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5 arrested in Grand Junction drug raids

By Paul Shockley

Five people face a variety of possible charges after Western Colorado Drug Task Force officers raided a Mesa State College residence hall and a Grand Avenue home Wednesday. Morgan Woozley, 20, was arrested at 1140 Texas Ave., Unit 331, after ...

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Junction unemployment hits 11.1%

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate continued to move in the wrong direction in January, when the seasonally adjusted rate climbed to 11.1 percent. That’s a 0.7 percentage-point increase from December’s unemployment rate and the ...

Report: 16.3 percent of county kids poor in 2009

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In 2009, 16.3 percent of Mesa County children lived at or below the federal poverty line, according to an annual study released Thursday by research and advocacy group Colorado Children’s Campaign. The 2011 Kids Count survey found 17 ...

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Ex-madam back in legal trouble

By Paul Shockley

The 61-year-old former owner of a Grand Junction prostitution business may be sent to prison in the wake of an arrest in Jefferson County last year. The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office has filed a probation violation complaint ...

Montrose switches to 4-day week

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Today could be the last five-day workweek that many Montrose city employees ever work. Starting Monday, the city will begin a new, four-day work schedule in an attempt to streamline the city’s operations and save ...

St. Mary’s e-records eliminate transcribers

By Amy Hamilton

In an effort to comply with new demands for electronic medical records, St. Mary’s Hospital is laying off its contracted transcriptionists. None of the hospital’s dozen transcriptionists on staff will be affected by the move ...

The deep lessons of underwater evidence recovery

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Not many classes end with a final exam in cloudy, 67-degree water. But those are perfect conditions for the last days of a phase-one, public-safety diving course offered by Western Colorado Community College. The course is one of three in a ...

Agency merger worth a look, ex-wildlife commissioner says

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A plan to merge the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation deserves a close look, a former Colorado wildlife commissioner said Thursday. “I think that fundamentally and conceptually it’s a ...

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Neighbors nervous about Bobby’s Bash

By Amy Hamilton

LOMA—His staff members fielded most of the technical questions Thursday night, but the man behind a proposed country music festival that will coincide with Country Jam personally addressed a sometimes hostile crowd about his ...

Briefs, March 11, 2011

By Staff

Free tax help available to GJ residents Personal federal and state taxes are prepared at no cost through Tax-Aide Group volunteers in Grand Junction. The service is offered to people of all ages, from students to retirees, with no AARP ...

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