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Deputy city manager steps up for interim

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s deputy city manager, Rich Englehart, will fill the role of interim city manager, Grand Junction City Council members said Monday. Council members will begin to seek a permanent replacement for former City Manager Laurie ...

City postpones fee hikes, adopts budget

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council postponed voting Monday night on fee increases for commercial developments, possibly the most controversial component of a spate of fee increases. The fees for development required for road and infrastructure ...

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Motorcyclist dies in crash with SUV

By Melinda Mawdsley

A man was killed Sunday night after he crashed the motorcycle he was driving into the back of another vehicle near a busy Grand Junction roadway, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, was driving his motorcycle south on 25 1/2 ...

Proposals would reaffirm public ownership of water

By Charles Ashby

The state’s water is no longer owned by the people, and two Coloradans want to give it back to them. Phillip Doe of Littleton and Richard Hamilton of Fairplay have proposed two ballot measures for next year’s election that are ...

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Pablo’s Pizza in Fruita closing

By Paul Shockley

Ted Okey will toss his last pie New Year’s Eve. Okey said it looks like Dec. 31 will be the last day of business for the Pablo’s Pizza franchise in Fruita, which opened its doors in March 2006 at the Kokopelli Plaza, 456 ...

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Man arrested after child reports fight at home

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 36-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested Saturday night after a child called 911 to report that the man assaulted another adult at the residence, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Rickie Allen Morgan, 577 Kirby ...

Improvement of sound, video eyed for City Hall auditorium

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s auditorium at City Hall may look, sound and feel a little different in the new year. Aging equipment and the hall’s layout are due for a change, council members have said. Technical problems were most apparent ...

Health care in Junction ‘innovative’

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Lauded as a pioneering approach to providing health care to more people at a lesser cost, the Grand Junction health care model is much the same as that used by a venture capitalist. “It’s a very entrepreneurial and innovative ...


Operation Good Cheer

By Melinda Mawdsley

Little Julie Stout was ready for the jolly old man’s question. When Santa Claus asked the 7-year-old Grand Junction girl if she was good this year, “I said yes.” The chance to sit on Santa’s lap was one of many treats ...


One year later, Mesa County’s cyber disaster casts shadow

By Paul Shockley

A 63-year-old retiree, Walt was worried enough this time last year to change the PIN numbers for his bank and retirement accounts. He wonders if it stopped any would-be cyber thieves. One year later, it’s the not-knowing part that ...

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