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County, city spend $2 million to clear path for 29 Road work

By Staff

Not one dozer blade has broken ground for the 29 Road extension project from D Road north to the Interstate 70 Business Loop, and already the county has doled out $1,052,332 and the city of Grand Junction $997,224 to land owners. The money ...


Sun Biz: Guardian ProStar, a Grand Junction-based company aims to help find underground utilities

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Putting together a million-piece jigsaw puzzle is nothing compared to the job that awaits the federal and state governments, to say nothing of large contractors and excavators. The job is making sense of a labyrinth of more than 30 million ...


Prison2 Mom 2-6-9

Helen Taylor and her daughters are picking up their lives two years after meth bust

By Amy Hamilton

In the two years that Helen Taylor bounced through the state’s prison system, working off a sentence for a gnawing methamphetamine addiction, her two teenage daughters were left behind to fend for themselves. Taylor, 51, missed out on ...


021409 8a Rally

Local Republicans rally at the old county courthouse, to ask President Obama to veto economic stim

By Staff

Local Republicans rallied on the steps of the old county courthouse Saturday morning, in an admittedly futile gesture, to ask that President Barack Obama veto his own economic stimulus package. Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland said ...


Nominations sought for Real Heroes awards

By Carrie Marfitano

Western Coloradans are invited to tell the Red Cross about someone who may have saved lives or helped others selflessly during 2008. The American Red Cross is accepting nominations until Feb. 27 for the third annual Real Heroes ...


Briefs: Local News February 14, 2009

By Staff

Bennet GJ meeting Monday •  Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will meet with community leaders and residents from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Museum of the West. Bennet originally had scheduled the meeting Tuesday but rescheduled ...


Snow W 2-13-9

Pacific storm systems to send more rain,  snow into Grand Valley

By Staff

For drivers hoping Friday’s snowfall that snarled morning traffic is the last of powdery white stuff for now, you’re likely headed for disappointment. For skiers and boarders looking for a little more powder on the Powderhorn Ski ...


Sexually violent predator changing address in GJ

By Staff

A sexually violent predator that a local judge once dubbed a “hunter of teenage girls” is changing his address, the Grand Junction Police Department announced Friday afternoon. Thrice-convicted sex offender Carl Vincent Avery, 44, ...


Man sues two nursing homes over his mother’s care

By Dennis Webb

Two Garfield County nursing homes have been sued over claims of inadequate care of a woman in the months prior to her death in 2005. Randy Sawyer filed the suit on behalf of the estate of his mother, Audrey Knutson, who died on Nov. 2, 2005, ...


Ex-wife accused of hiding kidnapper’s prior sexual abuse

By Amy Hamilton

At least two years before a Mesa County man kidnapped a 9-year-old girl and threatened to kill her, police allege the man’s ex-wife had known he had sexually molested another girl and tried to keep the information from authorities. Amy ...


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