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Monument free Wkends 6-7-9

Entrance fees waived on Monument

By Dave Buchanan

Show your father how much you love him and treat him to Father’s Day at Colorado National Monument. He’ll never have to know it’s free. On June 20-21, Father’s Day weekend, Colorado National Monument and 146 other ...


Mesa County recycling savings on road projects back into budget

By Staff

Bids for Mesa County road and bridge projects are coming in a lot lower than county engineers estimated — in most cases. Of three projects approved by the Mesa County Commission this past week, two were bid at least $150,000 lower than ...


Partners Superstars2 6-7-9

Pulling together: Superstars help Partners

By Melinda Mawdsley

How quickly people undress is sometimes more important than how fast they swim. One of the final events of the Mesa County Partners Superstars competition —  and maybe the most entertaining — was a relay race Sunday in the ...


White roofs, roads may equate to green

By Staff

A recent pronouncement by the U.S. Department of Energy secretary that white rooftops and roads could diminish global warming has some locals reacting with disdain, while others say lighter colors to keep temperatures down make a whole lot of ...


Hot Tomato Jen 6-7-9

Fruita landlord,  Hot Tomato Cafe owners at odds about rent hike

By Melinda Mawdsley

Disagreements on terms of a new lease may leave a Fruita business out in the cold. The lease for Hot Tomato Cafe and Pizzeria, 201 E. Aspen Ave., expires June 30. Hot Tomato Cafe owners Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller won’t sign the new ...


City delays builder fees to help out

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Confronted with sinking building permit numbers and developers struggling to get their projects off the ground, Grand Junction city planners are instituting what they think will be a small but helpful change to get cash flowing into ...


Homeownership fest 6-6-9

One hundred attend Homeownership Festival

By Emily Shockley

The homes here weren’t as cheap as they expected, but $200,000 price tags looked better than the $800,000 listings Amani and Tiawana Bullock had grown used to in California. The couple moved from the Golden State to Grand Junction to ...


Fruit ripens

Growers prep for Farmers Market

By Paul Shockley

After a spring peppered with bad news, Jaime Cox thinks she’s due for some good. This, on the heels of bitter mid-March temperatures that hit Cox’s cherry orchards just as they were coming into blossom, resulting in a 70 percent ...


Black bear trapped, relocated

By Emily Shockley

An adult black bear found pawing through trash outside a Molina home had some time to rethink his snacking habits overnight Friday. Homeowner Kurt Thompson watched the bear cruise for food on his lawn twice Friday before the Colorado Division ...


VALLEY INVESTMENT 2 6-7

Investors and buyers alike could be victims of Valley Investments

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VERNAL, Utah — Investors who plowed money into Valley Investments are hearing a deafening silence from the Grand Junction firm, which has been closed by a Denver court. The silence for those on the other side of the investments, ...


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