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Feds: Loss topped $21K in robberies of local banks

By Paul Shockley

A Las Vegas man faces up to 75 years in prison for the armed robberies of three banks last year, including a pair of Grand Junction banks. Douglas Edward James, 25, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Denver to three counts of ...

Civility of energy debate in question

By Dennis Webb

Energy companies are questioning the objectivity of Garfield County’s oil and gas liaison and the worth of continuing county Energy Advisory Board meetings, where the industry says it is subject to “vicious attacks.” County ...

Nightclub opens after state seizure over taxes

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction nightclub is open for business again after paying more than $11,000 in back taxes. Colorado Department of Revenue spokesman Mark Couch said the ownership of Axis Nightclub, 2993 North Ave., on Wednesday paid $11,782, which ...

Gun sales slow with economy

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Guns are a red-hot item in Grand Junction, but it wasn’t long ago that firearms sales were white-hot. Retailers in Mesa County said they’re seeing a slowdown similar to one reflected in statewide numbers of Instachecks reported by ...

Local briefs, Feb. 20, 2010

By Staff

Free screening set for ‘The Eyes of Me’ The free preview screening of “The Eyes of Me,” the February film presented as part of a monthly Community Cinema program, will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dinosaur Journey ...

On Monday, firearms will be legal on monument

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New rules that go into effect Monday at Colorado National Monument will allow visitors to carry firearms on its trails and overlooks for the first time in 94 years. The change is the result of a new law passed by Congress in May that ended ...

Local taxation on candy, soft drinks improbable

By Emily Shockley

A bill on Gov. Bill Ritter’s desk would levy a state sales tax on candy and soft drinks, but local governments don’t appear likely to follow suit in Grand Junction. Every $10 package of sugary drinks or package of sweets purchased ...

Bus system will mark 10th year with free rides

By Staff

Grand Valley Transit will celebrate its 10-year anniversary by offering free rides for 10 consecutive days beginning next week. The bus system will offer free rides on all 11 of its routes all day between Feb. 23 and March 5. Mesa County ...

Special status possible for Colorado sites

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The Vermillion Basin in northwest Colorado and the high peaks between Silverton and Lake City are listed as potential areas for wilderness or other designation, according to a document leaked from the Bureau of Land Management. Interior ...

Ritter unveils new cuts for yet another lean budget

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter presented his budget-balancing plan Thursday that addresses yet another $1 billion to cover an expected revenue shortfall. The governor said balancing next year’s budget was particularly hard because it comes on top of ...

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