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Bus driver suspended for making stop at liquor store

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A First Student bus driver who stopped on his way out of Grand Junction for a bottle of liquor while students waited inside the bus has been suspended pending termination. The driver, who wasn’t identified, is not from Grand Junction, ...

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Strip club brings slow business for cops

By Paul Shockley

During the at-times heated debate over the return of live adult entertainment to Grand Junction, Kevin Eardley kept cool when opponents decried his venture as a ready magnet for crime. Among a host of projected problems, critics envisioned a ...

County makes interim county administrator job offer

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Mesa County commissioners will offer the interim county administrator job to former Department of Human Services Director Tom Papin, banking on someone who is familiar with the community but far enough removed from it to stand up to the ...

GarCo cool to more controls on gas drilling

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners appear to remain unreceptive to some Battlement Mesa residents’ calls for the county to impose greater local control over proposed natural gas development in that ...

Udall upset by tenative tax plan

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A tentative deal reached by President Obama and Senate Republicans to extend the Bush tax cuts for all taxpayers and extend unemployment benefits has one Colorado senator fuming. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said his first response to the deal ...

State may eye tax dollars, higher park fees

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Don’t be surprised if the Colorado Legislature tries to dip even deeper into severance tax dollars to balance next year’s budget and raises fees at the state’s parks, Western Slope lawmakers said Tuesday. Sen. ...

Centennial Band Christmas show Thursday

By Melinda Mawdsley

Those in the holiday spirit may want to catch an upcoming show at Avalon Theatre. The Centennial Band’s annual Christmas Concert is 7:30 p.m., Thursday at the Avalon, 645 Main St. Tickets are $5. This year’s show has a few twists ...

Official ties economic recovery on West Slope to natural gas costs

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Western Slope economy isn’t likely to rebound fully until national commodity prices for such things as natural gas return to prerecession levels, according to a University of Colorado economic forecast released this ...

Conference to give better look at D.C.

By Staff

Colorado residents who want to know more about the ways of Washington, D.C., can apply for the 2011 Colorado Capitol Conference, sponsored by Mesa State College and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo. The conference, which traditionally has been ...


Lions each get $100 bill for random act of kindness

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Members of the Grand Junction Lions Club were each handed a $100 bill Tuesday with instructions to use the money on some sort of random act of kindness this holiday season. Some pooled their money with other members and made large donations ...

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