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Local Red Cross plans phone-a-thon for disaster relief

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Red Cross volunteers in Grand Junction will conduct a “phone-a-thon” Saturday for Haiti disaster relief. Volunteers will take phone calls at 242-4851 from donors, as well as meet with people to discuss the relief efforts in the ...

Woman arrested in alleged $25,000 workers’ compensation fraud

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction woman collected more than $25,000 in workers’ compensation payouts after making alleged fraudulent claims about how she hurt her ankle, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Michelle McKee, 42, was ordered held ...

Survey stirs debate over treatment of foreign sheepherders

By Staff

When Ignacio Alvarado came from Chile to western Colorado to herd sheep, he encountered conditions he describes as “malas, malas.” Alvarado experienced bad living conditions, bad food, and bad treatment at the hands of his ...

Aspen-based Haitian charity uncertain about its losses

By Staff

An Aspen-based Haitian charity is working to determine how it might help the country in the aftermath of Tuesday’s earthquake even as it struggles to assess its own losses from the disaster. Aspen attorney Joe Krabacher, co-founder of ...

New air quality standards could have costly impact on businesses

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Businesses in the Grand Valley will find themselves dealing with more regulation and possibly buying new emissions-control equipment if Mesa County’s air quality falls below new standards in coming years. The U.S. Environmental ...

Local Briefs, Jan. 17, 2010

By Staff

Students receive grants, honors, degrees Area students have been honored recently: Chapter N, P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) announced that Jacquelyn Ann Fry was awarded a $3,000 Program for Continuing Education grant. Fry ...

Grand Junction experiences highest job loss per capita than any other city

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction lost a greater percentage of employees than any other metropolitan area in the United States between November 2008 and November 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The city lost 5,300 employees ...

Laramie plans 95-well plan near Rifle

By Staff

Laramie Energy II has proposed a drilling plan for up to 95 wells about nine miles south of Rifle over the next five or six years. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting public comments on the plan. The wells would be developed from ...

Body found on Orchard Mesa

By Emily Shockley

The body of a 20-year-old man was discovered Saturday morning outside the office of Monument Ridge Town Homes at 2680 B 1/2 Road and is being investigated as a suspicious death. A couple people living in the town homes discovered the body and ...

Official reading at Weather Service ends 22 straight days of below freezing temps

By Amy Hamilton

There was a brief heat wave Friday. Did you feel it? After 22 straight days in which the mercury failed to climb above 32 degrees, the temperature in Grand Junction edged above freezing Friday, hitting 34 degrees at 1:32 p.m., according to ...

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