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Civil Air Patrol saved man’s life 40 years ago

By Melinda Mawdsley

F. Peter Simmons remembers very little from the plane crash that nearly cost him his life. All the Battlement Mesa man knows is the tail of the single-engine plane he was flying hit a tree. From there, his memory is fuzzy because the plane ...


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Phone bills may go up to fund 911

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The city of Grand Junction has asked a state board to more than double the monthly fee phone users pay for 911 service, hoping to generate millions of dollars in additional revenue to fund a series of equipment upgrades at the Grand Junction ...


Annexation petitions circulate in Fruitvale

By Staff

Annexation petitions are circulating in the eastern half of Fruitvale. The petitions are being circulated only to property owners. The question: Do you want to be annexed by the city of Grand Junction? Mesa County sponsored three meetings ...


Male lynx illegally killed near Silverton

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado’s efforts to restore populations of Canada lynx were stymied again this fall when a male lynx was illegally killed near Silverton. The lynx, a 4-year old male, was the victim of someone using a bow and arrow, said Drayton ...


Briefs, Oct. 23, 2009

By Staff

Veterans event today in GJ The Mobile Veterans Center will be at the old City Market Warehouse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today as part of the sixth annual Veterans Stand Down for homeless and at-risk veterans. The Veterans Stand Down is from 9 ...


City staff opts for 3 percent cut in pay

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Grand Junction city employees will take a 3 percent pay cut next year, as city officials continue to find ways to cope with declining sales-tax revenue. City officials announced Friday that an employee committee made up of two representatives ...


Grocery workers await word on when they’ll go on strike

By Staff

Unionized workers of Safeway, City Market and Albertsons grocery stores are awaiting word from Washington, D.C., on when to strike. Contract negotiations have stalled and Safeway workers have voted to go on strike. Because of an agreement ...


Term-limits vote may affect 2010 sheriff’s race

By Staff

The current mail-ballot election provides an opportunity for voters to extend the terms of office for Mesa County’s sheriff, district attorney and coroner. But Palisade Police Chief Carroll Quarles views that ballot measure as the last ...


Fired GJ officer to be buried with honors

By Paul Shockley

A former Grand Junction police officer who committed suicide after his arrest on sex assault allegations will be buried with police honors Tuesday following services on the campus of a U.S. Navy base in Florida. Sheba Phillips, a spokeswoman ...


Man in coma after yard work injury

By Amy Hamilton

A Fruita man who was seriously injured Wednesday while doing yard work in Grand Junction was in a coma Thursday and listed in critical condition at St. Mary’s Hospital, according to the man’s wife. Josh Gill, who works for Mesa ...


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