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Tea partiers, Occupiers plan May rallies in GJ

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Tea partiers and members of the Occupy movement will vie on different days next week for the attention of residents as they host separate events at Lincoln Park. Occupy Grand Junction becomes Occupy May Day on Tuesday, listing the observance ...

City to flush hydrants next week

By Amy Hamilton

Starting Monday, residents around Grand Junction can expect to see city workers flushing out the fire hydrants and sending a torrent of water into the streets. The work is required to keep bacteria from building up in the waterlines and is ...

Delta to wait on its pick for new superintendent

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Delta County School District 50J will be without a permanent leader a little bit longer. Delta’s School Board, two advisory boards with a total of 24 community members, and district staff interviewed three candidates last week for the ...

School zoning in Fruita up in air

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District leaders did not confirm during a meeting Tuesday at Rim Rock Elementary when attendance boundaries will change for Fruita elementary students or which neighborhood exactly will be affected by the change. Those decisions have yet to ...

New Grand Junction postmaster a native of Colo., has ties to valley

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Michael Fittje, who has been the Grand Junction postmaster since Feb. 25, will be officially installed in the job this week. Fittje arrived in Grand Junction in December as officer in charge and was appointed the postmaster shortly ...

State investigates man’s meteorite claims

By Amy Hamilton

Colorado’s Office of the Attorney General is attempting to force a Montrose man to turn over documents related to an investigation that he sold and donated fake meteorites. To date, Steven Curry of Uncompahgre Meteorites and The Osirius ...


Triple dip of scorching days

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If Monday’s all-time record high for April wasn’t enough to send you scurrying onto the roof to service your swamp cooler or air conditioner — or calling someone else to do it — perhaps Tuesday’s was. For the ...

Motorcyclist victim ID’d as Glenwood man, 79

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A motorcyclist who died in an accident on Colorado Highway 141 on Sunday was a 79-year-old man from Glenwood Springs, the Colorado State Patrol said Monday. Lyle J. Troth Jr. was killed about 2:50 p.m. near mile marker 124, about 13 miles ...

GJ low-income rentals among most affordable

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Grand Junction offers some of the most affordable rental housing of all the metropolitan areas in Colorado for low-income families, according to a report issued Monday by the state Division of Housing. The ranking serves as a sliver of good ...

2 die in I-70 rollover after pursuit by police

By Dennis Webb

Two people were killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 70 near Silt on Monday minutes after having eluded law enforcement. Trooper Nate Reid of the Colorado State Patrol said a pursuit apparently involving the Garfield County ...

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