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Tight budget forces cutback in downtown Christmas lights

By Amy Hamilton

Sparse, single-color holiday lighting downtown this season has some people wondering if the Grinch has stolen Christmas. Every year, Grand Junction’s Downtown Development Authority contracts out for the lighting services. The city of ...

Court restricts police searches of cars when there’s no warrant

By Charles Ashby

If police search a vehicle during a traffic arrest without a warrant, they’d better have a good reason, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. The issue centers on a minor drug case in Mesa County court that involved Grand Junction ...

Clifton gets new ambulance after fire

By Paul Shockley

All they want for Christmas is a new ambulance. Preferably, in the eyes of the Clifton Fire Protection District, one that doesn’t mysteriously catch fire in the fire station, Assistant Fire Chief Greg Martin said. “If ...

Expect slow road to recovery, economic study by CU finds

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Full economic recovery may be a ways off. But some areas of Mesa County took their first baby steps toward stability in 2011, according to an economic study released this month by the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of ...

Newly drawn legislative maps displace current pols, counties

By Charles Ashby

If the Colorado Supreme Court approves the new legislative maps now before it, four Western Slope members of the Colorado House would no longer live in the districts they represent. At the same time, two other districts on this side of the ...

Deputies see owner dumped as truck stolen; suspect arrested

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One person was arrested early Sunday morning after Mesa County sheriff’s deputies saw a man fall from the passenger side of his own truck as it was being stolen. Deputies were called to the 400 block of Wood Duck Drive shortly before ...


City of Grand Junction takes process for developers online

By Amy Hamilton

It’s a common complaint among developers: The city’s planning process causes projects to move at a snail’s pace. Any new development inside city limits requires developers to pass through a host of review hurdles from a ...

CDOT chief backs plan for I-70 to ease Idaho Springs bottleneck

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Driving east into Denver on Interstate 70 could become easier if a plan supported by Colorado Department of Transportation head Don Hunt moves forward. Adding an eastbound lane from the twin tunnels near Idaho Springs to the bottom of Floyd ...

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Student uses tip money to help family at Christmas

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Every tip Kalinda Theobold collected for 10 months at her job at Chipotle got her a few bucks closer to her goal of providing a merry Christmas for a local family. The 20-year-old Colorado Mesa University student decided earlier this year to ...

Blotter, Dec. 12, 2011

By Staff

Damage at residence hall Someone damaged property at a Colorado Mesa University residence hall, Tolman Hall, at 1140 Texas Ave. Property with a total value of more than $1,000 was damaged in various parts of the residence hall, according to ...

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