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Where the kill logs go

Where the kill trees go

By William Woody

Trees from around Colorado killed by the pine beetle infestation are processed into a variety of wood products.  ...


Juice bar a real-world experience for students

By Emily Shockley

Students get a paycheck and life experience by working at Juice Junction in the Mesa State College Maverick Center. The 15 students employed at the juice bar not only serve the smoothies, Clif bars, bagels and breakfast burritos sold at the ...

Mixed verdict in Eddy sex assault trial

By Paul Shockley

The jury in the child-sex-assault trial of 68-year-old Rodney Eddy resolved half of the case, acquitting him on 17 counts Friday. The seven-man, five-woman jury, however, was deadlocked and didn’t deliver a verdict on the most serious ...

Feds: Loss topped $21K in robberies of local banks

By Paul Shockley

A Las Vegas man faces up to 75 years in prison for the armed robberies of three banks last year, including a pair of Grand Junction banks. Douglas Edward James, 25, pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Denver to three counts of ...

Civility of energy debate in question

By Dennis Webb

Energy companies are questioning the objectivity of Garfield County’s oil and gas liaison and the worth of continuing county Energy Advisory Board meetings, where the industry says it is subject to “vicious attacks.” County ...

Nightclub opens after state seizure over taxes

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction nightclub is open for business again after paying more than $11,000 in back taxes. Colorado Department of Revenue spokesman Mark Couch said the ownership of Axis Nightclub, 2993 North Ave., on Wednesday paid $11,782, which ...

Gun sales slow with economy

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Guns are a red-hot item in Grand Junction, but it wasn’t long ago that firearms sales were white-hot. Retailers in Mesa County said they’re seeing a slowdown similar to one reflected in statewide numbers of Instachecks reported by ...

Local briefs, Feb. 20, 2010

By Staff

Free screening set for ‘The Eyes of Me’ The free preview screening of “The Eyes of Me,” the February film presented as part of a monthly Community Cinema program, will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dinosaur Journey ...

On Monday, firearms will be legal on monument

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New rules that go into effect Monday at Colorado National Monument will allow visitors to carry firearms on its trails and overlooks for the first time in 94 years. The change is the result of a new law passed by Congress in May that ended ...

Local taxation on candy, soft drinks improbable

By Emily Shockley

A bill on Gov. Bill Ritter’s desk would levy a state sales tax on candy and soft drinks, but local governments don’t appear likely to follow suit in Grand Junction. Every $10 package of sugary drinks or package of sweets purchased ...

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