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Train traffic not disrupted by derailment

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The Union Pacific Railroad is investigating a seven-car derailment Wednesday night in the Grand Junction rail yard. The cars that went off the track caused no injuries, Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said Thursday. The cars were part of a ...

Affordable-housing picture still grim

By Emily Shockley

An increase in affordable-housing vacancies didn’t help the Grand Junction Housing Authority shorten its list of families waiting for an affordable rental. In fact, the list has lengthened from an average of 1,200 local families a year ...

Uranium mill vote delayed after hearing

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The Montrose County Commission this week decided to continue consideration of a uranium mill proposal on Sept. 30. Commissioners considered a proposal by Energy Fuels Corp. for its Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill for a second time Wednesday ...

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Teacher’s turn of fortune will help pupils

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Most people, upon being told they had just won $10,000, would start thinking cars, trips, trinkets or at least new carpeting. But when Grand Junction school teacher Alice McCary got a phone call last week telling her that very thing, she ...

Sheriff easing out of concert security business

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is slowly transferring security and crowd control at the Grand Valley’s two largest annual music events, Country Jam and Rock Jam, to a private security firm. Each year, the department gets ...


No excuse good enough to cop out on education

By Emily Shockley

The odds of dropping out of school and “into a good job” aren’t favorable, President Barack Obama said in his televised address to schoolchildren Tuesday. Dropping out and finding a bad job isn’t likely in ...

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Rep. Salazar sends health-care letter to Obama

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President Obama would do well to refer to Grand Junction tonight during his health-care reform address to a joint session of Congress, said U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo. In a letter to the president, Salazar urged Obama to use the ...

Internet sites dressed to the 9’s in ominous speculation

By Staff

Today is the ninth day of the ninth month in a year that ends with 09. The Internet has been abuzz with chatter of how deliciously evil the day is. Simply turn today’s date, 9/9/09, upside down. On abovetopsecret.com,  the ...

Briefs: Local news Sept. 09, 2009

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Housing Authority receives grant • The Grand Junction Housing Authority received a $30,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Family Stabilization Program, which provides a housing support system for homeless families and their ...

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Obama’s words beneficial, says school board

By Emily Shockley

As he sat in an East Middle School classroom and watched President Barack Obama tell kids to stay in school, District 51 School Board Vice President Harry Butler hoped students would take the president’s words to heart. “I think it ...

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