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Suspect in fatal crash hears charges

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The Parachute man being held in connection with the deaths of a mother and her 6-month-old daughter Saturday morning could face as many as 84 years in prison. Derrick Maxfield, 20, learned Thursday morning of the dozen charges he faces in ...

Lack of early education linked to crime later, police chief says

By Amy Hamilton

At-risk children without access to early educational opportunities are more likely to wind up committing crimes later in life, Grand Junction Police Chief Bill Gardner said during a news conference Thursday. Gardner’s appearance at ...

GJ Steel to close; 100 to lose jobs

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Hirschfeld Industries, which purchased Grand Junction Steel two years ago, is closing the plant, eliminating nearly 100 jobs in Grand Junction. Executives with Hirschfeld on Tuesday told employees at Grand Junction Steel of the decision, the ...


Candidates weigh in on public-safety issue

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Grand Junction City Council candidates said Thursday night the city must drastically alter its plans to build a series of new public safety buildings, with most saying they would not support going back to voters and asking for a tax ...

Minister appealing board’s decision to grant strip club permit

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A Grand Junction minister and vocal opponent of a proposed strip club has filed an appeal of the Planning Commission’s approval of a conditional-use permit that will allow the club to serve alcohol. New Day Ministries pastor Mike ...

Tanker spills 5,000 gallons of toxic gas

By Amy Hamilton

Quick action by local authorities and help from law enforcement across the Western Slope helped contain a massive spill of a highly flammable, toxic chemical that traveled down Rifle’s main road after a tanker rolled Thursday morning. ...

Public defender to be among tenants in new building near Justice Center

By Carrie Marfitano

The main tenant of a four-story structure being built downtown certainly will be appropriate for a building named the Liberty Center. Two floors of the Liberty Center will be leased by the Grand Junction Public Defender’s Office, which ...

Halliburton Layoffs Dial

At Energy giant Halliburton it’s ‘Not business as usual’

By Staff

For members of one Halliburton work crew, a phone call Wednesday meant come to the office at 32 and D roads Thursday to fill out paperwork. No phone call meant come to work on your normal schedule. It was better to not get the call. Those who ...

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One dead after dump truck runs stop sign, hits vehicle

By Carrie Marfitano

One person is dead after a dump truck ran a stop sign and collided with a Nissan sport utility vehicle at the intersection of 23 and G roads early Thursday evening. The accident happened around 5:15 p.m. The Nissan SUV was northbound on 23 ...

Two Rivers Winery buys Amber Ridge, will double output

By Carrie Marfitano

Two Rivers Winery announced Wednesday it will double its production with the recent purchase of Amber Ridge Winery in Palisade. Production has increased from 2,000 cases when Two Rivers Winery opened in 2000 to 12,000 cases last season. Two ...

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