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2008 tax revenue tallies at 7.7 percent projection

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Grand Junction’s immunity to the sour economy in terms of retail spending faded at the end of last year, as city sales-tax revenue increased a scant 1 percent over the same period in 2007. The city collected $11.54 million in revenue ...


Two die in separate accidents after being ejected from vehicles

By Staff

Two people were killed in separate accidents over the weekend after being ejected from their vehicles, according to the Colorado State Patrol. One woman died Sunday morning on Interstate 70 near mile-marker 23 after rolling her sedan in a ...


Liquor store Law 2-6-9

Liquor store managers want to keep more potent beer off grocery shelves

By Staff

Two Grand Junction liquor store managers plan to traverse the mountains this week to rail against a bill that could allow grocery stores to sell full-strength beer. Brandi Fisher, co-owner of Fisher’s Liquor Barn, 2438 F Road, said the ...


Logo part of district’s bid to sway minds, perhaps votes

By Staff

In a perfect world, the ultimate benefit of a successful rebranding and marketing campaign for School District 51 could be to sway voters the next time the school district asks them to approve a bond measure. “Obviously, that’s ...


tracking bracelet 2-8

Sheriff to provide tracking bracelets

By Staff

MONTROSE — When the parents of a mentally challenged Montrose woman discovered she was missing in May, they went through days of agony before she was found safe. Their anxiety might have lasted only minutes if she had been wearing a ...


Disc golfers tee off in annual charity tourney

By Staff

There were finesse players and power players, drivers and putters but not one golf ball to be had Sunday at Palisade’s Riverbend Park, site of the Ice Bowl disc golf tournament.  Sixty-five disc golfers battled in seven to win ...


Fruita Bridge 2-4-9

For Fruita Bridge, the cure may be worse than the disease

By Staff

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the old Fruita Bridge. City engineers received word last week that the Colorado Historical Society might pull the $200,000 it promised Fruita ...


Firm mines Australian opportunity

By Staff

When Delta resident Robert Proctor learned a local company was recruiting experienced coal miners to work in Australia, he knew it was an opportunity he could not pass up. Though Proctor, 43, was hesitant to leave his wife and daughter behind ...


‘I wouldn’t be pursuing my master’s degree if I hadn’t joined,’ says recruit

By Staff

As uncertainty surrounding the economy grows, so do lines of younger people at local recruiting offices. They see the military as a viable option to finance an education and keep a steady paycheck. In an economy where families may struggle ...


Recruits bad econ 1-13-9

As jobs become more uncertain, recruits get older

By Melinda Mawdsley

Ryan Greager has a job. Tomorrow, he admitted, he might not. The uncertainty is tiresome. On Thursday, Greager walked into the local Colorado National Guard recruiting office to talk about the benefits of joining the military. At 28, Greager ...


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