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High school, college seniors re-evaluate options

By Amy Hamilton

Their parents didn’t face these challenges. For that matter, their older siblings and friends didn’t. The economic obstacles and uncertainties that surfaced in the past year are new, and this spring’s graduating classes are ...

Massage parlor patrons check in

By Paul Shockley

A confidential police hotline yielded 57 voice-mail messages as of Friday evening from people claiming to be ex-patrons of Fuji Oriental Massage, where investigators allege prostitution has occurred. Officers had returned calls and spoken to ...

Residents can register for 911 alert system

By Amy Hamilton

Want to learn about emergencies in your area as they’re happening? A new service offered by the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center can keep you informed with alerts via your home phone, cell phone, text messages or e-mail. Or ...

April jobless rate down from March numbers

By Carrie Marfitano

Initial unemployment claims in Mesa County took a dip in April after hitting a recession-high 1,012 in March. “That’s a little bit of good news, the decrease between March and April,” said Gilbert Lujan, supervisor of the ...

Homeowners win fight over political signs

By Staff

The victors in a fight over the display of political signs in a homeowners-association-controlled neighborhood are claiming to have struck a blow for the First Amendment and free speech. The defeated is holding to his guns, saying the issue ...

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U-Haul sees 30–40% increase in business

By Dennis Webb

Bricklayer Jim Lane thought he had a 6 foot by 12 feet rental trailer lined up so he could leave Grand Junction’s slowing job market and head back to Denver. When that reservation fell through, Lane found himself scrambling to find a ...

Armed robber sought

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction police were still looking Friday night for a man they suspect produced a firearm and demanded prescription drugs Friday morning at a Rite Aid store near the Mesa State College campus. Police said they believe the robbery ...

After new rules, drilling permits plummet to 34

By Dennis Webb

A last-minute torrent of drilling permits filed by energy companies under Colorado’s old oil and gas rules has been followed by a trickle of filings since new rules took effect. Barely one application a day, or 34 in total, came in to ...

Nemnich arrested for hammer attack at 15

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Jerry Nemnich’s lengthy, violent criminal history in Colorado dates back to at least 1960 when, at the age of 15, he attacked a girl with a hammer in Boulder County and ripped off part of her clothes before fleeing in a stolen car to ...

Three more flu cases confirmed in western region

By Dennis Webb

The state of Colorado is reporting three more confirmed cases of the H1N1 (swine) flu virus in western Colorado, bringing the region’s total to five. Two more cases have been confirmed in Eagle County, giving that county three confirmed ...

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