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‘Bargains to be had,’ says local housing expert

By Staff

The affordability index for housing has improved for the first time in six years in Mesa County, said Bob Reece, president of Advanced Title Technology. The index factors personal income, housing costs and interest rates, Reece explained in ...


Mesa State trustees warned to brace for deep, painful cuts

By Staff

DENVER — The message Wednesday to the Mesa State College Board of Trustees was clear and gloomy: Budget cuts are coming, and they will be painful. Gov. Bill Ritter recommended last Friday that Mesa State’s funding be cut by ...


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Pyramids expert takes crack at Grand Mesa find

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It could be that the floor that was found nearly a century ago on the north side of Grand Mesa could have something in common with the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Chunks of sandstone from the floor, which was excavated by the Western ...


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Capsule sealed and delivered to the future

By Staff

Mesa County Facilities and Parks employees Ken Morrell and Bill Carmosino struggled a little to lift the 4-foot-high, 60-pound cylinder and slide it into a hole under the stairs of the Old Mesa County Courthouse, on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


Elkhorn Construction worker’s leg crushed

By Staff

An employee of a Chevron subcontractor, Elkhorn Construction, had one of his legs crushed Wednesday morning while working on a job in the Piceance Basin. The accident happened just before 8 a.m. in Garfield County, about 12 miles north of De ...


Obama service initiative already bearing local fruit

By Staff

When President Barack Obama took the oath of office Tuesday, “Organizing for America” became official. Mesa County, however, benefitted several days earlier when the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 2121 North Ave., became ...


Crash victim struck after leaving vehicle

By Amy Hamilton

The seven-vehicle crash that closed westbound Interstate 70 for seven hours Tuesday night east of Palisade was touched off by the only person killed, according to the Colorado State Patrol. Efrain Holguin-Cervantes, 43, of Rifle, died from ...


Strip-club issue goes back to board

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Try yet again. That was the message the Grand Junction City Council sent Wednesday night to the Planning Commission, voting 4-2 to uphold an appeal of the board’s denial of a conditional-use permit that would allow a proposed strip ...


Van plunges off road at monument, stops on cliff

By Staff

A 34-year-old man drove off a cliff at Colorado National Monument and survived Wednesday night. His van careened 120 feet into Red Canyon onto a rock overhang about six miles from the east entrance. Officials at the scene said if the van had ...


Revelers thrilled to ring in new era at long-awaited celebration

By Amy Hamilton

Marshall Martin had been looking forward to Tuesday’s night Barack Obama inauguration party for a long time. It’s pretty safe to say that the more than 100 people who filled the Mesa Theater to celebrate the swearing-in of the ...


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