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Burned house among assets government hoped to obtain

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Federal officials had hoped to obtain the house that burned down Sunday morning as they pursued fraud and money-laundering convictions against the owner. Michael Jenkins and another man are awaiting trial in Las Vegas. Federal officials said ...


Oil, gas panel to revisit concerns about seep in water south of Silt

By Dennis Webb

Concerns about renewed development in the area of a 2004 natural gas seep south of Silt probably will be aired before the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission this spring. Acting Director Dave Neslin said he anticipates an update ...


Fruita bridge Repair 2-20-9

Bridge repair $115,000 higher than expected

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The century-old Fruita Bridge is getting an extreme makeover as winter holds down the flows of the Colorado River, allowing construction crews to stabilize the structure’s north end. “By spring, if everything works right, ...


Civic-arena plan for downtown GJ apparently dead

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A year ago, local commercial developer and Realtor Reed Mitchell was busy telling anyone who would listen about his grand plans for the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. He held an open house to unveil a proposal to build a ...


PALISADE FIRE 5 2-24

‘Everybody here in Palisade will help them out’

By Staff

Fire ravaged a two-story Palisade house on Monday at 114 Majestic Court. No one was home when the fire erupted just after 11 a.m. But an hour after firefighters from the Palisade and the Orchard Mesa fire departments had arrived, Jim Bouman ...


Drilling permits starting to slip

By Dennis Webb

Oil and gas drilling permit approvals in Colorado this year are lagging behind last year’s record pace. Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff report having approved 886 permits through Feb. 16. If that pace of approvals ...


Law a lead weight on motorcycle dealers

By Amy Hamilton

A recently enacted federal law intended to keep children safe from lead-based products has thrown a wrench in sales of kid-sized motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles. The new lead-toy law, which went into effect Feb. 10, applies to ...


Bicycle commuters pedaling uphill with tax credit

By Amy Hamilton

A program that offers tax credits to bicycle commuters is having trouble turning wheels locally, according to some of the area’s larger employers. Starting this year, bicycle commuters can earn up to $20 a month in tax credits — ...


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Kiwanis Club honors one of its own as citizen of year

By Melinda Mawdsley

Rick Nisley showed up for the Kiwanis Club of Grand Junction meeting this past week without realizing he had been tricked. Nisley was to receive the Citizen of the Year award from the service club during its annual Charter Luncheon on ...


Fasching German 2-22-9

Pre-Lenten ritual of Fasching features food, drink, dance

By Melinda Mawdsley

The menu of a typical German Fasching event is a meat lover’s dream. Horst Kalin, who has lived in Crawford for 15 years but grew up in Germany, feasted on cutlers, bratwurst, roasted chicken, hog legs (eisbein) and beef rolls ...


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