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Mine jobs driving effort for roadless-area deal

By Dennis Webb

A resolution may be imminent to help allow for expanded coal mining in western Colorado’s North Fork Valley. Representatives for the state Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., say they hope to hear from ...

3 hurt in crash near Silt

By Dennis Webb

Three people were injured Sunday in a two-car collision north of Silt. One person was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after the minivan the person was driving was struck on its driver’s side by a Ford Bronco II ...

Palisade looking to replace aging, too-small water lines

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Three years after completing construction on a new $6 million water treatment plant, Palisade is turning its attention to gradually replacing the pipes that carry that water through town. Town Public Works Director Frank Watt estimates ...

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Woman arrested at Clifton bar; drug use alleged

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A Grand Junction woman was arrested early Sunday morning on allegations she injected possessed Ecstasy at a Clifton bar. Dominicques Deon Smith, 21, 585 25 1/2 Road, No. 168, was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of possession of a ...

Whitewater woman objects to mammogram required to upgrade insurance policy

By Amy Hamilton

Whitewater resident N.J. Fulmer doesn’t have a history of breast cancer in her family. The longtime member of Rocky Mountain Health Plans was offered the opportunity to upgrade her policy and enjoy lower premiums. While Fulmer would ...

Some say plan has zoning, projection flaws

By Emily Shockley

Not everyone’s a fan of the comprehensive plan that will be presented to the Grand Junction City Council for a vote Wednesday, including at least one of the city’s own. City Council member Bill Pitts still is mulling over how he ...

Tempers flare as tax bills advance

By Charles Ashby

Nine bills that suspend or eliminate tax exemptions on such things as candy and computers likely will land on Gov. Bill Ritter’s desk this week. Removal of the exemptions are part of an overall plan pushed by Ritter to balance not only ...

City Council considers comprehensive plan

By Emily Shockley

As the development applications rolled in and the growth plan amendments stacked up, Grand Junction City Council members realized it was time for a new plan. The plan would push away the zoning-centric growth plan and combine ideas for trail ...

Plan outline takes many aspects into account

By Emily Shockley

The comprehensive plan that the Grand Junction City Council will review Wednesday isn’t like any other plan in the city’s history because it focuses on more than just infrastructure, transportation or zoning. It takes them all into ...


Teen recovering in Denver after 2nd heart transplant

By Paul Shockley

Jenna Fisher got a new heart for Valentine’s Day in Denver. Back home, close family friends of the Mesa State College freshman, along with strangers, gathered Saturday morning to celebrate and raise money. “She got up (Friday) ...

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