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Idea to turn off some streetlamps not so bright after all

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city officials thought they had a bright idea about how to save money: turn off some of the city’s approximately 5,000 streetlights. The provider and servicer of the city’s streetlights, however, said it’s not ...

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Group on lookout for pot use by youth

By Amy Hamilton

A local group working to prevent marijuana use by children has a recommendation for parents who suspect their children are using pot: Don’t dismiss the thought or minimize it. “We want to educate kids and parents. That’s ...

Honors earned at History Day contest

By Staff

Middle school and high school students competed Saturday in a regional Colorado History Day contest at Mesa State College. The competition involved students presenting papers, exhibits, websites and skits about historical figures and events. ...

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Happy feet dance their way to fame

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The girls on the Spirit Express dance team reacted like anyone would after hearing the announcement they had won the national championship: They jumped up and down. Only they were really coordinated about it. “Actually I was ...

Expect a dumping—liquid or frozen—early this week

By Rachel Sauer

Pity the poor crocuses, their bright, hopeful little faces emerging just this week from the dingy clutter of winter gardens. Is there anything friendlier than those brilliant bursts of purple and orange and yellow, the cheeriest harbingers of ...

Bennet hails deal to end U.S.-Mexico trucking flap

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., welcomed the announcement that the United States and Mexico found a way to resolve a dispute about trucking between the countries. Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, though, said he will fight any such agreement ...

Former massage parlor on block

By Paul Shockley

Federal authorities in Grand Junction will auction the remnants of a former prostitution business next month. The U.S. Department of Treasury on Friday issued formal notice of the auction, which will start at noon April 14 at the former Fuji ...

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Author reflects on self-identity

By Rachel Sauer

There are a lot of questions to ask about a book that opens with a severed hand on ice and ends with the timeless meditation, “Are we not all of us spirits?” But first, the nitty gritty: Dan Chaon, did you even like any character ...

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Compressed natural gas station a link between Denver, Salt Lake

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Jay Valentine wasn’t sure what kind of response he’d garner by hanging a sign with his office number on the still-under-construction compressed natural gas station in Grand Junction a couple of months ago. Judging by the phone ...

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Going natural, in the face of rising gas prices

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The surge of gasoline prices above the $3-a-gallon barrier not only revives the grumbling by motorists as they swipe their credit card at the filling station. It also renews calls for boosting use of alternative fuels such as compressed ...

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