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GJ economy lagging, but moving, report says

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The Grand Junction economy was one of the worst performing in the Intermountain West over the last year, according to Brookings Mountain West, a partnership of the Brookings Institution and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. More recent ...

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Man confesses to killing wife in front of child, affidavit says

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A Grand Junction man stabbed his wife to death in front of the couple’s 2-year-old daughter after she told him she didn’t love him, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday. Octavio Vargas-Herrera, 24, 3025 Mohawk Ave., ...

Attorney wants fraud trial moved from Grand Junction to Denver

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The court-appointed attorney for Valley Investments owner Philip Rand Lochmiller would ask to be removed from the case if it were tried in Grand Junction, attorney Daniel Smith said in court papers seeking to have the mail-and securities-fraud ...

Conservative group backs Tipton for U.S. House

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The Western Slope Conservative Alliance endorsed Cortez Republican Scott Tipton in the 3rd Congressional District. The endorsement runs counter to that of another tea-party-related organization, GJResult.com, which endorsed Steamboat Springs ...

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Fundraiser will help create more Legends sculptures

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

If the white Corinthian columns that support the grand staircase in the historic Elks Lodge No. 575 could talk, it’s likely they wouldn’t whisper a word about the service organization’s well-known members and the honorable ...

Public safety block to stay empty

By Emily Shockley

The Grand Junction city block set aside in 2008 for a public safety facility will remain empty for at least a little while longer. The city of Grand Junction’s property committee, made up of City Council members Bruce Hill, Gregg Palmer ...

Businesses wrongly labeled as dispensaries

By Charles Ashby

Two Grand Junction shops were surprised to learn from a Daily Sentinel story Sunday that the city thinks they’re selling medical marijuana. While one of the store owners said he understood the confusion — though he’s tried ...

Energy bill would convert coal plants to natural gas, create state jobs

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Josh Penry will be a main sponsor to a bill he hopes will boost Western Slope jobs. The measure, to be detailed in a press conference led by Gov. Bill Ritter later today, is designed to help clear the air around the Denver metropolitan ...

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Panel clears measure on rafters’ right to float

By Charles Ashby

A Senate committee floated a bill late Monday that would have allowed commercial rafting companies to traverse private land without permission. The measure cleared the Colorado House last month almost entirely on a 40-25 party-line vote, with ...

Travel agency owner accused of scheming to defraud airlines

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Prosecutors on Monday filed felony charges against the owner of a Grand Junction travel agency who is suspected of defrauding several airlines out of tens of thousands of dollars. Rodney Thompson, 52, was charged with three counts of theft of ...

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