plans three-day extravaganza of all things Christmas

By Staff

A Community Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday in front of the Montrose County Courthouse. The event will include: Turning on lights on the tree. Performances by Dance Around and the Montrose High School Belcanto ...

County may keep more mineral-lease cash if it’s first sent back to state

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One way that Mesa County might be able to keep a grip on $1.6 million in federal mineral-leasing funds would be to send it back to the state, which could then distribute the cash. That tactic, Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca said, ...


Post-holiday deals starting a day early

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While others are slipping into a tryptophan-induced sleep tonight, Grand Junction resident Liz Stemrich will be searching for deals on video games at Walmart. Stemrich, 30, said while shopping Wednesday at Old Navy she would prefer not to ...


Leaf-removal crews lag behind schedule

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

City of Grand Junction leaf-removal crews still are running late this week because of a high volume of dropping leaves and some equipment malfunctions. “We’re not completely back on schedule yet,” said Chris Spears, street ...

Truck driver injured in crash

By Paul Shockley

The driver of a tanker truck was hospitalized after he lost control of the truck while taking a curve near Molina on Wednesday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said. Alvarado Armando, 43, of Rifle, was hauling production water for a company ...

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Grand Junction couple’s treasure going back to Mexico

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The honeymoon treasure Robert and Beverly Elliott found in Mexico City four decades ago is headed home. The Elliotts found their treasure in a small shop somewhere near the Hotel Maria Cristina, where they spent their honeymoon in 1972. It ...

Sheriff: Skull doesn’t match any lost persons

By Paul Shockley

A human skull discovered last month on the Uncompahgre Plateau did not match records from any missing-person case with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, the agency said Wednesday. The upper section of human skull was discovered Oct. ...

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Church spares no trimmings on gobbler dinner deliveries

By Melinda Mawdsley

For some families, enjoying a Thanksgiving meal is their tradition. For others, preparing the meal for strangers is tradition. More than 100 men, women and children gathered at Canyon View Vineyard Church on Wednesday night to put together ...

Jobless rate is stagnant, still lower than 2010

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate remained at 8.5 percent while Colorado’s stayed at 7.7 percent for a second consecutive month in October, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Mesa County’s October ...

Occupy targets national stores

By Amy Hamilton

Early-bird shoppers who line up outside Mesa Mall on Thanksgiving night can expect company from members of the Occupy Grand Junction movement. The loosely knit group, which staged sit-ins at the old Mesa County Courthouse in October and later ...

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