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Expect slow road to recovery, economic study by CU finds

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Full economic recovery may be a ways off. But some areas of Mesa County took their first baby steps toward stability in 2011, according to an economic study released this month by the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of ...

Newly drawn legislative maps displace current pols, counties

By Charles Ashby

If the Colorado Supreme Court approves the new legislative maps now before it, four Western Slope members of the Colorado House would no longer live in the districts they represent. At the same time, two other districts on this side of the ...

Deputies see owner dumped as truck stolen; suspect arrested

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One person was arrested early Sunday morning after Mesa County sheriff’s deputies saw a man fall from the passenger side of his own truck as it was being stolen. Deputies were called to the 400 block of Wood Duck Drive shortly before ...


City of Grand Junction takes process for developers online

By Amy Hamilton

It’s a common complaint among developers: The city’s planning process causes projects to move at a snail’s pace. Any new development inside city limits requires developers to pass through a host of review hurdles from a ...

CDOT chief backs plan for I-70 to ease Idaho Springs bottleneck

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Driving east into Denver on Interstate 70 could become easier if a plan supported by Colorado Department of Transportation head Don Hunt moves forward. Adding an eastbound lane from the twin tunnels near Idaho Springs to the bottom of Floyd ...

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Student uses tip money to help family at Christmas

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Every tip Kalinda Theobold collected for 10 months at her job at Chipotle got her a few bucks closer to her goal of providing a merry Christmas for a local family. The 20-year-old Colorado Mesa University student decided earlier this year to ...

Blotter, Dec. 12, 2011

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Damage at residence hall Someone damaged property at a Colorado Mesa University residence hall, Tolman Hall, at 1140 Texas Ave. Property with a total value of more than $1,000 was damaged in various parts of the residence hall, according to ...

Forbes recognizes health care model in GJ

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Grand Junction’s health care model recently earned another plaudit from a national publication, one that declares the system proves wrong proponents of consumer-driven health care. Forbes magazine, noted for consistent support of ...

Rio Blanco County coal mine seeks 2,592-acre expansion

By Dennis Webb

A Rio Blanco County underground coal mine that employs about 167 people is seeking to lease 2,592 acres of additional federal coal reserves that it would use to continue supplying a Utah power plant. The Bureau of Land Management is seeking ...

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Repairs at Caprock follow problems at Meeker school

By Dennis Webb

The Caprock Academy building in Grand Junction soon will undergo the last of structural repairs that came about over concerns that the contractor was the same one responsible for a botched Meeker school project. Dan Sherrill, facilities and ...

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