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Hotel bookings down 8%, yet Junction officials optimistic about summer travel season

By Carrie Marfitano

The Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau remains upbeat about the summer travel season, despite hotel bookings being down 8 percent so far this year compared to last year. “We’re feeling very, very happy with where this ...

Biplane pilot flying torch of era past

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The hum of the Boeing Stearman’s finely tuned Pratt & Whitney engine grows to a ear-rattling roar as the biplane emerges from a dot on the horizon to become a shiny, twin-winged blur swinging out toward the Bookcliffs. The Stearman ...

Sheriff’s Department arrest two Rifle-area brothers

By Carrie Marfitano

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Rifle-area brothers Saturday in conjunction with the shooting on Orchard Mesa that sent two men to St. Mary’s Hospital late Friday. A third suspect remains at large. Joshua Ray ...


Directive takes first steps that will kill general aviation, pilot says

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A pending security directive affecting the people who fly private planes is itself so secret that the people who stand to be most affected have never even seen it. A Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman said in a statement that ...

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After a near fatal explosion in Iraq, Central grad proves he’s headstrong

By Amy Hamilton

It’s best not to tell Robert Jepsen there’s something he can’t do. That just makes the 1995 Central High School graduate more likely to do it. Jepsen, now 32, was 27 when he was an Army Ranger in the Special Forces and ...

Rocky Mountain Health Care’s plans not in jeopardy if bill passes

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Rocky Mountain Health Care’s Medicare plans in western Colorado are in no jeopardy, officials said. A bill by Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo, would allow Rocky Mountain Health Plans to continue operating as it does now, the company ...

GJ unemployment up; down statewide

By Staff

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Grand Junction area jumped from 7.8 percent in March to 8.2 percent in April, according to numbers released Friday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. In April last year, the ...

Deputy Interior secretary confirmed

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Senate has confirmed a top assistant to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar after Republicans lifted a hold they had placed on his nomination over concerns, including Salazar’s handling of a Utah oil and gas lease sale. Sen. Bob ...

Trails Day cleanup planned

By Amy Hamilton

Millions of outdoors lovers celebrate National Trails Day each year across the country, but this will be the first year the event is celebrated locally. People can head to Tabaguache trail head June 6 for a volunteer cleanup of trash and dog ...


Free mobile home: Come get it

By Amy Hamilton

Maybe there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but you can get a free mobile home. After listing a free house on Craigslist for the past two weeks, Amanda Miller of Fruita is running low on time before a trailer on her Mack property ...

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