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Blues Traveler to play July 8 in Palisade

By Staff

Popular rock band Blues Traveler will play a special show at 7:30 p.m July 8 at Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, according to Sandstone Entertainment’s website and Wigout Productions promoter David Prather. Tickets are $35 and go on ...

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Jockey turned meth kingpin sentenced to 32 years

By Paul Shockley

A former professional horse racing jockey, Armando Rodriguez-Estrada, rose to become one of the largest dealers of methamphetamine in the Grand Valley before his arrest last year, a prosecutor said Monday. The man known as ...

City tax revenue recovers after jolt

By Amy Hamilton

Black Sunday, when Exxon canceled an oil shale project, thrust locals and the Grand Valley headlong into a recession. But the ensuing economic devastation that started May 2, 1982, was peanuts compared with the recession that swept Grand ...

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River rises with second hot day

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The hottest day of the year thus far in the Grand Valley spurred moderate flooding along the Colorado River and lane closures along Interstate 70 west of Fruita, as snowmelt continues to rapidly drain off the mountains and fill already swollen ...

Woman hurt in rollover

By Staff

Police were investigating a rollover in northwest Grand Junction that seriously injured the female driver. The accident occurred around 7:15 p.m. Monday, when the woman’s vehicle went out of control while heading north along 25½ ...

Colorado Mesa University ahead

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It’s not Colorado Mesa University yet. But preparations for a new name for Mesa State College are in full swing after Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a name change bill into law Monday at the college. Senate Bill 265 authorizes the ...

Garfield invests $150,000 in regional jobs programs

By Dennis Webb

Concerned about continuing high unemployment, Garfield County commissioners on Monday committed $150,000 to three local economic development efforts and a western Colorado youth job program. Commissioners unanimously agreed to contribute ...

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Chess champ reveals his strategies

By Rachel Sauer

The only thing missing from Auguste Rodin’s sculpture “The Thinker” is a chess board at his feet. His posture is a natural for the player thinking, the player strategizing, the player playing. Monday night, 17 players in ...

Deal would allow drilling in wildlife area

By Dennis Webb

An energy company and the Colorado Division of Wildlife are negotiating an agreement that, if reached, would lead to the company drilling within the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area south of New Castle. The proposed deal comes amid a ...

Ruby Pipeline to open in July, send gas west

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The Ruby Pipeline, scheduled to go online in March, is set to begin carrying natural gas from the Rocky Mountains west to Oregon in July, officials said. No date has been set for the opening of the 675-mile, 42-inch, natural-gas-transmission ...

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