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Easter marks reconciliation for more Catholics

By Carrie Marfitano

When Don Mayer was a child, the Catholic church played an essential role in his life. He was an altar boy and a member of the choir. He went to Catholic grade school and then to Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. Then he left the ...


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Access hinders crews as empty house burns

By Staff

A fire destroyed an abandoned house near 24 3/4 and G roads early morning Saturday. Firefighters were dispatched at 12:01 a.m. to 2473 G Road, where they found “an unmaintained, vacant house, fully involved in fire,” the Grand ...


Last-minute tax filers may be fewer in number this year

By Staff

This time last year in the Grand Valley, the energy industry was bustling right along, the housing market was strong and everyone who wanted a job had one. What a difference a year makes. Natural gas companies have laid down drilling rigs ...


BLM floats fee to ride river rapids

By Staff

Floating down the Colorado River is a local tradition. But if a Bureau of Land Management idea holds water, users of the Colorado River in the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area could be paying fees by 2011. The fee could be $3 to $7, ...


Mesa State student killed in SUV crash

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A Mesa State College student was killed and three other Mesa State students were injured Saturday afternoon after the car they were traveling in blew a tire and rolled on Interstate 70 near Gypsum, the Colorado State Patrol said. The driver, ...


Man charged in accidental fire near upscale Redlands homes

By Amy Hamilton

A man who accidentally started a fire in a posh Redlands neighborhood in March has been charged with a misdemeanor for burning woods and prairie land, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department. Firefighters from around the Grand Valley ...


Robber hits laundromat

By Staff

Before opening her laundromat every morning, Carol Carpenter counts the cash. The morning of Good Friday was no different, except she was robbed at gunpoint. Armed with a black, semiautomatic handgun, a man entered the Soap & Suds ...


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Two homes burn in Riverside neighborhood

By Carrie Marfitano

Four people were displaced from their homes Friday night when a fire burned two structures in Grand Junction’s Riverside neighborhood. At approximately 6:30 p.m. the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 829 ...


Sen. Penry says governor forcing budget proposal that could cut higher ed

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Gov. Bill Ritter is pulling the strings in the legislative debate on the proposed $17.9 billion budget, which is predicated on large cuts to higher education, according to state Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction. Ritter’s spokesman, ...


Judge orders waste facility, state to resolve their issues

By Staff

A wastewater disposal facility that has refused to make a full disclosure about a spill that occurred in 2001 has been given yet more time to get its act together. Mesa County Chief District Judge David Bottger, during a hearing Friday, met ...


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