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Lincoln Park Tower available for party rental

By Amy Hamilton

The Lincoln Park Tower’s third-floor hospitality suite soon will be available as a party rental space, Grand Junction City Council members said during their meeting Wednesday night. Rental prices were set Wednesday night for the space, ...


Business survival tips: The North Face founder speaks at CMU event

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Kenneth “Hap” Klopp sees similarities between the social and economic upheaval of the late 1960s and the financial and political turmoil of today. When Klopp helped found The North Face in the San Francisco Bay area in 1966, the ...

Juvenile-crime bill advances in Senate

By Charles Ashby

A bill that would limit when district attorneys can charge juveniles as adults won preliminary approval Wednesday in the Colorado Senate. While opponents of House Bill 1271 say it makes no sense to take that flexibility away from prosecutors, ...

County seeks sale of seized livestock

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County will seek the legal forfeiture of some of the 61 head of cattle it seized from a property near Loma on Tuesday during an animal-cruelty investigation, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department said. The county aims to sell ...

Palisade OKs sale of town’s property

By Staff

Palisade voters Tuesday night gave town leaders permission to sell the town hall property, the first step toward moving town offices into the old Palisade High School, which is being renovated into a Civic Center. By a count of 342 to 106, ...

D51 board OKs 2012-13 calendar, later spring break

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District 51 School Board members moved ahead Tuesday with preliminary plans to move spring break to a later week. Traditionally, the district gives students six days off from school, plus four weekend days, the second full week of March. The ...

Agent: MIT suspect chatted from work

By Paul Shockley

A researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who allegedly flew to Grand Junction on the promise of sex with young girls was on the job when he sent most of his sexually graphic chats outlined in an arrest affidavit, a federal ...

Mesa County health rankings decline in ‘12

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Mesa County residents are less healthy than they were a year ago, according to the 2012 County Health Rankings released Tuesday. Published annually by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health ...

Xcel, groups agree to 3-year rate hike

By Charles Ashby

Xcel Energy reached a settlement with several groups that have been fighting the utility’s proposed $142 million rate hike. In filings to the three-member Colorado Public Utilities Commission, which was considering the increase, Xcel ...

Concert series founder Tyme Mientka dies

By Melinda Mawdsley

Tyme Mientka, an area cellist and founder and former director of the Western Slope Concert Series, died Saturday from cancer. He was 55. Catie Mientka said her husband of nearly 30 years helped organize more than 200 concerts as co-founder ...

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