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Pit bull lover will help make breeds’ case at rally against ban in Denver

By Amy Hamilton

There’s no denying that Margaret Csikos of Grand Junction loves her one-and-half-year-old dog, Sophie. The two are inseparable and travel together frequently. But not to Denver. Csikos, an interior designer and a grandmother who enjoys ...

Hotel sites mulled by city

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The economic recession that has plagued the country and western Colorado hasn’t stopped one developer from attempting to add to hotel rooms here. The Grand Junction Planning Commission on Tuesday is expected to approve a preliminary ...

Revenue shortfall brings mosquito spraying to halt

By Staff

The North Fork Mosquito Abatement District in Delta County is halting operations early this year “due to lagging and uncertain property tax collections,” according to a district news release. The district is owed approximately ...


Police, sheriff step up anti-graffiti effort

By Emily Shockley

Will Hertel said he never has spray-painted graffiti. But he spent the last 14 weekends painting over it. Hertel and his crew mates with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department workender program paint over graffiti and gang signs. They ...

Barrett may drill 3,200 wells atop the Roan Plateau

By Dennis Webb

Bill Barrett Corp. plans to drill up to 3,200 wells atop the Roan Plateau, 15 times the projection the Bureau of Land Management used in analyzing the impacts of oil and gas development there. Attorneys for Earthjustice, representing the ...

GJ entrepreneur unveils street-legal electric vehicle

By Emily Shockley

Zarlingo’s Golf Cars owner Larry Zarlingo had 30 people waiting at the door when he opened his Grand Junction showroom for a demonstration July 18. The steady crowd for the rest of the day reaffirmed Zarlingo’s belief that ...

Man will do time for stealing pig statue, appellate court rules

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld the 24-year prison sentence of a Mesa County man for stealing a bronze pig statue from downtown Grand Junction. In a decision announced last week, the appellate court said the sentence handed down in ...

Searching for the sweet smell of success Growers form association so they can explore commercial pos

By Emily Shockley

Behind Paola Legarre’s East Orchard Mesa home, past the greenhouse and the organically grown cherry trees, grow 2,000 sweet-smelling lavender bushes organized in neat rows. Legarre has 25 varieties of the plant with blueish-purple ...


Houses are 20% to 30% off what they were last year,  real estate broker says

By Melinda Mawdsley

Thanks to low interest rates, a 2009 tax credit and a market catered to them, first-time homebuyers are driving the local real estate market for the first time in at least two decades, local real estate agents said. Many of those buyers are ...

Meeker rancher, 88, exonerated in ’69 death

By Tim Harty

A Mesa County jury Friday night found 88-year-old Meeker sheep rancher Nick Theos not liable on all three claims in a wrongful death lawsuit that was brought against him by the son of Meeker salesman Jim Robinson, who died nearly 40 years ...

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