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3 fire stations respond to out-of-control burn

By Staff

Firefighting crews from around the Grand Valley were called to extinguish a controlled burn that raged out of control in Clifton. The blaze started on land south of 3447 Grand Valley Canal Drive and burned down to the Colorado River. Police ...


Spring cleanup in Montrose begins Monday

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The city of Montrose will begin its annual, two-week, spring cleanup service throughout the city Monday, allowing residents a chance to rid themselves of unwanted junk and debris. The service is free and has been performed by ...


Clean fuel station puts GJ in vanguard

By Staff

Compressed natural gas received a rousing welcome in Grand Junction on Saturday as local officials celebrated the opening of stations designed to fuel personal vehicles and fleet vehicles. “What’s happening here in Mesa County is ...


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Treasure hunters flock to flea market

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Vintage toys, clothes, silverware, photos, jewelry, records and other knickknacks, forged decades ago in a younger America, were lifted from boxes that had been stored in garages and attics. They then were laid out for ...


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Stars lining up for Extra: Facility nears final OK

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Extra Aircraft’s drive for a manufacturing facility in Montrose is considered a done deal by state and local economic officials as pending conditions to a state loan and incentives package for Extra near ...


Tipton’s first bill would cut corporate tax rate

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In his first bill, freshman U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., would reduce taxes on capital gains, and dividends, as well as the corporate income tax, to 10 percent. Tipton, who was elected in November, introduced H.R. 1074 as the fulfillment ...


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Beckstein quits City Council

By Amy Hamilton

A second-term Grand Junction City Council member abruptly submitted her resignation Friday to city staff and other council members. Bonnie Beckstein, best known on council as an advocate for small businesses, cited in her resignation letter ...


Club 20 backs state-sponsored health exchange

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Colorado should forge its own health-insurance exchange, rather than allow the federal government to create it, Club 20 said Friday. The Western Slope advocacy organization supported a home-grown approach during its policy meeting Friday in ...


Census data show rise in local home vacancy

By Staff

The number of vacant homes in western Colorado rose over the past decade, according to the 2010 Census, but the vacancy rate in most of the region was smaller than it was statewide. The rise reflected, as well, a national trend that showed ...


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Event resonates with GJ man who marched with Chavez

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When Grand Junction resident Geno Salaz marched with labor-rights activist Cesar Chavez, the former farm worker didn’t march for his rights alone. “It wasn’t just a march for Chicanos. It was a march for everybody,” ...


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