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$360,000 state grant to help Mesa County improve bus services

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Mesa County has received a $360,000 state grant to make a series of infrastructure improvements designed to benefit Grand Valley Transit. The money will be used to connect F 1/8 Road between 24 1/2 Road and Balanced Rock Way to provide access ...


1 in 6 county workers quitting

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More than one in six Mesa County employees ended their employment with the county last year, the most in at least 11 years and a figure that concerns some county officials. A total of 160 of the county’s 916 workers were laid off or ...


Congress stalling wind-power growth, Leitner-Poma officials tell Bennet

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Congress’ inability to deal with production tax credits for wind energy is holding back projects and possibly stifling job growth, officials of a Grand Junction company told U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., on Monday. Leitner-Poma of ...


Mountain towns banning plastic bags at grocery stores

By Dennis Webb

Telluride has one. Aspen is about to impose one. Carbondale and Basalt voters will decide Tuesday on one. A movement to ban plastic checkout bags in mountain-town grocery stores is taking off like a tossed-away bag in the spring ...

Weather forecast: More of the same for next 3 months

By Charles Ashby

The weather has been nice, and that’s bad, forecasters say. Not only did the region see nearly five times less precipitation than it normally does in March, but it also shattered three record-high temperatures during the month, ...


Vandals strike campus; no suspects identified

By Charles Ashby

Final Four festivities or some quirky April Fool’s joke? Grand Junction police don’t know yet, but someone — or more than one person — committed several acts of vandalism around the Colorado Mesa University campus ...

Legislature will begin debate on $20 billion budget

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Legislature will begin debate today on the state’s 2012-13 budget now that the Joint Budget Committee has completed its work on it a week later than was scheduled. Still, getting the three Republicans and three Democrats ...

Federal court in GJ eyed for closure

By Paul Shockley

A courthouse without a court? That’s a worst-case scenario being eyed for later this year by Grand Junction officials affiliated with the city’s federal court. A paying tenant of the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building, Grand ...

Beeson re-election bid as 9th District DA raises term-limit question

By Dennis Webb

When 9th Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson was elected in a December 2005 vote that recalled Colleen Truden from office, it planted the seed of a legal question that has taken almost seven years to grow and ripen. Should the three ...

D51 administrator finalist for two superintendent jobs

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District 51 Executive Director of Instructional Support Jody Mimmack is a finalist for school superintendent positions in Durango and Cortez. Mimmack will interview for the lead position in Durango School District 9-R today. If she is not ...

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