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Electricity bills in 2010 might go up $5 a month

By Staff

Xcel Energy is proposing a rate increase for electricity next year that would raise the typical residential electric bill approximately $5 per month. Xcel filed the proposal with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission last week. It said ...


Eighth-grader eyes 2013 and spot in Caprock Academy’s 1st senior class

By Amy Hamilton

If all goes as planned, eighth-grader Victoria Schwietert will graduate in 2013 with Caprock Academy’s first senior class. The K-8, public charter school at 640 24 1/2 Road opens to ninth-graders during the start of its school year at ...

Cost of upgrades for 911 dispatch, police records systems: $4 million

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A man walks into the downtown Grand Junction Alpine Bank, displays a handgun and demands money. A teller presses a panic alarm button to summon police. A 911 dispatcher at the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center radios to the police ...

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Triple Eagle Brothers earn Scouting’s highest honor

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When his wife, Maria, gave birth to triplet sons 15 years ago, a lot of thoughts rushed through Doug Rock’s head. One of them was: “That’s going to be one big Eagle Scout project.” Indeed, it took roughly 400 hours ...

No more free passes on late car registration

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Few Colorado motorists look forward to paying their license fees, but the worst thing they can do in the coming years is put off the inevitable. Mesa County Clerk Janice Rich has posted charts of “add-on” fees at motor-vehicles ...

Authorities see modern twists on old shams

By Paul Shockley

Kim Whiteside was four digits from losing five. Or worse. An early-evening phone call in April warned of trouble with her account at a local credit union. The automated voice explained she had no immediate access to her money, her account ...

Corps puts $5 million on table for removal if valley officials do $10,000 study

By Staff

A $5 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to eradicate tamarisk from a 56-mile stretch of the Colorado River, from the Utah state line past Palisade, is being debated among Grand Valley political leaders and ...


Tamarisk beetles will begin annual feast on invasive plant along Colorado River

By Staff

The Colorado River corridor will turn brown this year. Dan Bean, director of the Palisade Insectary, guarantees it. But not to worry, it is just a sign that the beetles have landed — the tamarisk beetle, that is. The little critter ...

Forest Service keeps roads closed because of snowpack

By Staff

The U.S. Forest Service announced several roads in the Grand Mesa and Uncompahgre National Forests will remain closed to wide vehicles until the snow clears and road conditions improve. The closures apply to vehicles wider than 50 inches, ...

Grand Junction woman, 26,  dies in rollover near school

By Staff

A 26-year-old Grand Junction woman died in a single-vehicle, rollover accident Saturday morning on D 1/2 Road, according to the Colorado State Patrol and the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Skye A. Cannell was the driver and only occupant ...

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