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Renovation of visitor center paying immediate dividends, staffers say

By Staff

Everything’s new at the Grand Junction Visitor Center, which reopened last week after a week-long closure for renovation. Much of the $80,000 renovation to the building at 740 Horizon Drive is kid-friendly, making the center a welcoming ...

Charter school cuts high-school grades

By Carrie Marfitano

Independence Academy will reduce its grade-level offerings to kindergarten through eighth grade beginning next year. The School District 51 Board of Education voted during a February meeting to scale back the charter school’s grade ...

Tax change would drain away energy investment, industry says

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Proposed changes to how investments in energy companies are taxed could deal a serious blow to the industry and set back efforts toward energy independence, say industry officials and others. One change involves how investors write off ...

Boy taken to hospital after fight in Fruita

By Staff

One boy was taken to a hospital after being cut in a fight by another boy during a fight Friday night in downtown Fruita, police said. Officers had detained an alleged suspect and were questioning him about the incident that occurred at ...


Junction soldier honored for bravery

By Amy Hamilton

Brett Krueger has a knack for walking on the wild side. So it was not particularly surprising to his family that the 2002 Central High School graduate, now a U.S. Army Ranger, was the squad leader who helped bring down a senior al-Qaida ...

Fatal crash victim, 49, was local businessman

By Amy Hamilton

Quentin O. Spendrup loved anything space-related, so his wife, Mary, planned a 50th birthday surprise trip to Orlando, Fla., to visit the Kennedy Space Center. But the life of Quentin O. Spendrup, 49, “a compassionate man with a heart ...

Mining firm must identify contaminants in 20 days

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A Montrose company was ordered this week to determine what types and quantities of contamination are present at its recycling facility. Montrose District Judge Jeff B. Herron ordered the Elizabeth Mining and Development Co. to identify ...

Planning process improves, but problems still exist

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A three-year study of Grand Junction’s planning process has found that developers’ perceptions improved over time but that concerns identified early on — including the length of time the process takes, difficulty with ...

Legislator plans bill to base tax on mileage

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A proposal to tax Colorado drivers for the number of miles they drive is getting back on track in the Colorado Legislature. State Sen. Suzanne Williams, D-Aurora, plans to introduce a late bill in the session that would test a mileage-based ...

Panel approves most new rules on oil and gas

By Dennis Webb

A legislative panel Friday night approved the bulk of a package of new Colorado oil and gas rules, rebuffing attempts to remove provisions some lawmakers criticized as overreaching and contrary to legislative intent. The joint Committee on ...

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