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Slain man known for courage

By Amy Hamilton

Jorge Carrasco stood just 5-foot-5. But friends of the Grand Junction man who was killed in a shooting at a North Avenue Taco Bell on Saturday night said he was looked up to and remembered as being respectful and courageous. “Jorge ...


McInnis Canyons documentary tonight at Museum of the West

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A free screening of an award-winning documentary about the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area will be available tonight in Grand Junction. “Stories From the Land: McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area,” which was ...


District 51 tries to gauge support for mill levy override

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Voters have until Aug. 5 to return a public opinion survey School District 51 sent to more than 32,800 homes late last week in hopes of learning how successful a mill levy override may be on the November ballot. The survey asks voters if they ...


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District 51 athletics feel pinch

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School District 51 did not have to ax any sports or consolidate teams during the most recent budget cuts. But the district’s athletics director said the department still feels the pain of budget constraints. District funding for ...


Lochmiller pulled funds steadily, witness says

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Valley Investments owner Philip Rand Lochmiller was pulling nearly $60,000 a month from the company for the last 42 months of its existence, according to evidence presented at his trial on conspiracy and fraud-related charges ...


National health study coming to Garfield County

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Starting this week, the National Center for Health Statistics will select 412 Garfield County residents to participate in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Garfield is one of 15 U.S. counties selected this year to ...


Appeal pursued in Garfield County jail lawsuit

By Dennis Webb

The former commander of the Garfield County Jail is planning to appeal a judge’s ruling only partially dismissing a lawsuit by a former employee who contends he required her to have sex with him to keep her job. Meanwhile, Ninth ...


Congressional race under way with boasts about fundraising

By Charles Ashby

The race is still a year and a half away, but that hasn’t stopped the two leading candidates for the 3rd Congressional District from already starting to raise funds for that contest. In his first month since jumping into the race, ...


Water deal with Denver needs work, official says

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A far-reaching settlement of disputes between the Western Slope and Denver Water is a long way from being approved and couldn’t pass right now in the Grand Valley, a water official said. That doesn’t mean the much-ballyhooed ...


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Man shot to death ID’d

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 31-year-old Grand Junction man was killed and two other men were wounded Saturday night in what authorities say was possibly a gang-related shooting outside a local restaurant. Jorge Alberto Carrasco was identified Sunday as the man killed ...


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