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Fire destroys wood chipper at GJ sawmill

By Amy Hamilton

A fire destroyed a commercial-grade chipper Saturday, but firefighters kept the blaze from spreading at Grand Junction’s only sawmill, Doug Jones Sawmill, 1441 Winters Ave. Jones said he uses the chipper about once or twice a year, and ...


R-5 High seeks alternative status, improved grade

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R-5 High School wants to be compared to its peers in a statewide grading system. The school was graded by traditional school standards last year, when the state debuted an accreditation system called School Performance Framework. The school ...


Attack ad targeting Tipton

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is under attack by a Democratic political action committee for his hiring of a company that uses technology owned by his nephew. House Majority PAC, known as a “Super PAC” because it can take ...


Solar co-op offers panels for lease

By Charles Ashby

Grand Valley Power customers who want to go green with their utility bills but don’t have the $20,000 up-front cash to put solar panels on their roofs now have a different option. The rural electric cooperative has built, and brought ...


Man jailed in monument crash that hurt 4

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man was intoxicated and traveling nearly twice the speed limit when he crashed his car, injuring four people, while descending the west side of Colorado National Monument, according to an arrest affidavit. Manuel Arias, 20, ...


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Glade Park post office step closer

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A long-awaited trailer needed to serve as a post office for the Glade Park community has arrived in Grand Junction, and Mesa County is preparing its final destination. The U.S. Postal Service moved the trailer from the town of Como in ...


Postal Service changes are behind the scenes

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U.S. Postal Service officials are looking to centralize mail handling and other activities to cut spending in the Grand Valley. The Postal Service is transferring carrier operations from the Palisade Post Office to the Grand Junction Main ...


Republicans applaud court’s decision on health law

By Charles Ashby

While Colorado Republicans loudly praised it, Democrats were downplaying Friday’s 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling striking down the individual mandate in the controversial federal health care reform. Though the matter is expected ...


For The Record, Aug. 13, 2011

By Staff

MARRIAGES Jason Charles Baldwin and Angilynn Constance Vendegna, July 23. Chance Leslie Barfoot and Jaclyn Beth Gisclar, July 16. Mark Emerson Baxendale and Cinda Kay Rexford, July 27. Corey Joseph Beaugh and Stacy Lynn Kolegas, July ...


Uranium developer wins lease on Utah tract

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The company planning to build a uranium mill in Montrose County has acquired a lease in Utah that could produce as much as 225 million pounds of uranium and open the way to six times more. Denver-based Energy Fuels Inc. spent $500,000 to ...


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