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Power outage zaps VA hospital

By Amy Hamilton

Six patients were transferred from the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a power outage early Friday morning. The hospital had been using backup generators for power since Thursday as Xcel workers were replacing two ...

Junction resident says census skipped her

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Dora Duncan wanted to be counted. But the U.S. Census form she expected to arrive in her Grand Junction mailbox this March never came. “We didn’t get it and didn’t get it, and finally we got a card saying, ‘Please send ...

Latino group sponsors cultural event

By Staff

La Jornada, Spanish for “the journey,” will celebrate student empowerment and community from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at West Middle School. The Latino Education Achievement to Graduation, or LEAG, program at West is sponsoring the ...

Four Fruita teens accused in botched burglary of pot plant

By Paul Shockley

One of four Fruita teenagers who allegedly drove nearly 80 miles to burglarize a medical marijuana nursery told the owner of the property that they were sorry, but “they needed some money,” according to an arrest ...

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Killer ‘had history of knocking people out’

By Amy Hamilton

Family members sat numbly for a few moments after the heavy courtroom door closed behind the attacker who had claimed the life of their husband, father, uncle, brother and friend. Minutes before, the Martinez family spilled tears, emptying a ...


CU grad fosters new area of study at Mesa State

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S. John “Arch” Archuleta tapped into a rich vein of interest when he worked with officials at Mesa State College and the University of Colorado to establish an engineering program housed at Mesa State. Now in its second year, the ...

Briefs, April 17, 2010

By Staff

Gateway auto fest to benefit Partners Mesa County Partners has been named the beneficiary of the fifth annual Gateway Canyons Auto Fest on May 8 at the Gateway Canyons resort. Openings are still available for sponsors, vendors and auto ...

Company, state monitoring spill of water used in gas drilling operation

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Williams and state officials are sampling below a spill of water used in drilling upstream from Parachute and Battlement Mesa that occurred Tuesday on federal land below the Roan Plateau. The spill of about 160 barrels of treated water from a ...

Jobless rate in Mesa County at 9.9 percent

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The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate grew to 9.9 percent in March in Mesa County, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The local and state unemployment rates each grew by 0.2 of a ...

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Be civil, Ritter urges

By Charles Ashby

People need to display a lot more civility in discussing issues facing the state and nation, Gov. Bill Ritter and other Democrats said Friday. And those same people need to be armed with facts, not innuendo or outright lies, the governor and ...

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