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Van hits 7-year-old boy near elementary school

By Staff

A 7-year-old child walking on F 1/2 Road near Thunder Mountain Elementary School was hit by a van just before 4 p.m. Monday. The boy, Joseph Jacobsen Jr. of Grand Junction, was struck by a red Ford Edge driven by 50-year-old Linda Nickerson, ...


Activist works with MIT on tools to educate residents on drilling

By Dennis Webb

A New Castle activist has worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create web-based tools to help residents dealing with lease negotiations, contamination concerns and other aspects of oil and gas development. MIT’s ...


3-year tax increase would funnel extra $1.63 billion into state education coffers

By Charles Ashby

A Boulder senator wants Coloradans to increase taxes for the next three years so the state can collect an additional $1.63 billion for education. Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder, said the ballot question he filed with the state Monday is needed ...


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Monument fees to go up May 2

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Celebrating Colorado National Monument’s centennial with a hike or bike ride through the 32-square-mile playland will cost you more starting May 2. Monument officials announced Monday the National Park Service director approved a ...


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Sticker shock for City Council candidate

By Amy Hamilton

A candidate for an at-large Grand Junction City Council seat was working Monday to remove campaign stickers that had been placed on street signs in the downtown area over the weekend. Jacob Richards said he didn’t know who plastered his ...


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Foreclosure pace easing from a year ago

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After financially troubled homeowners accounted for the second-most foreclosure filings in Mesa County’s history last year, there are signs that the marketplace may be crawling out of its dark hole, or at least not retreating further ...


Housing Authority expands its help with foreclosures

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Last year, 68 out of 75 foreclosure counselors in Colorado operated in metro Denver or in cities north of the capital. That left seven counselors to handle the rest of the state, with one in Grand Junction and one or two in Durango. A ...


Country Jam, ‘Bobby’ feud topic of Loma town meetings

By Paul Shockley

The subject of a pending federal lawsuit, the feud between country music festivals will be the focus of town meetings over the next two weeks in Loma. Joe Coleman, an attorney representing Country Jam who has criticized plans for ...


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New stores fill mall vacancies

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New tenants are beginning to fill some of the Mesa Mall spaces vacated by retailers at the end of last year and beginning of this year. Da-avy’s Fashion Boutique opened within the past two weeks in the mall’s Food Court next to ...


County, ex-employee continue legal battle

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A battle between Mesa County and a former Clerk and Recorder’s Office employee over unemployment benefits is headed to the Colorado Court of Appeals after the employee won two previous judgments against the county. County officials ...


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