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Protests keep areas’ zoning in place

By Amy Hamilton

Opposition by some Grand Junction businesses and landowners to proposed changes in land-use zones will keep zoning as is for three areas that were under consideration for changes. Grand Junction City Council members unofficially agreed ...


Sinkhole grows on nerves of Rifle-area homeowner

By Dennis Webb

When Janet Ketelsleger moved from Idaho to a home near Rifle in 2003, she never had heard of terms such as alluvial soils. This year, she’s been getting a crash course in geology, thanks to a sinkhole that began opening in May and has ...

Teachers have say in potential budget cuts

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About 100 District 51 teachers gathered last week to discuss their priorities for an anticipated fourth round of district budget cuts next year. Jim Smyth, president of the Mesa Valley Education Association, said the teacher representation ...

Deputy city manager steps up for interim

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s deputy city manager, Rich Englehart, will fill the role of interim city manager, Grand Junction City Council members said Monday. Council members will begin to seek a permanent replacement for former City Manager Laurie ...

City postpones fee hikes, adopts budget

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council postponed voting Monday night on fee increases for commercial developments, possibly the most controversial component of a spate of fee increases. The fees for development required for road and infrastructure ...

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Motorcyclist dies in crash with SUV

By Melinda Mawdsley

A man was killed Sunday night after he crashed the motorcycle he was driving into the back of another vehicle near a busy Grand Junction roadway, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, was driving his motorcycle south on 25 1/2 ...

Proposals would reaffirm public ownership of water

By Charles Ashby

The state’s water is no longer owned by the people, and two Coloradans want to give it back to them. Phillip Doe of Littleton and Richard Hamilton of Fairplay have proposed two ballot measures for next year’s election that are ...

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Pablo’s Pizza in Fruita closing

By Paul Shockley

Ted Okey will toss his last pie New Year’s Eve. Okey said it looks like Dec. 31 will be the last day of business for the Pablo’s Pizza franchise in Fruita, which opened its doors in March 2006 at the Kokopelli Plaza, 456 ...

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Man arrested after child reports fight at home

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 36-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested Saturday night after a child called 911 to report that the man assaulted another adult at the residence, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Rickie Allen Morgan, 577 Kirby ...

Improvement of sound, video eyed for City Hall auditorium

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s auditorium at City Hall may look, sound and feel a little different in the new year. Aging equipment and the hall’s layout are due for a change, council members have said. Technical problems were most apparent ...

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