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Winefest a foot-stomping good time

By Emily Shockley

“Slippery,” “squishy” and “juicy” are the words Barbara Magill and Joanne Peterson used to describe the sensation of stomping grapes. The pair stepped in wooden buckets filled with green grapes Saturday ...

Burglars break into churches

By Emily Shockley

A wedding party found an unpleasant surprise Saturday morning when they opened the doors of Unity Church, 3205 N. 12th St. The night before, vandals broke into the church, along with nearby Lighthouse Christian Center, 3506 N. 12th St. Grand ...

Rangely couple’s son suspected of sexual abuse

By Dennis Webb

A Rangely-area man who earlier this week killed his wife and then himself had just found out his son had been arrested in Utah on suspicion of sexual abuse of a child. Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Michael Joos on Wednesday said that Carlos ...

Public employees meet to discuss questions about pension plan

By Melinda Mawdsley

Faced with uncertainties about the future of their pension funds, hundreds of former and current state employees, school teachers and local government workers packed a hotel conference room Tuesday night for a meeting about the financial ...

Jobless rate in Junction finally falls

By Emily Shockley

Last month, Grand Junction experienced its first decline in unemployment all year. Local unemployment dipped from 9.1 percent in July to 8.7 percent in August, according to seasonally adjusted statistics from the Colorado Department of Labor ...

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Some residents don’t appreciate being mooned by new artwork

By Amy Hamilton

The town of Silt has become the butt of jokes in recent weeks all because a new sculpture at the town’s entrance depicts a rock climber’s bare bum. After the sculpture’s unveiling in late August — a rendition of large ...

EnCana VP: Natural gas cars could save prices

By Emily Shockley

Natural gas-fueled cars may resuscitate wilting gas prices, said Don McClure, vice president of government and stakeholder relations and legal for EnCana Oil and Gas USA. Europe and Asia have led the way in natural gas-run vehicle purchases. ...

Two Romanian officers come to Palisade as part of exchange program

By Staff

Two Romanian police officers are training in the Grand Valley for two weeks through a cultural and educational international exchange program. Catalina Iacob, 24, along with fellow agent, Dana Moisa, 31, are members of the Romanian national ...

Interior official: Dry climate puts pressure on river

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Population growth, drought, changing environmental needs and climate change are posing new issues in managing the Colorado River Basin. To deal with them, the U.S. Department of the Interior is conducting a water-supply and demand study of ...

DUI checkpoints up for Winefest

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado State Patrol today will be heading up a series of drunken-driver checkpoints around Palisade with an eye on Colorado Mountain Winefest. The checkpoints will be moving “two to three times” in the Palisade area from ...

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