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Traffic Alert, Jan. 9, 2011

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: Downtown Uplift project:   Main Street from Fourth Street to Fifth Street will be closed to through traffic for reconstruction. Sixth Street will be closed from Main ...

Financial aid plan gives Mesa more, but less per student

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Mesa State College will receive a greater lump sum for state financial aid next year, but the amount likely won’t keep up with student growth. Every two- and four-year college in Colorado will get less money per student from the state ...

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Amateur collector rocks world of paleoentomology

By Dennis Webb

BATTLEMENT MESA — This summer, Battlement Mesa retiree David Kohls will grab his sun hat and hammer, hop in his pickup and head to nearby highlands enough times to bring back perhaps 5,000 fossil-bearing rocks. That will make it close ...

Gov.-elect Hickenlooper to pick DA in Montrose

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Seventh Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra’s resignation means Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper will appoint Serra’s replacement, trumping a chief district court judge’s order that a Montrose criminal-defense attorney serve as ...

Death in Paonia probed as homicide

By Paul Shockley

A woman was found dead on a property in Paonia on Friday, and her estranged husband was in custody in what authorities were calling a homicide investigation. Nathan Yager, 37, of Paonia, was taken into custody after turning himself in around ...

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No one hurt in Palisade blaze

By Amy Hamilton

Ammunition and fireworks inside a Palisade home that burned Friday night sent explosions ripping through a historic, typically peaceful, neighborhood. The owner of the turn-of-the-century house, 28-year-old James Funk, said he had about 75 ...

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Warm upper air traps smog over valley

By Amy Hamilton

You may have been less than excited to see an old acquaintance sneak back into town this past week. A weather-related inversion much like its notorious cousin, a similarly unwanted guest that stayed too long last year, has crept back onto its ...

Transportation manager chosen for Transit and Rail Advisory panel

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction resident Todd Hollenbeck was appointed Friday to a newly created committee designed to help the Colorado Department of Transportation deal with transit and rail issues. The 17-member Transit and Rail Advisory Committee is to ...

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Candidate George knows value of education

By Dennis Webb

Russ George knows full well the importance of a good education. “I started out on a farm, and education was everything for us,” he said. The Rifle High School graduate, who today still lives in Rifle, went on to get a degree from ...

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Water line break forces downtown hotel to evacuate guests to next door

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A downtown Grand Junction hotel was evacuated Thursday night after a water pipe burst, sending water cascading from an upper floor into the lobby. The Grand Junction Fire Department was called to Main Street Suites, 225 Main St., around 8:15 ...

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