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TERROR GRIPS GRAND JUNCTION- 1975 community review

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Three months after graduating high school, David Bailey packed up his Ford Maverick and drove across the country from Ohio to western Colorado, enticed by the laid-back nature and open spaces of the West. He figured he had left behind the ...


A snapshot of the Grand Valley in 1975

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If you tried to picture a community hit by 12 murders in one year, you likely wouldn’t envision Grand Junction in 1975. The Grand Valley was on the cusp of the oil-shale boom and bustling with transient workers building the Hayden Power ...


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GarCo tax revenue crash looms

By Dennis Webb

It’s been a wonderful ride for tax districts in western Garfield County in recent years. The natural gas industry has proven to be a revenue gravy train, thanks to a total assessed valuation now measured in billions of dollars. But as ...


Groups say Roan filing undermines BLM argument for energy leases

By Dennis Webb

Environmental groups say the federal government has abandoned its primary argument for not wanting to protect the Roan Plateau from oil and gas development. The groups say the Bureau of Land Management is no longer relying on a 1997 law in ...


Democrats criticize Napolitano terror remarks

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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano should have treated left- and right-wing extremists equally in a recent report, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colorado, said. The report, issued on the eve of April 15 tea party tax protests across the ...


Census Bureau builds local work force for national head count

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With the 2010 national head count less than a year away, the U.S. Census Bureau is looking for six people who will head the effort to count all western Colorado residents. Getting the count right, said spokeswoman Deborah A. Cameron, will ...


Motorcycle deaths hit record in ’08

By Staff

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation: “Nearly seven out of 10 riders killed in Colorado last year were not wearing a helmet or were wearing it incorrectly. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates ...


Swine flu outbreak crosses into U.S.

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Mesa County health officials are gearing up for the swine flu, which has crossed the border with Mexico and broken out in Texas and California. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday it was too late to contain the ...


Teen charged in failed Fruita robbery

By Paul Shockley

Fruita police Thursday said a teenager already in jail on suspicion of attempted purse robbery last week in Grand Junction is the suspect in an attempted purse robbery Monday night. Adrian Peters, 19, of Grand Junction, is suspected of ...


Palisade asking for used buses from GVT

By Staff

The town of Palisade is looking for a free ride. A request was made earlier this month by Palisade Mayor David Walker to the Mesa County Commission for two decommissioned Grand Valley Transit buses. The request is unusual in that if approved, ...


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