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Interim city manager draws praise after Kadrich ousted

By Amy Hamilton

One month later, most Grand Junction City Council members report they feel pleased with their decision to place former Deputy City Manager Rich Englehart in the city’s top position. Council members ousted former City Manager Laurie ...


Tanker tips, spills unknown fluid type

By Staff

Hazardous-materials crews worked Monday to corral fluids from a 40,000-gallon tanker truck that tipped over near Buzzard Creek and the fairgrounds in Collbran, the Colorado State Patrol said. No injuries were reported in the incident, which ...


Commission candidates have forum Wednesday

By Staff

A forum for candidates seeking to replace term-limited Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland will be held Wednesday morning. The Associated Members for Growth and Development will host the second of their two candidate forums at 7 a.m. at ...


Locals chiming in on monument status

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The biggest advantages to upgrading the status of Colorado National Monument to a national park are the opportunities to increase the region’s visibility and recognize the monument’s unique features. The biggest drawbacks are the ...


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Child-trafficking ring has GJ tie

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Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a human-trafficking ring that brought teenage girls to Grand Junction and other Colorado cities for prostitution. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Monday he secured an ...


Bill would ban secret balloting on vacancies

By Charles Ashby

City councils and school boards in the state would no longer be able to vote in secret when filling vacancies on their panels under a bill introduced into this year’s Legislature. The measure, House Bill 1169, is aimed at reversing a ...


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Novice competitor goes to world-class snow sculpting showdown

By Melinda Mawdsley

Tim Wedel had some childhood experience sculpting snow, but those winter days spent building snowmen, admittedly, did not prepare the Palisade man to compete against some of the best snow sculptors in the world. Fortunately, Wedel was not ...


$200,000 oil, gas fine cut to $20,000

By Dennis Webb

State regulators reduced a fine over violations at four Delta County oil and gas wells to one-tenth of its original $200,000 amount after the company involved asked that it be reconsidered. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in ...


Handy Chapel congregation raising funds for restoration work on historic chapel house

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Handy Chapel congregation members are ready to complete work that began last spring on the church’s chapel house. HistoriCorps preservation volunteers replaced the house’s roof and stabilized its front porch during the first week ...


Driver arrested after parking accident at apartments

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 44-year-old Grand Junction woman was arrested after she crashed her vehicle into a gas meter and an apartment complex Saturday at 1240 Bookcliff Ave., according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Rennae Sanchez, address unknown, was ...


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