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Young widow with two children plans to take control of her life with college

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Lisa DeSpain was on her own when she was 15 and living in Meeker, working at several restaurant jobs and taking classes. Soon after graduating from Meeker High School, she moved to Grand Junction and went to work at a restaurant and her life ...

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Cattleman raises prize-winning Herefords

By Staff

Doug Hall of rural Fruita is a master cattleman. Hall was recently honored by the American Hereford Association, with four of his cows earning the Dams of Distinction Award. The awards are issued every year and recognize the best of the ...

Crash near Olathe kills 10-year-old

By Staff

Alcohol may have been a factor in a two-vehicle crash near Olathe that killed a 10-year-old child Sunday afternoon, according to Colorado State Patrol dispatch. Two additional children were airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital, and three ...

Reconsideration of lease adjustments is sign of oil-shale shift

By Dennis Webb

The federal government has been given extra time to respond to lawsuits challenging Bush-era oil shale decisions, amid increasing signs of a shift in thinking on the issue under the Obama administration. In the latest sign of change, the ...


Trees to fall on Main Street because roots aren’t so sound

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The allure of downtown Grand Junction is found when you look down at that frosty beer brewed right here or the glass of wine made with local grapes. Or when you look straight ahead at that funky piece of art. It’s also found when you ...

GJ women die in I-70 wreck on east plains

By Staff

Two Grand Junction women died in a four-vehicle crash during a blizzard on Interstate 70 near Limon on Saturday night, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Ginger M. Gillespie, 48, and Lois A. Kelton, 77, died when the blue 2004 Jeep ...

Ballyhooed uranium mine now sits silent

By Staff

The Whirlwind Mine in Gateway, once hailed as a rich source of uranium in a resurgent market, has been sitting idle since the economy plummeted. Owned by Energy Fuels Inc. of Canada, the Whirlwind Mine produced tons of uranium in the 1950s. ...

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Cell phones a lifeline for the homeless

By Amy Hamilton

Mary Jane Sanchez would be lost without her cell phone. The homeless Grand Junction woman uses the Verizon cell phone she received from her 27-year-old son at Christmas to talk to him often, after 9 p.m., when her minutes are free. ...

Club 20: Quote Rail April 05, 2009

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• “We Will Trade Ritter to the Bears.” — a sign held by a picketer at Club 20 meeting • “If we oppose tax increases, who’s going to pay for those big jets and huge bonuses?” — ...

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Club 20: U.S. should add nuclear power to energy portfolio, Salazar says

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The federal stimulus package pumped about 300,000 jobs into the national economy in the first quarter of the year, lessening the blow of the nation’s worst recession in seven decades, U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., said ...

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