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GJ council meets new leader of downtown agency

By Amy Hamilton

Some might say Harry Weiss is stepping into the role of director of the Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority at a good time. The agency, which is supported by downtown businesses and the city with a mission to keep the downtown ...

County restores throat treatment service

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The Mesa County Health Department has reinstated throat culture and treatment services, five months after ending those screenings and passing them along to private physicians. Health Department Director Jeff Kuhr said the department received ...

Group submits proposal for stage of USA Pro Cycling Challenge

By Amy Hamilton

Wheels are turning for a professional bicycling stage race in the Grand Valley after members of a local organizing committee recently submitted a bid. Host cities for the August 2012 statewide USA Pro Cycling Challenge should be notified by ...

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Furniture seller Jabs celebrates return to Grand Junction

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The grand opening is still three days away, and Jake Jabs already has a regret about American Furniture Warehouse’s new store in Grand Junction. He wishes it was bigger. The 100,000-square-foot showroom and accompanying ...

Montrose hospital lease to nonprofit in effect

By William Woody

Montrose Memorial Hospital is now under the control of a new board of directors as a controversial new lease went into effect midnight Monday. The hospital’s board of trustees closed the lease with the new Montrose Memorial Hospital ...

Two Colorado Mountain College board members lose re-election bids

By Staff

Both incumbents seeking re-election to the Colorado Mountain College board of trustees lost in this week’s election. Stan Orr, the board president and the trustee for eastern Garfield County, was defeated by Kathy Goudy, a Carbondale ...

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Dog gutted, left hanging from bridge, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A teenager is accused of mutilating a dog and hanging its carcass from the pedestrian bridge over the Colorado River near Eagle Rim Park, according to an arrest affidavit. Joseph Nelson, 18, was being held Wednesday at the Mesa County Jail on ...

Mesa County sets record for odd-year election voter turnout

By Charles Ashby

While the voter turnout set a record in Mesa County, that was not the case statewide. Nearly 60 percent of active voters registered in the county had turned in ballots by Election Day on Tuesday, topping a record for an odd-year election that ...

Proposal would post required disclosure for fracking on site now used voluntarily by companies

By Dennis Webb

Colorado oil and gas regulators are considering requiring public disclosure of hydraulic fracturing chemicals via a website where some companies already are voluntarily posting the information. Also, under draft disclosure rules unveiled by ...

Mixed results for Garfield County school tax measures

By Dennis Webb

Two Garfield County school tax measures suffered resounding defeats in Tuesday’s election, while a third was headed toward approval by voters. Voters defeated a $3 million mill levy override in the Garfield County Re-2 School District, ...

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