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Council says city to keep ambulance services

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members decided Wednesday not to put any part of the city-run ambulance services out to bid for private companies. The informal council decision to keep the service with the city came after a four-hour discussion ...


County’s population grows 26 percent since 2000

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Mesa County’s population grew 26 percent between 2000 and 2010, a growth rate second in western Colorado only to Garfield County’s 29 percent. The increase of 30,468 people brought the Mesa County population to 146,723, according ...


Population growth will shrink some Western Slope legislative districts

By Charles Ashby

Nearly all legislative districts in the region would get smaller as a result of new U.S. census numbers released Wednesday. That data shows eight of the nine House and Senate districts in the region have more people than the state average, ...


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Udall hears support for new national park

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The idea of promoting Colorado National Monument to a national park won support — and strong calls for caution — Wednesday before U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. Udall, who last year floated the idea of the change, cautioned as well ...


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Grand Junction GDP fell 7 percent in 2009

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Grand Junction’s Gross Domestic Product declined by $372 million, or 7 percent, in 2009 compared to 2008. The city tied Racine, Wis., and South Bend, Ind., for 35th largest percentage decrease in GDP year-over-year in 2009 among 366 ...


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DA drops case against Grand Junction great-grandmother

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger on Wednesday declined to prosecute a 72-year-old woman who was arrested in January and accused of briefly abducting her great-grandson. Rosa Mae Welker, of Grand Junction, laughed aloud with ...


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The wrong change, says group: Dollar store a bad fit for Palisade

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Erin Stephens-Marner’s life has taken her to both coasts of the United States, with time spent in Alaska, California and West Virginia. But when it came to deciding where she wanted to raise her three children, the 40-year-old returned ...


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Luggage harness wins engineering prize

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A simple creation earned six Hotchkiss High School students a national prize and allowed a team member’s father to travel easier while using crutches. The six members of teacher Richard Hypio’s physics class worked since the ...


Boy alleges 873 sexual assaults by Delta man

By Paul Shockley

A boy told a Delta Police Department investigator he was sexually assaulted 873 times, over the course of at least four years, by a man he once lived with. Jeffrey L. Bigham, 47, of Delta, is expected to appear today in a Delta courtroom for ...


Trial set in shooting sparked by rural quarrel of 2 men

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A Montrose District Court judge on Tuesday scheduled an Aug. 26 trial for Delta resident John Wool, accused of shooting Patricia Johnson with a shotgun last November. Wool, 52, entered a plea of not guilty during his ...


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