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Meeker consultant questions ability of contractor to fix school

By Dennis Webb

MEEKER — A consultant for the Meeker School District Tuesday night voiced concern that revelations regarding the contractor for a botched elementary school project could affect the company’s capacity to pay for repairs to the ...

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Grand Junction business owner gives away 300 holiday meals

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Gathering family to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner and create holiday memories is priceless, but for some people, finding the money to buy that meal can be a burden. “Now I have enough to get some whipped cream,” said Paddy Fletcher ...

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Trouble in toyland? Group points it out

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Parents should be cautious about buying toys that have small parts, make loud noises or may contain toxins this holiday shopping season, according to the Colorado Public Interest Research Group. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based ...

Trustee sues four Valley Investment advisers to retrieve investor money

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Several professionals who represented or worked for Philip Rand Lochmiller and his Valley Investments business now face a lawsuit intended to recoup money lost by more than 400 investors when the company collapsed in 2009. Valley Investments ...

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Man shot with Taser in pot deal

By Paul Shockley

Two men face a variety of possible charges after one shot the other with a Taser during a drug deal that turned into a robbery Saturday night in downtown Grand Junction, according to arrest affidavits. Derrick D. Richardson, 19, of Aurora, ...

KAFM fires executive director

By Melinda Mawdsley

It is a season of change at KAFM Community Radio. Executive Director Marc Foster was fired after nearly one year in charge of the local station, 88.1 FM. The radio station’s board of directors made the decision after a lengthy ...

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Tisue, Leany join school board

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Jeff Leany and Ann Tisue officially joined the School District 51 Board of Directors on Monday. The two new board members, who won election Nov. 1, took the oath of office at noon during a special meeting of the board. Tisue and Leany could ...

Huge housing project gets nod in GarCo

By Dennis Webb

A rare major housing proposal during a time of anemic real estate sales and construction activity won the support of Garfield County commissioners Monday as they tentatively approved a 366-unit development. The project, River Edge Colorado, ...

Bear Ranch land swap mostly supported at Delta meeting

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Billionaire William Koch on Monday laid groundwork to ask that Congress approve a multistate, multiagency land swap that would consolidate his ranch in western Colorado. Opponents to the expansion of Bear Ranch, which is tucked behind Paonia ...


Museum cuts averted as county maintains support

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The Museum of Western Colorado, which already has closed the doors for most of the year to one of its venues, will lose $25,000 in direct funding from Mesa County this year. It will, however, get the benefit of $25,000 in advice from a ...

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