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040110 SALES TAX

Tax revenue still in free fall

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Coming off a year in which they experienced the greatest drop in revenue since the oil-shale bust of the early 1980s, Grand Valley governments are paying close attention to what shoppers are spending, knowing those dollars can make or break ...

Local Briefs, April 2, 2010

By Staff

Botanical Gardens cancels egg hunt The Easter Egg Scramble scheduled for Saturday at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens has been cancelled because of the road construction and road closures near the area. Instead, event organizers will ...

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Stone marker memorializes Buddy the dog

By Amy Hamilton

The life of Buddy the dog was cut short by a wicked turn of events, but the memory of the Catahoula leopard dog and awareness for abused pets will endure, thanks to a memorial marker erected Thursday at the entrance of the Roice-Hurst Humane ...

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Woman pleads not guilty in theft of dragged dog

By Paul Shockley

A woman accused of stealing a dog that her brother has been accused of killing on Colorado National Monument pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Melissa Lockhart, 32, who is charged with felony theft, entered the plea in Delta County Combined ...

County unveils stimulus plan

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Mesa County is considering entering into a financing agreement that would allow it to sink $17.5 million into a variety of fast-tracked capital projects. County commissioners are expected to decide Monday whether to approve the agreement, ...


Man with handgun robs pharmacy of prescription drugs

By Melinda Mawdsley

A man wearing an orange wig and holding a handgun robbed a Fruitvale pharmacy of prescription drugs Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident at Rite Aid, 2992 F Road, Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras ...

Ex-GJ police chief Gardner in running for Montana job

By Paul Shockley

Eight months removed from his surprise resignation from the Grand Junction Police Department, former police chief Bill Gardner is in the running for the same job in Montana. Karen Semerau, executive assistant to the city manager’s ...

ShareFest service project applications due Sunday

By Staff

Easter Sunday marks the deadline for people to submit projects that require no materials for the ShareFest service-project weekend. Projects such as yard work, hooking up evaporative coolers, trash removal, painting and cleanup are services ...

Budget cuts force office closures

By Staff

Several state offices will be closed Friday because of mandatory, unpaid furloughs for government workers. Those closures will include driver’s license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records ...

Mesa County Democrats’ assembly set for weekend

By Staff

The Mesa County Democratic Party Assembly will take place at Central High School, 550 Warrior Way, on Saturday. The assembly, the second phase in the state’s caucus process, will choose delegates for the state party convention in ...

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