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Friends raise money for family of man killed in camping accident

By Paul Shockley

The family of a Grand Junction man killed in a weekend camping accident in Utah needs help to bring him home. Stephanie Stephenson, a friend of the family of 28-year-old Steven Dowdy, said Dowdy’s body is still in the custody of Utah ...


Insurance firm honors 9 valley Latino students

By Staff

Nine 2009 Latino high school graduates were honored by State Farm Insurance along with the Latin-Anglo Alliance Foundation at State Farm’s annual banquet Wednesday night. Over the years, State Farm has been a major contributor to the ...


State soliciting workers in midst of hiring freeze

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The state of Colorado is hiring custodians, food servers, counselors, health educators and others in seeming defiance of an Oct. 1 hiring freeze, Republican legislative leaders wrote to Gov. Bill Ritter. “It is difficult to argue many ...


GJ protesters stand against universal health care system

By Amy Hamilton

When Kelly Sloan hears the United States is eyeing legislation to nationalize health care, he can only think of the troubles he had with that kind of system while living in Canada until nearly three years ago. Sloan’s father had to ...


Businesses troubled over proposed laws

By Dan Bennett

Chris Brown wants legislators to allow him to get down to business. The owner of Brown Cycles at 549 Main St. wishes he didn’t have to send 25 percent of what he doles out in paychecks to the federal government, and he’s worried ...


Frontier departing GJ airport

By Emily Shockley

Frontier Airlines announced Wednesday it will discontinue flights between Denver and Grand Junction after Sept. 14. Frontier’s departure from the Grand Junction market makes United the only airline offering flights between Denver and ...


GJ protest today aimed at ABC

By Staff

Protesters plan to rally at the Grand Junction ABC television affiliate at noon today to criticize the network for providing airtime to President Barack Obama to discuss his proposal for universal health care. The protest organized by the ...


Development of Roan acreage on hold for now

By Dennis Webb

Some 55,000 acres on and around the Roan Plateau have been granted an additional two-month reprieve from oil and gas development. Companies that own the federal oil and gas leases on the acreage have committed to extend a voluntary agreement ...


State eyes firm’s assets in rebate-scam lawsuit

By Amy Hamilton

Elsie Tallieur may be one step closer to recouping money she was promised years ago in what the Colorado Attorney General’s Office is prosecuting civilly as a rebate scam conducted by a local man. Tallieur, 77, purchased siding for her ...


Woman heads to trial in killing of her husband

By Paul Shockley

A Whitewater woman charged in her husband’s slaying is scheduled for trial over 27 days in what could be the longest criminal trial in Mesa County in five years. Miriam Helmick, 52, entered not guilty pleas Tuesday to 14 felony counts, ...


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