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Mesa County OKs sewer fees for Whitewater

By Staff

The Mesa County Commission on Monday approved tap fees and sewer rates for landowners who want to hook into the new sewer line that will serve the Whitewater area beginning next year. Under an agreement between the Clifton Sanitation District ...

City kicks off listening tour May 6

By Staff

The city of Grand Junction will start “Listening Tour” public meetings regarding public safety facilities on Thursday. A public meeting is scheduled in each City Council district over the next four weeks. Community members are ...

Hilkey hopes escapee still within grasp

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said he has relished the prospect of taking vacation in the Baja region of Mexico, which ideally would include a face-to-face sit-down with the man who embarrassed Hilkey and his staff. “I won’t ...

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CSU Extension office works to eradicate grasshoppers

By Charles Ashby

The clear-winged grasshopper understands what it means to be fruitful and multiply. But when it does, ranchers and farmers on the Western Slope, as in much of the rest of North America, can have a big problem on their hands. The clear-winged ...

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The pets worth picking

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There are pets in 71 million U.S. homes, according to The Humane Society of the United States. Western Colorado animal shelter groups have plenty of advice for anyone looking to add a home to that tally. Picking a healthy pet is key, Kim ...

Colorado Ave. properties for sale

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The Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority has put up for sale several parcels along Colorado Avenue, hoping the recent redesign of the street will attract buyers who may want to redevelop down the road. The DDA is fielding offers for ...

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Apples of their students’ eyes

By Debra Dobbins

Apples are wonderful gifts for teachers, but words are, too. Taking part in Teacher Appreciation Week, students express thanks to educators who made a difference in their lives: # # # Dear Mrs. Sellers, You made the biggest impression on ...

I-70 rollover injures 3

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Three people were sent to the hospital following a rollover accident early Sunday morning. Colorado State Trooper Matt Jakopic said John Polen was driving when a truck rolled one and a half times around 1:45 a.m. near mile marker 33 on ...

Vilsack allows movement on mine proposals

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack has agreed to let a coal mine near Paonia proceed with pursuing the installation of three methane vents in a federally inventoried roadless area. Vilsack decided not to block plans by Oxbow Mining LLC ...

Hire standards: Employers picky

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About 10 people stroll into Finish Line at Mesa Mall every day searching for a job, according to General Manager Rickie Harris. Some applicants walk into the store in ripped jeans and wrinkled shirts. Others wear suits and have earned ...

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