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Perfect attendance earns Central grad a Subaru Impreza

By Melinda Mawdsley

The best thing Mandy Johnson ever won was a stuffed gorilla at an arcade — until Saturday. Johnson, a Central High School graduate, was the lucky winner of a 2009 white Subaru Impreza given away as part of School District 51 and ...


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Mesa State’s pomp and circumstance

By Amy Hamilton

Keith Hejl was a bit more emotional than he thought he would be, watching his wife, Billie JoAnn, graduate Saturday from Mesa State College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While hundreds of graduates strolled across the stage at ...


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City, residents, business make plans for heart of Grand Junction

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Gordon Nicholson gazes at the mammoth house, the one whose red brick exterior and interior woodwork appear virtually the same as they did when it was built more than a century ago. And the neighbor who lives a block away can’t imagine a ...


Historic district plan mix-up vexes neighbors

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For nearly 25 years, the residents of the North Seventh Street Historic Residential District have operated under the belief that a plan was in place to protect their neighborhood from land uses that strayed from traditional single-family ...


Pollard will stay open, sans Jeep

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Pollard Brothers Motors in Montrose will remain in business, just not with the Jeep franchise. Chrysler is withdrawing its franchise agreement with the dealership, but the dealership still will offer Jeep service, owner Jeff Pollard ...


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VA Medical Center officials looking ahead to next 40 years

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The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center observed its 60th anniversary with a nod to its past and a time capsule intended to be opened on the 100th anniversary. Medical Center Director Terry Atienza drew laughs from about 80 people ...


Ritter vetoes bill that would ease background checks on gun buyers

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Gov. Bill Ritter vetoed a bill that would have allowed holders of concealed-weapons permits to purchase handguns without background checks required of other buyers. The bill, H.B. 1180 by Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, would have weakened ...


Orchard Mesa man is guilty of menacing in 2008 shooting

By Amy Hamilton

An Orchard Mesa man who shot another man in the abdomen more than a year ago was found guilty Friday of felony menacing with a deadly weapon. Meanwhile, the jury determined he was not guilty of two other charges: second-degree assault ...


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Some R-5 grads didn’t think the day would ever come

By Staff

Outside of Brownson Arena, on the campus of Mesa State College, some car windows were decorated with pink, white and yellow script. “Psycho ‘B’ you did it!” was written in pink and yellow on the back window of a Ford ...


COPS: WHITEWATER SLAY SUSPECT STOLE ID OF HUSBAND’S FIRST WIFE

By Paul Shockley

In the months leading up to her arrest, Miriam Helmick allegedly impersonated Alan Helmick’s dead first wife in order to get a job in Florida and meet men in an online dating service, according to testimony Friday. Miriam Helmick, 52, ...


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