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Chamber launches Buy Local Week in Grand Junction

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Grand Valley residents can win a prize for shopping at a local business this week. Oct. 10-16 has been dubbed Buy Local Week by the Blue Band program, a project of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce that encourages locals to shop at ...

County rejects protest on landscaping bid

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday unanimously rejected a Grand Junction landscape company’s request to rebid a service contract after its bid was trumped by another company. Grand Mesa Landscape Maintenance owner Deb Wieker had asked ...

Police Blotter, Oct. 11, 2011

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Cocaine suspect jailed Anthony Ritz, 21, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possession of cocaine and driving under the influence, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Officers stopped Ritz on Sunday night near Seventh Street ...

Colorado River BLM proposal reins in travel, addresses oil, gas scenarios

By Dennis Webb

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Tamarisk beetle threatens bird nests

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The bug that eats through tamarisk like the Donner Party at an all-you-can-eat buffet has taken over territory in the West at an unexpectedly quick rate. On one hand, that bodes well for efforts to reduce the plant, but biologists now say the ...

Lochmiller witness hopes deal means probation

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The executive assistant who worked with many investors at failed Valley Investments is seeking probation instead of a prison sentence. Shawnee Carver, who testified against Valley Investments owner Philip Rand Lochmiller in his trial in July, ...

Western Colorado Writers’ Forum conference attracts talent from across U.S.

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Writers from across the country traveled to Grand Junction this past weekend to attend the first Writers’ Conference hosted by Western Colorado Writers’ Forum. The nonprofit forum, which coordinates literary programs and workshops ...

Rifle hospital participates in video dance contest for breast cancer awareness

By Dennis Webb

Everyone from doctors and nurses to file clerks and therapy dogs got into the act when Grand River Hospital in Rifle put together a video for a national competition promoting breast cancer awareness and prevention. Pink hospital gloves, ...

Wife says trucker involved in Glenwood-area wreck believes he was not at fault

By Dennis Webb

The wife of a Del Norte man who faces charges and now is being sued following a fatal accident Aug. 16 just south of Glenwood Springs says he believes it wasn’t his fault. Authorities say John H. Briggs, 58, was hauling a log-loaded ...

Man arrested after being kicked out of club

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A Grand Junction man was arrested Saturday at Infinity Night Club after being kicked out of the club and then allegedly damaging its front door, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies arrested 23-year-old Antonio ...

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