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Large annexation proposed for Fruita

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The city of Fruita is prepared to annex a 186-acre property that could one day contain the largest housing development in the city. The City Council on Tuesday night unanimously tenatively agreed to bring into the city the sprawling property, ...

Local briefs, Feb. 3, 2010

By Staff

Marillac, Hilltop getting cash Colorado Springs-based El Pomar Foundation will present checks today to two Mesa County nonprofit organizations. The grant recipients are Marillac Clinic, which will receive $10,000 to assist with health ...

Grand Junction not the winner of Korbel’s ‘romantic city’ distinction

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Grand Junction was not the winner of Korbel Champagne’s online contest to select “The Most Romantic City in America.” The winning city is Hana, Hawaii, followed by Indialantic, Fla., and Asheville, N.C. One wonders how ...


Cold can pose drilling pad plumbing problems

By Dennis Webb

Every homeowner knows how the winter cold can test a property’s plumbing. It turns out, energy companies face the same ordeal. Frozen valves and other maladies, including operator errors trying to deal with cold-weather challenges, ...

Grand Junction City Council approves purchase of natural gas-run garbage trucks

By Emily Shockley

The Grand Junction City Council approved the purchase Monday of the city’s first four fleet vehicles powered entirely by compressed natural gas. The city will pay $1.05 million for four garbage trucks that are scheduled to arrive in ...

Central student, 15, accused of bringing gun, bullet to school

By Amy Hamilton

A 15-year-old Central High School student was booked into the Mesa County Youth Detention Center on Friday after allegedly showing off a handgun and a bullet during a creative writing class in school that day, according to the Mesa County ...


Longtime ‘Junque Man’ passes away Sunday

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A service for Bill Hill, known for nearly a quarter-century as “The Junque Man,” for his shop of the same name at 175 N. Third St., will be Feb. 13. Hill died Sunday. He was 92. The Junque Man store was an outgrowth of his ...


DA won’t seek death for suspect in wife’s murder

By Paul Shockley

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson said he has assured British authorities that he won’t seek the death penalty for a Grand Junction hotel owner turned poker star who is accused of killing his wife in 1997. Beeson on Monday ...

Mesa among 20 counties to receive crop damage relief

By Staff

Mesa County and several other western Colorado counties are eligible for federal assistance because of crop damage from drought and frost. Gov. Bill Ritter announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a disaster ...

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Woman pleads not guilty in dog’s death

By Paul Shockley

A Fruita woman pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that she obstructed law enforcement’s investigation of a dog’s death on Colorado National Monument. Melissa Lockhart, 32, who appeared in Grand Junction free on bond, has ...

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