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Boy Scout nets $16K in popcorn sales

By Amy Hamilton

Tristan Noel can hardly go anywhere without being noticed. “Hey, you’re the popcorn dude,” the seventh-grader at East Middle School said people have exclaimed upon seeing him. There’s good reason folks might link the ...


County may cede control of Mesa Community Center

By Staff

Mesa County may sever its ties with the Mesa Community Center — and the problems associated with it. The county is modifying its contract with the center’s main tenant, the Mesa View Bible Church, in order to allow it to sublease ...


BLM sells 55 parcels in Utah for drilling, takes in $650,000

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday sold 55 parcels of land in eastern Utah for oil and natural gas drilling, taking in $650,000 in bids. The auction in Salt Lake City replaced one in December that was voided because one bidder made high ...


Orchardists begin their rites of spring

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

With below-freezing low temperatures expected through the rest of the week, fruit growers at Z’s Orchard in Palisade aren’t wasting a moment. Workers at the farm off 33 3/4 Road were scrambling Tuesday filling smudge pots with ...


Nighttime bus service may be in GJ’s future

By Staff

Riding the bus for a dollar is a pretty good deal, but it is a bust for anyone looking for a ride after 7:15 p.m. “A lot of (bus riders) are saying, ‘I can get to work. You just can’t get me home,’ ” said ...


Senate OKs oil, gas rules

By Dennis Webb

New Colorado oil and gas rules took one of their few remaining steps to final approval Tuesday, just a week before they are scheduled to take effect. The Colorado Senate voted in favor of the new rules, rejecting an attempt led by Minority ...


With cops targeting impaired drivers, ride providers tout their own services, but concede need for m

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction Police Department officer Dave Arcady usually nabs a drunken driver about every 10 traffic stops, but it only took nine stops during a DUI-specific patrol on a recent morning to find an intoxicated driver. The night before, ...


Colo. income growth slows, still outpaces most of nation

By Carrie Marfitano

Personal income growth slowed in Colorado but remained one of the better rates in the nation in 2008, according to numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The total amount of personal income in Colorado increased ...


32 Road bridge may not hold sewer pipe

By Staff

Plans for a pipe intended to carry wastewater across the Colorado River from Whitewater to Clifton Sanitation’s new wastewater treatment plant at 32 and D roads may have hit a snag. The pipeline is proposed to traverse the 32 Road ...


Air quality penalties of $400,000 to pay for school bus fixes

By Dennis Webb

Williams Production RMT has paid more than $400,000 that will be used to help reduce pollution by school buses in Garfield and Rio Blanco counties under a settlement with the state over air quality violations. However, one Garfield ...


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