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Free Press to become weekly publication

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The Grand Junction Free Press will cut back the number of days it publishes and become a weekly newspaper starting March 5. Free Press publisher Valerie Smith announced the change Friday in a news release, acknowledging the current economy ...

Depths of winter, potholes

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They hide on streets and lurk in parking lots. Unsuspecting drivers may not realize their presence until they’re virtually on top of them. By then, it’s too late to avoid them, and another victim has been claimed. They are ...

Congress left to pick up health care pieces

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Congress seems ready to take on a piecemeal approach to changing the nation’s health care system, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo, said. If the one-plan approach fails in Congress as President Obama now fears it will, Salazar said, he ...

Briefs, Feb. 5, 2010

By Staff

Valentine Gift Boutique is Saturday Locally made items will be for sale at a Valentine Gift Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Riley’s Furniture Building, across from Smash Burger, at First Street and Grand Avenue. Call ...

Ritter pushes for more clean energy from utilities

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The state’s biggest utility companies are years ahead in meeting Colorado’s 20 percent standard for renewable energy, so Gov. Bill Ritter wants them to think bigger. That’s why he’s pushing to increase ...

Mesa County foreclosure filings outpace rest of state

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County foreclosure filings made up less than 3 percent of filings in the state in 2009, but the county led all others in percentage increase of filings from 2008 to 2009. Mesa County had 1,290 home foreclosure filings last year, a 175 ...


Once-hesitant parents ‘jump in with both feet’ adopting Haitian child

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Greg Stephens never dreamed about adopting children. But after hearing Canyon View Vineyard Church senior pastor Kirk Yamaguchi preach about “the cry of the orphans,” he began to consider it. Yamaguchi and his wife, Jane, were ...

Candidates slam gas drilling rules

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Regulations on Colorado’s natural gas industry took a beating Thursday from three candidates for the state House. The three Republican candidates for House District 54 said the regulations have played a role in the economic problems ...

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Historic train depot added to state endangered list

By Emily Shockley

The historic Grand Junction Train Depot was built 104 years ago at 119 Pitkin Ave. Thursday, it was added to the list of Colorado’s most endangered places. Appearing on the list will not protect a building or site from being ...


Couple able to adopt quickly in wake of ruinous earthquake

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At the outset of 2010, Greg and Jessica Stephens thought the Haitian orphan they were adopting wouldn’t call Grand Junction home for at least another year. Then came Jan. 12 and the earthquake that devastated Haiti, particularly its ...

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