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Economist: Diverse job sector critical

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Growing industry diversity in Grand Junction is “what you want to see,” according to Wells Fargo Managing Director and Chief Economist John Silvia. But as the Charlotte, N.C.-based economist said Wednesday night during a ...

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White River National Forest releases road, trail plan

By Dennis Webb

After a process dating back formally to 2002 and informally to 1997, the White River National Forest on Wednesday released a plan for managing motorized and other year-round travel. “It’s time to stop the paperwork and start the ...

Bill would partially roll back restriction on bear hunting

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A measure to partially repeal a 1992 citizens’ initiative limiting bear hunting in the state squeaked through a House vote Wednesday. That ballot question, which about 70 percent of Colorado voters favored, barred bear ...

Website pal keeps vigil for victim

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For years, The Kitchen Guy, a regular commenter on http://www.chefsuccess.com, began his day posting the latest news on the disappearance of Paige Birgfeld. Birgfeld had been, until her disappearance nearly four years ago, a regular poster on ...

Dem redistricting proposal leaves Western Slope intact

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — In the ever-changing world of redrawing congressional districts in the Colorado Legislature, a new Democratic map was unveiled Wednesday that keeps the Western Slope whole. That new map, which will be debated in a Senate ...

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Alleged dealer had ‘unsatisfied customers’

By Paul Shockley

When Kenneth Muth last spoke with his brother, Vernon, they talked about meeting to plan a trip to Arkansas. They never met. Kenneth Muth went to his brother’s apartment each of the three days following their last conversation, but he ...

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Man’s body found under Broadway bridge

By Paul Shockley

In late summer 1987, the Grand Junction Police Department investigated its fifth transient murder in a three-year period. All remained unsolved at the time. Several were later cleared with arrests, but that wasn’t the case in the ...

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Patricia Haywood’s murder still haunts GJPD

By Paul Shockley

Rod Haywood speaks of two lives lived, separated by a few hours in 1964. He remembers standing in the driveway of the family’s former home at 1225 N. 16th St., eager to head out on his motor scooter July 1, but being interrupted by his ...

Grants to the rescue: Summer school is a go

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School District 51 will get the grants it had been counting on to save summer school from becoming another budget casualty. The district will receive $657,400 to serve 600 pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade students from seven elementary ...

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Montrose hotel fire ruled suspicious

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Investigators are saying the cause of a fire at a Montrose hotel Saturday is suspicious. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in damage to an unoccupied apartment above the lobby of Affordable Inns on South Townsend ...

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