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Housing in high demand at CMU

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Even with residence-hall rooms for nearly 2,000 students and a 192-bed apartment complex under construction, Colorado Mesa University isn’t likely to satisfy true housing demands this fall. A recent campus-wide housing study that ...

Western Metals Recycling buys Van Gundy’s

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Western Metals Recycling purchased Grand Junction-based automotive salvage and metal recycling business Van Gundy’s Automotive, Metals & Plating Co. (AMPCO) Inc. on Monday. Van Gundy’s opened in 1929 and has been located at ...


Nine more arrested in cocaine trafficking investigation

By Paul Shockley

Nine people who were arrested Monday on suspicion of drug-related charges were tied to a large-scale cocaine distribution ring, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Thirteen people have been arrested in an ongoing investigation, and more arrests are ...


Fugitive who ditched ‘Dog’ captured by Mexican police

By Paul Shockley

Mexican police did what television’s Duane “Dog” Chapman couldn’t. They found Marco Antonio Padilla. Local officials learned Tuesday that police in Guadalajara, Mexico, were holding Padilla, 35, after his arrest ...


Colorado Mesa University to begin marching band program

By Melinda Mawdsley

Citing increased academic opportunities and a way to have more fun at sporting events, Colorado Mesa University officials announced Tuesday the school is forming a marching band. The university plans to spend the rest of the year recruiting ...

Collegiate cycling race a no-go for monument

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The National Park Service last week rejected a proposal for a collegiate bike race over Colorado National Monument. The proposal by Colorado Mesa University’s bicycle racing team would “prevent park visitors from readily accessing ...

Kadrich hired by city of Fort Collins

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s former city manager, Laurie Kadrich, has landed a job with the city of Fort Collins. Kadrich has been hired as the interim director of community development and neighborhood services, according to Mark Jackson, a ...

Tipton water storage hearing in Washington set

By Staff

A congressional hearing on the difficulties of developing water storage in the West will go forward next week in Washington, D.C. The hearing has been scheduled for 8 a.m. MST Tuesday in the Longworth House Office Building, Room 1324, at the ...

Carbondale rejects development project

By Dennis Webb

Carbondale residents have overwhelmingly rejected the Village at Crystal River commercial and residential development. Unofficial results of the referendum show 1,245 (65 percent) voting against the proposal and 667 (35 percent) in favor, the ...


First Street City Market to be closed

By Staff

For more than 45 years, the City Market tucked between West Middle School and the stately Hillcrest neighborhood has been a lot of things to a lot of people. A convenient place for shoppers to pick up a prescription or a jug of milk. A ...

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