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Gun Auction Martin 12-20-8

Two hundred turn out for auction of firearms

By Staff

It was standing room only Saturday at Bill Martin’s estate auction, where he parted with about 150 guns from his family’s private collection. The auction was at the old Dale Broome’s RV Center building on the Interstate 70 ...


GJ jobless rate inches higher, still low for state

By Staff

November unemployment in Grand Junction increased from 4.0 percent to 4.3 percent, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. While the rate is inching up, it’s still among the lowest unemployment figures in the ...

Sales tax collections to exceed last year

By Staff

Christmas is shaping up to be merrier for Western Slope retailers than their counterparts around the state. Grand Junction’s sales tax collections are on track to exceed last year’s despite an adjustment from beginning-of-the-year ...

Brothers get 20 to 40 years in killing that sparked hike

By Amy Hamilton

Two Pennsylvania brothers, who were convicted of killing a sophomore at the state’s Kutztown University in 2007, were sentenced Friday to 20 to 40 years in prison, according to the Reading Eagle newspaper. The victim, Kyle Quinn, was ...

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Fire destroys 20 boats at Lake Powell

By Amy Hamilton

Some local residents may have lost houseboats moored at Lake Powell after a fire consumed at least 20 vessels late Thursday, according to the National Park Service. Flames seen shooting from covered slips in the remote Halls Crossing Marina ...

RENT ME 12-20

In savings bid, county may rent vehicles for travel

By Staff

Mesa County is looking to roll on rented wheels. A proposal that will be before the Mesa County Commission Monday aims to have employees regularly rent vehicles from Thrifty Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car instead of using one of the 10 ...

Buescher tabbed for secretary of state

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Gov. Bill Ritter’s appointment Friday of state Rep. Bernie Buescher, D-Grand Junction, as secretary of state was hailed by lawmakers, elections officials and observers as a move that will boost the Western Slope’s standing in state ...

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HAPPY: Afghan girl’s skull rebuilt by U.S. medic in dusty building

By Melinda Mawdsley

Melanie Pratt is not angry that her father gave away her Happy. When Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt was deployed to Afghanistan nearly four months ago, he promised to bring Happy the teddy bear back home to Melanie, his eldest. Plans changed. On ...

Western Colorado Congress booted out of Chamber

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The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has terminated Western Colorado Congress’ membership in the chamber, alleging the conservation group falsely indicated that the chamber supported new rules for oil and gas development. Chamber ...

Man, 20, turns self in, accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend’s new beau

By Amy Hamilton

A Grand Junction man wanted on suspicion of stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend early Thursday morning turned himself in to authorities later that day. Police were seeking 20-year-old Forrest Brandon Burns on suspicion he stabbed ...

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