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Victim identified from fatal blaze at Fruitvale home

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The man who died in a Fruitvale house fire early Saturday was identified Sunday as 45-year-old Bruce Wayne Staats. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy on Staats, ruling his death an accident and confirming he died from ...


Fruita officials will put dollars into solar energy at new center

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The city of Fruita plans to install a solar energy system in its new community center, a move to go green that city officials hope will also save it some green in the long run. City officials are sorting through 11 bids they received from ...


Half of county’s elected officials return their pay

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Half of Mesa County’s elected officials say they chose to join roughly 1,000 other furloughed county employees and give back two days’ worth of pay, even though it wasn’t required. Confronted by plummeting sales-tax ...


Williams: No well pad, spring link

By Staff

Officials with Williams Production RMT say there is no data to suggest a link between oil and gas contaminants that leaked into soil on a Williams well pad and tainted spring water that made a man sick in 2008. “There’s no ...


City’s ambulance fleet slowly returning to health

By Emily Shockley

Having one ambulance with a problematic motor is tough. It was double tough when the Grand Junction Fire Department had two defective ambulances in its eight-vehicle fleet. In 2006, the department purchased three Ford ambulances with ...


Officials warn of possible ID theft in census count

By Paul Shockley

While recruitment has begun in Grand Junction for the 2010 census, the Better Business Bureau warns of the potential for con artists and identity theft over the coming months. Legitimate census counters will not be asking for Social Security ...


Traffic Alert, Jan. 10, 2010

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: Main Street Uplift: Main Street will be closed between First Street and Fourth Street in the early morning hours of Jan. 11. The milling of the asphalt will begin that ...


Recent fire at well pad worrisome to residents

By Staff

Antero Resources is continuing to investigate the cause of a New Year’s Day fire at a well pad near Silt, as Battlement Mesa residents raise concerns about the potential for such incidents when Antero begins drilling in their ...


More jobs, lower taxes on McInnis’ radar

By Amy Hamilton

Creating more jobs and keeping taxes low were the biggest issues Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis touted during a campaign stop Saturday in Grand Junction. McInnis received endorsements from all three Mesa County ...


Bill would offset future water grabs

By Charles Ashby

A proposal to lessen the effects of water diversions around the state could create a big splash when the Colorado Legislature meets for the 2010 session, which starts next week. A measure is to be introduced that would require water transfers ...


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