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Drill rig death case moved to Garfield County

By Dennis Webb

Procedures in a lawsuit over a 2007 accidental death on a drilling rig have been delayed after the case was moved from Denver to Garfield County. Erin Buchanan, the widow of Joseph Buchanan, is pursuing a wrongful death suit after her ...

GJ council to discuss marijuana regulation

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The Grand Junction City Council will air out its options for handling statewide medical marijuana legislation during a workshop meeting Monday at City Hall. Under the provisions of recently signed medical marijuana legislation, city and ...

Traffic alert, June 13, 2010

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: 24 Road closure: On Monday, a private contractor will close 24 Road from F 1/2 Road to G Road to complete a sewer tie-in for a private development. The closure will run ...

Book notes, June 13, 2010

By Staff

Local book events Lucinda Stein will give a presentation and sign copies of her novel “Three Threads Woven” at 6 p.m. Monday at Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library, 530 Grand Ave. Donn Conn will sign copies of his book ...

Springhill Suites under construction at Third and Main streets

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Construction has begun on a Springhill Suites by Marriott building at 236 Main St. The five-story, 167,000-square-foot building will hold 100 suites and an executive board room, and it will have room for 2,000 square feet of retail space on ...

Convicted sex offender accused of rape

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A convicted sex offender was arrested Thursday on allegations he picked up an intoxicated woman on North Avenue, took her back to his home and raped her. Richard Junior Valdez, 24, 2814 Hall Ave., was advised Friday he could be charged with ...

Ski resorts: Slight increase in visitors

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado’s ski resorts hosted an estimated 11.86 million skiers and snowboarders during the 2009-10 ski season, an increase of less than 1 percent over last year, according to Colorado Ski Industry USA. The numbers include the 22 member ...

GJ man found dead in Aspen hotel room

By Staff

The body of a Grand Junction man was found in an Aspen hotel room Friday, according to Aspen police. Early Friday, the Aspen-Pitkin County Communications Center received a 911 call requesting an ambulance for 27-year-old Justin M. Miracle, ...


Man suspect of assault in road-rage incident

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A Grand Junction man was arrested early Friday morning in a road-rage incident in which he allegedly punched another motorist several times in the face and broke the man’s jaw. Paul James Turner, 34, 643 Longs Peak Court, was arrested ...

BLM changes policies for long-term camping

By Charles Ashby

Long-term campers on Bureau of Land Management property beware. Because of abuse of the bureau’s policy not to camp at the same site for more than 14 days, the BLM has announced stricter new rules concerning long-term campers. Instead ...

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