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Reporter wakes up to reality of shelter

By Amy Hamilton

It’s such a subtle thing it’s almost too easy to miss as the North Avenue traffic roars by. It starts slowly at first, as the sun’s last rays scroll through the parking lot outside the brick, brown and crimson-trimmed ...


Curvy line brings this homeless artist to GJ

By Amy Hamilton

Mark Shipley never intended to land in Grand Junction. He had moved from Berkeley, Calif., and was living in Ridgway with a girlfriend when the bottom fell out. “I lost my job and my girlfriend in the same day,” the 48-year-old ...

Jailed teacher’s aide no longer works for Dist. 51

By Paul Shockley

A teacher’s assistant who had been on paid leave while still jailed in Mesa County is no longer employed by School District 51, according to a district official. District 51 spokesman Jeff Kirtland said Travis M. Cernazanu, 36, of Grand ...

Fruita seniors savor their can-do spirit

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It was a celebration worth dressing up for, and flattened pop-can hats, purses, and vests with pop-tab trim seemed the most appropriate attire for Fruita resident Ellen Roberts. Roberts spent four months assembling the pop-can outfits for ...

Mesa State students engineer trebuchet feat

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Hurling projectiles at a wooden castle may sound like a fun way for Mesa State College students to spend an afternoon, but in the case of Saturday’s third annual trebuchet challenge, it also was educational. The mechanical engineering ...

Tipton, GOP eye health law funding

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The U.S. House, which voted once to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, will begin the process of eliminating funding from the new law this week, and Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said he will back the ...


Cushion of services masks homeless presence

By Amy Hamilton

Sometimes Lori Meyer feels the hate and the misguided animosity toward those who are down on their luck. For the past 15 years, Meyer has coordinated feeding homeless people inat Whitman Park in Grand Junction on Sunday afternoons. The ...

Leads sought in missing firefighting equipment

By Staff

Authorities are looking for leads in the disappearance of Rifle Fire Protection District equipment reportedly picked up by a motorist. Firefighters realized the device, a Scott Eagle thermal imager used for purposes such as identifying hot ...

Traffic Alert, Feb. 13, 2011

By Staff

The following road closure and maintenance projects may impact traffic this week: Downtown Uplift: The 400 and 500 blocks of Main Street are closed to traffic, and a small portion of Sixth Street is closed from Main Street south to the alley ...


Part-time paralegal spends nights at shelter

By Amy Hamilton

Any day sober, even if it’s in a homeless shelter, is infinitely better than a day on the outside getting high, according to homeless resident Jeff. A paralegal by day, Jeff has been staying at Homeward Bound for the past ...

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