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City moves ahead with baseball negotiations

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Baseball fans will have to wait a little longer to find out if professional baseball is in Grand Junction’s future. After meeting in executive session for more than an hour Wednesday evening, the Grand Junction City Council scheduled a ...

Boys found in Arizona after joyride

By William Woody

Two boys who had been missing since Sunday were found in Phoenix, about 500 miles from their Telluride homes, and were in the custody of police as of Wednesday afternoon. The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Department received confirmation ...

Obama administration to accelerate review of power line project

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The Obama administration is ordering seven proposed power lines, including one that could cut across northwest Colorado, to be fast-tracked. The TransWest Express transmission line would carry wind-generated power from Wyoming west and then ...

Student count renews budget concerns

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After initially appearing flat, enrollment in District 51 schools has taken a triple-digit dive. The district counted 22,056 students on Sept. 23, 161 fewer students than the district counted during a corresponding day in September 2010. The ...

Two men plan Wall Street-style protest in Grand Junction

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Protesters are preparing to occupy downtown Grand Junction, possibly on the plaza around the chrome buffalo in front of the Wells Fargo bank on Main Street, in a demonstration patterned after similar actions in New York City. Occupy Grand ...

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Semi runs into creek near Fruita

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Traffic was rerouted for six hours Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 70 west of Grand Junction after a tractor-trailer struck a construction abutment and careened into a stream just upstream from the Colorado River. The crash occurred in the ...

GarCo aims to slice $7M from budget

By Dennis Webb

A 2012 Garfield County budget proposal contains $7 million more in spending than in revenues, and county commissioners are looking for areas to save money and achieve a balanced budget. “At least from this commissioner, we need to come ...

Green River nuclear plant tough sell in Moab

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MOAB, Utah – More than two dozen people Tuesday lambasted plans for a nuclear power plant some 50 miles north of one of Utah’s best-known playgrounds. The Grand County Council hosted a presentation by Blue Castle Holdings, which ...


Accident victim won’t live, judge told

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Tearful relatives of a Grand Junction woman who was run down by an SUV while on a walk told a judge Tuesday that although they are praying for a miracle, the woman is in a coma and they don’t expect her to survive. “The charges ...


2 Telluride boys disappear

By William Woody

San Miguel Sheriff’s Department deputies continued their ground and air search Tuesday for two missing boys and the white pickup they were last seen with Sunday. Anyone with information about Christopher Ihinger, 12, and Danny Eberly, ...

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