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District 51 school board considers budget cuts

By Emily Shockley

District 51 School Board members spent more than two hours Thursday morning piecing together a list of potential budget reductions. The list, which may change before an adjusted budget is formally adopted before the end of the year, includes ...


Man dies in Interstate 70 crash

By Paul Shockley

A man died Thursday evening after his pickup rolled on Interstate 70 near Grand Junction, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The man, whose identity wasn’t immediately known, was the sole occupant of the truck, which careened out ...


Plea talks active in De Beque slaying

By Paul Shockley

Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle said plea negotiations are active but that an offer has yet to be extended to a Rifle man accused of beating another man to death with a sledgehammer handle. Kenneth Earl Wright, 44, formally waived ...


Team will use Moab festival to shoot for pumpkin-shot record

By Melinda Mawdsley

When Chris Ransier decided to become a certified land surveyor, the Grand Junction man never thought his job would involve world records. On Friday and Saturday, however, Ransier will measure attempts to break the world record for the ...


Winter passes through, causing problems

By Staff

An winterlike storm continued to threaten the area this morning after plowing into town with snow and frigid temperatures that caused power outages and snarled traffic. Snowfall of 0.8 inch Tuesday night broke the Grand Junction record for ...


Majority of members of city council say they would accept less

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Confronted with a budget that has been deflated by the city’s biggest revenue drop in 25 years, all regular full-time and part-time Grand Junction city employees will take a 3 percent pay cut next year. The salary reduction, which will ...


State grand jury indicts local fraud suspect

By Paul Shockley

A man arrested earlier this year in Mesa County is accused of being part of a national check fraud ring that defrauded businesses in at least 10 western Colorado cities, including Grand Junction, according to a state grand jury ...


Grand Junction bank robbery suspect arrested after Vegas heist

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A Grand Junction man is facing federal charges in connection with a bank robbery on the Redlands last summer. Douglas James, 25, remains in federal custody in Las Vegas, Nev., where he was arrested on suspicion of robbing a bank there Aug. ...


Briefs, Oct. 29, 2009

By Staff

U.S. 6 access plan meeting today A meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today about an access plan for U.S. Highway 6 west of Grand Junction and Colorado Highway 139. The meeting will be at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 570 Raptor Road in ...


Higher education hit again in new budget

By Emily Shockley

A new round of state budget adjustments will punch higher education the hardest, but it won’t leave a bruise this year. The $286.2 million plan Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, presented to the Joint Budget Committee on Wednesday draws 54 ...


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