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Woman’s passion for cars on display at new museum

By Melinda Mawdsley

Girls just want to have fun. But Tammy Allen is confident she knows a place where guys will want to hang out, too. The car museum that Allen, 50, has longed to have for decades is ready to open, giving the Grand Junction woman a chance to ...

Assistant pleads guilty in investment scheme

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The executive assistant to the owner of failed Valley Investments in Grand Junction faces as many as five years in prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge. Shawnee Carver, 34, was the executive assistant to Valley Investments ...

One injured in truck fire at drilling well pad

By Dennis Webb

One person suffered minor injuries Thursday afternoon when a hot oiler truck caught fire at an Antero Resources well pad between Silt and Rifle. Investigators are looking into the fire’s cause. The Rifle Fire Protection District said ...

Ritter lauds health care consortium in Grand Junction

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Gov. Bill Ritter on Thursday recognized the contribution of a health care consortium centered in Grand Junction. The Colorado Beacon Consortium, informally called the Grand Junction system, has been held up by President Obama and others as a ...

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Homeless suspect arrested in beating

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A homeless man remains in Mesa County Jail on $200,000 bond in connection with a weekend fight in which a witness said he bragged of beating another homeless man with a cane. The victim is in no immediate danger of dying, but it’s ...

New policy to prevent data breach

By Paul Shockley

Nobody was responsible for keeping tabs on an unsecured Mesa County server to ensure sensitive data wasn’t stored where it shouldn’t have been, according to the manager of Mesa County’s Information Technology ...


Washed-out road repairs to begin

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Construction to repair the steep, switch-backed Mineral Bottom Road in Grand County, Utah, will start next week, barely five months after the road was washed out by powerful storms. The U.S. Department of Transportation is taking charge of ...

District 51 near its testing goals

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A new system for rating Colorado school districts shows School District 51 has room for improvement but is close to meeting state goals for academic growth and achievement. The new rating system, called performance frameworks, replaced the ...

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Ritter praises Rifle for sustainable development projects

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Seemingly everywhere you turn these days in the Rifle area, solar projects are popping up in quantities that rival the natural gas drilling rigs dotting the horizons. This city at the center of Garfield County’s natural ...

Sheriff hires help to field questions on data breach

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey on Wednesday said the department has hired temporary workers to field a crush of phone calls from people concerned that their sensitive information was exposed in a massive data breach. Hilkey said two former ...

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