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City reinstates 1.5% of workers’ former salaries

By Amy Hamilton

Rather than return city employees’ wages to the level they were before a 3 percent pay reduction two years ago, the Grand Junction City Council will split the difference. After two hours of intense, back-and-forth discussion Thursday, ...

EPA fracking finding hailed, disputed

By Dennis Webb

Citizen groups are hailing a preliminary Environmental Protection Agency determination that hydraulic fracturing likely contaminated domestic groundwater in Wyoming and said it should be considered as Colorado finalizes chemical-disclosure ...

DA tosses eight DUIs, citing ‘bias’ by trooper

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office as of Thursday had dismissed eight criminal cases in the face of questions about the credibility of a now-former Colorado State Patrol trooper. More dropped cases are expected as prosecutors ...

Big Delta acreage eyed for oil and gas leasing

By Dennis Webb

Some Delta County residents are doing a double-take over a Bureau of Land Management announcement that 22 parcels covering 30,000 acres in the Paonia, Somerset, Hotchkiss and Crawford areas have been nominated for oil and gas leasing. The ...

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Murder charges made in botched pot heist

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man is charged with two counts of murder among other charges in connection with the shooting death of an accomplice during a botched robbery last month. Joshua Ringold, 22, formally was charged Thursday by the Mesa County ...

Powderhorn ranks first in environmental effort

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Powderhorn Resort received the top grade among 20 Colorado ski resorts in the 2011 Ski Area Environmental Report Card. The Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition grades western U.S. ski resorts in the report card based on their environmental ...

City votes down proposal for 570-mile water pipeline

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The Grand Junction City Council opposes a water pipeline from Wyoming to the Front Range, but the council left the door open to a change of mind. The council voted unanimously to oppose the project unless concerns of the Colorado River Water ...


Reunion on Pearl Harbor day

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

When Kenneth Allen heard the first bombs hitting Pearl Harbor 70 years ago, he thought it was probably part of maneuvers performed by the many soldiers who were receiving basic training in the area. Just a few miles from the harbor, Allen, ...

Business owners: Pay us our money

By Amy Hamilton

Two local businesses claim they have not been paid for their work in completing a perimeter fence around Grand Junction Regional Airport. Upland Gravel, 152 32 Road, said it did not receive $255,653 owed to it by Nationwide Construction ...

Riverbank dog attacks investigated

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The Fifth Street Wave, as it’s known among Grand Valley whitewater enthusiasts, is well-known among kayakers. Almost as well known is the threat of a dog attack on kayakers who ply the wave at the wrong time. Two kayakers say ...

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