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Man jailed after chase across two counties

By Paul Shockley

A man who allegedly led police on a pursuit topping 125 mph along Interstate 70 from New Castle was arrested after abandoning his car about 60 miles later in Palisade. Tyler William Wills, 28, of Arvada, was booked into the Garfield County ...

Woman killed, man hurt in Douglas Pass crash

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A New Mexico woman was killed and a man was injured Thursday when their vehicle plunged hundreds of feet down an embankment on Douglas Pass north of Grand Junction, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The accident happened about 4:40 p.m. ...

United Way wants to raise $1.2 million

By Staff

United Way of Mesa County announced Wednesday early donors have pledged $466,122 for the 2010-11 fundraising campaign, an amount just below the contributions raised at this time last year. The amount raised by the 34 Pacesetter companies ...

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City builds natural-gas station

By Amy Hamilton

In the realm of alternative fuels for transportation, it’s the old chicken-and-the egg conundrum of which should come first: investing in fueling infrastructure or buying the vehicles that run on the fuels. In Grand Junction, city ...

High schoolers to plan early for career goals

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All District 51 high school students will write a plan for reaching their future career and education goals, beginning next school year. The state has mandated all Colorado ninth- through 12th-graders create an Individual Career and Academic ...

Nearly half of Mesa State are classes 90% full

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Classes are filling faster this year at Mesa State, but an analysis of wait-listed students found few are left pining for classes pertinent to their major. Nearly half of Mesa State classes were more than 90 percent full at the beginning of ...

Trucker guilty in accident that killed GJ women

By Paul Shockley

A Texas trucker pleaded guilty Tuesday to vehicular homicide charges in the death of a pair of Grand Junction women in April 2009. Richard E. Widmier, 64, of Burlson, Texas, was behind the wheel of a semi-tractor trailer on April 4, 2009, ...

Jobless but not hopeless, network cultivates ideas

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A wife, mother of three and grandmother of one, Debbie Halpine knows the importance of providing for herself and her family as much as anyone. So when the 43-year-old Grand Junction woman lost her job last November, she submitted countless ...

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Talk of monument getting park designation

By Amy Hamilton

What’s in one little word? Well, if it means changing the name of Colorado National Monument to Colorado National Park, the effect of those four letters could be vast. Talk has been circulating recently about a possible name change for ...

First West Nile death reported in county

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County health officials reported the county’s first West Nile death Wednesday. Neil Milton Springer, 82, died of the virus Monday. It was the first death reported in the county from the virus this year and the third ...

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