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That’s a wrap: Dad to bring girl’s car design to life

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Casey Lester knew it would be a long shot for his 10-year-old daughter Niki to win Toyota’s Sponsify race-car-design contest last month, so he kept a plan B up his sleeve just in case she finished out of the top 10. Her story attracted ...

Valley under warning for high winds, fire danger

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The Grand Valley and other areas of west-central Colorado are under a red flag warning today, as gusty winds and low humidity could create dangerous fire conditions. The warning from the National Weather Service is in effect from 1 until 8 ...

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District 51’s preschool waiting list grows as private enrollment falls

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The waiting list to get into preschool in School District 51 has grown significantly this year, as the recession has left financially strapped parents scrambling to find free care and pre-kindergarten schooling for their children. Jackie ...

Main Street looks for optimism

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A Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce survey of businesses suggests that economic optimism has yet to hit western Colorado. “The reality is that business owners on Main Street have not yet seen enough to convince them that things ...

Mining conference hears about natural gas storage

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Engineers hoping to use underground caverns for storage of natural gas or other substances should view regulators as partners, a company leader told members of the industry Monday. Bobcat Natural Gas Storage worked with about 40 agencies to ...

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Fruita boy, 8, recounts drive that turned scary—almost

By Emily Shockley

It was a drive to church that an 8-year-old Fruita boy and his grandmother won’t soon forget. Dillon Earl, a second-grader at Shelledy Elementary School, was on his way to Fellowship Church in Grand Junction on Sunday when his ...


Salary cuts start at top for local leaders

By Emily Shockley

When budget cuts loom, local leaders agree cuts should start at the top. Mesa County personnel saw early signs of an economic downturn back in 2008, according to County Administrator Jon Peacock. Consequently, his $125,004 salary ...

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Delta sex offender moves after 20 days

By Paul Shockley

A state-labeled sexually violent predator’s stay in Delta lasted 20 days. Leonires Ruben Duran, 52, who was the focus of a community notification meeting April 15 in Delta, walked into the Delta Police Department and de-registered ...

Limiting tax credit on large business wins first approval

By Charles Ashby

A measure to place a three-year cap on tax credits that large businesses located inside enterprise zones can claim won preliminary approval in the Colorado House on Monday. House Bill 1200 would cap those credits to $250,000 a year, which ...

Quick-thinking boy steers truck to safety

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When the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to Interstate 70 on Sunday morning, it sounded like a routine medical call. What paramedics discovered when they arrived, however, was anything but ordinary. Eight-year-old Dillon Earl ...

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