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Council may refinance debt on parkway

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members may approve of a plan to refinance and reduce debt on the Riverside Parkway, but they first want to hear how community members feel about it. “We’re still committed to an early payoff; ...

Mesa County court will hear election suit

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An Aspen woman’s lawsuits against elections officials in two counties, one of them Mesa County, will proceed separately, a panel ruled. Marilyn Marks filed suit against the clerks in Jefferson and Mesa counties in hopes of gaining ...

Clinic for uninsured seeks location

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As a volunteer on a medical team going to homeless camps with the Grand Junction Police Department’s Homeless Outreach Team, Lloyd Davis saw first-hand the need for a health clinic for uninsured people in the Grand Valley. Davis, who ...

Forecast: Get ready for winter

By Amy Hamilton

Workers around the Grand Valley were out in force blowing out sprinkler systems and checking on furnaces Monday. Good thing, too. Balmy autumn weather that has stuck around for weeks is expected to abruptly change, at least for the next few ...

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Dixson remembered as humble philanthropist

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Businessman, inventor and behind-the-scenes philanthropist Bruce Dixson died Monday at his home. He was 93. Dixson, who held a dozen patents on inventions ranging from devices that improved the performance of gyroscopes on aircraft to filters ...


Museum braced for big cuts

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The Museum of Western Colorado is bracing for another significant slash in funding from Mesa County, as museum administrators consider how to absorb that blow while simultaneously planning to plead their case for no reductions to county ...

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Tanker crash spills crude oil into creek

By Paul Shockley

Thousands of gallons of crude oil spilled near a creek off Colorado Highway 141 on Monday when a semi-trailer careened off the roadway, triggering responses from local, state and federal agencies. The semi, including a tanker owned by ...

Occupy movement leaves courthouse lawn

By Melinda Mawdsley

The Occupy Grand Junction movement will soon look different. Discussion among the movement’s participants has prompted organizers to branch it out to other places in Grand Junction, freeing up the old Mesa County Courthouse lawn for ...

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Coloradan revisits desegregation fight

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — For three decades, Carlotta Walls LaNier chose not to dwell on a high school experience in which she helped make history. LaNier, now a real estate broker in the Denver area, lived in Little Rock, Ark., in the 1950s. In 1957, ...


Drug take-back can quell danger at home

By Paul Shockley

Alex Hunter doesn’t know for sure if the painkillers he stored on his bathroom counter were the same pills that factored in his son’s death. “In my mind, I’ll always believe he got into mine ... I was careless about ...

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