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SEM Asphalt plant 5-7-9

County’s sole supplier of asphalt to close

By Staff

Routine summer maintenance of Mesa County roads may be nixed this year. SEM Group LP, the former parent company of SEM Materials, Mesa County’s sole supplier of asphalt and emulsions for chip sealing roads, is in Chapter 11 ...


Western Slope Republicans frustrated after 2009 Legislature

By Emily Shockley

The 2009 legislative session produced new fees, eliminated some sources of revenue and provided few long-term budget solutions, Western Slope legislators said after adjournment Wednesday. The Legislature increased fees for dairy farmers and ...


Graduation Awards May 10, 2009

By Amy Hamilton

2008–09 Academic Awards Boettcher Scholars: • Kate Dusenbury, Fruita Monument High School • Josh Wilson, Palisade High School National Merit Scholars • Jessica Gillis, Grand Junction High School • Wes ...


Riverfront Trail efforts reinvigorated

By Staff

Since state legislation passed creating a string of state parks along the Colorado River, progress to complete an unimpeded, 28-mile-long trail from the Loma Boat Launch to Palisade’s Riverbend Park has been slow. Some areas are ...


Mesa State to raise tuition by 8.5%

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Mesa State College is hoping a mixture of more students and an 8.5 percent hike in tuition will outweigh reductions in state funding for colleges and universities. The tuition boost still leaves the campus in the middle among comparable ...


Two lost 8-year-old boys spend night in Mesa barn

By Carrie Marfitano

An overnight search-and-rescue mission for two 8-year-old boys in Mesa was called off after the boys were found leaving a barn Saturday morning. The boys wandered away from home Friday night, and when they realized they were lost and ...


Moratorium on building downtown a possibility

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The Grand Junction City Council will consider later this month whether to enact a temporary building moratorium in part of the city’s original square mile. The council was scheduled to make a decision last week but postponed the public ...


Art Corner Davis 5-9-9

Downtown visitors inspect new art sculptures on Main

By Carrie Marfitano

From the abstract to whimsical, 33 new sculptures have been installed downtown on Main Street for the 25th year of Art on the Corner. Program founder Dave Davis has an abstract piece in the exhibit for the first time in several years. ...


Special session looms as lawmakers eye budget, revenue

By Emily Shockley

They adjourned only this past Wednesday, but state legislators might return to the Capitol this summer to trim Colorado’s $17.9 billion budget. House and Senate members could reconvene in July if a June 20 state revenue report shows the ...


Grad Mesa Button 5-8-9

High school, college seniors re-evaluate options

By Amy Hamilton

Their parents didn’t face these challenges. For that matter, their older siblings and friends didn’t. The economic obstacles and uncertainties that surfaced in the past year are new, and this spring’s graduating classes are ...


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