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Roads, public safety top priorities for city

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Having watched its sales-tax revenue drop like so many Western Slope gas drilling rigs, Grand Junction is lining up with thousands of other communities across the country for a chance at federal stimulus dollars, hoping for a financial shot ...


Stimulus funds cause friction

By Staff

On Monday, two Mesa County commissioners squabbled over the details of a $730,074 federal grant to treat methamphetamine addicts, and a third commissioner peppered the local sheriff with questions about a grant for a $213,716 crime-fighting ...


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Red wind blows across desert

By Carrie Marfitano

The winds that swept strange red clouds into the valley over the weekend could be back again this week. The clouds got their color from dust picked up by the wind, which then became trapped in the atmosphere, according to meteorologist Jim ...


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Brewer is bracing for Friday backlash from home valuations

By Staff

Mesa County Assessor Barbara Brewer is concerned that people’s ire will inspire them to question their 2009 home valuations, which will be in the mail Friday. “Most Mesa County taxpayers will see an increase in their value,” ...


Authorities on lookout for swine flu

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Swine flu has yet to appear in Colorado, but the state’s chief medical officer expects to see the illness show up in Colorado “in the near future.” Authorities said they remain vigilant for any signs of an outbreak as the ...


Pollen from trees, grass causing allergy misery

By Amy Hamilton

Sneezing? Red, itchy, watery eyes? Feeling fatigued? If this is you, no one needs to tell you it’s allergy season. High tree-pollen counts, thanks mostly to budding elm trees around the Grand Valley over the last several days, have many ...


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SOW: Senior takes charge of many leadership posts

By Carrie Marfitano

Julia Traylor Grand Junction High School Senior Julia Traylor is a leader. She is president of three organizations at her school: FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), Latin Club and the Principals Student Advisory ...


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Three thousand locals do community chores

By Amy Hamilton

Carol Branscom had no desire to belong to a church ever again. She had been a Mormon and a Lutheran and attended another Christian church for a while. She was further put off when her good friend was denied access as a member to a local ...


Firm to build Collbran Valley pipeline

By Staff

While many energy companies are scaling back their Western Slope operations in the economic recession, one company is pushing forward with the construction of a pipeline to feed a natural gas processing plant that recently doubled its ...


Firefighters need special training tower

By Amy Hamilton

It’s not as common these days to see firefighters burning down donated homes for practice. Fire departments must conduct asbestos abatement and abide by an increasing number of safety requirements before burning old homes, a process ...


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