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Colorado’s senators react to WikiLeaks release

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Colorado’s senators called for the United States to review how it keeps its secrets in the wake of revelations from WikiLeaks that were denounced Monday by the Obama administration and other nations. “America’s national ...

Thrift Shop web

Philanthropic agency recognizes Fruita Thrift Shop’s good works

By Amy Hamilton

The Fruita Thrift Shop always has been known for its good deals. Now it’s being lauded for its good deeds. Dubbed “the Herberger’s of Fruita” by its shopping faithful, the tidy store at 142 S. Park Square was honored ...

City to help orchestra pay for $14.5 million Avalon upgrade

By Amy Hamilton

It was music to the ears of Grand Junction City Council members that the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra wants a permanent home at the Avalon Theatre, and the city is committed to spending millions of dollars in renovations. The plan, for ...

Private eye helps find heir to family Bible

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Margaret Williams and Margaret Ann Rhodes found themselves unexpectedly grateful to a Grand Junction private investigator who on Thanksgiving morning helped reconnect the two after more than 40 years. “I just remember saying, ...

Construction leads 7.4 percent job loss during 2008-09

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Northwest Colorado experienced a 7.4 percent drop in the number of jobs in the region during 2008 and 2009, blunting the nine-year employment growth rate, state figures show. The counties of Garfield, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt lost ...

Health pros must reveal background

By Charles Ashby

Patients who want to know more about the people helping their doctors treat them will have a place to turn soon to get that information. In addition to details about the backgrounds of their doctors, a new state law going into effect next ...


Library officials dust off plans for remodeling, expansion

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Bolstered by voters’ rejection of three statewide tax-cutting and debt-limiting ballot measures, the Mesa County Public Library District is opening discussions about how to spend the millions of capital-construction dollars it has ...

Task force narrows its focus to land beneath the homes

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction resident William Martin hasn’t been one of those people who was abusing an agricultural property tax classification for land he owns in Montrose County. Still, Martin had to go before the county’s Board of ...

Holidays, cold present fire danger indoors

By Rachel Sauer

So far, so good — no space heaters left too near the drapes, no burning candles forgotten on a bookshelf, no tinder-dry Christmas tree ignited by the wrong string of lights. We’re entering what might informally be called the ...

State high court to consider wiretaps in drug case

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Supreme Court will decide whether wiretaps used to topple a Mesa County drug ring were illegal because the surveillance was not authorized in writing by District Attorney Pete Hautzinger. The high court announced Nov. 22 that it ...

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