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Uncompahgre Plateau Project wins hefty grants

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Land managers on the Uncompahgre Plateau got a vote of confidence Tuesday when they learned the U.S. Department of Agriculture would pump nearly $500,000 into their efforts this year and nearly $10 million over the next decade. The ...

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City gets sales tax boost from Cabela’s

By Amy Hamilton

Even before Cabela’s opened at Mesa Mall, 27-year-old George Fry of Fruita dropped $1,200 buying boat equipment at the store. After learning of the store’s late May opening, he ordered equipment to be delivered to the store for him ...

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Girl’s death first fatality at speedway

By Paul Shockley

A hum of go-karts lapping Grand Junction Motor Speedway was replaced with silence Monday as the facility stayed closed, with no firm date to reopen, after the first fatal accident in its 10-year history. “This isn’t what’s ...

Junction’s growth plan catches eye of national panel

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s comprehensive plan, which provides a road map for growth in the Grand Valley, is receiving accolades from the American Planning Association, according to planning officials at Monday’s City Council meeting. The ...

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Cracks spread in new animal shelter

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Less than four months after opening a state-of-the-art, $2 million facility to house stray dogs and cats, Mesa County and the building contractor are trying to figure out how to stem a web of cracks that has spread across the floor of the new ...

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Fruitvale man pleads guilty to menacing

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A Fruitvale man pleaded guilty Monday to one count of felony menacing in a December shooting in which five men were wounded. None of the victims of the shooting attended the hearing, in which Joshua Anton pleaded guilty to a count of menacing ...

Ex-Clinton adviser supports Tipton

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Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District is one of a handful that Republicans need to recapture the U.S. House, political analyst Dick Morris said. Morris, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, is working on the ...

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Rain breaks 109-year-old mark; drains can’t hold it

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Grand Junction beat a 109-year-old record for rainfall Monday with 0.45 inch of rain as of 8 p.m. The previous record for most rain on an Aug. 16 in Grand Junction was set in 1901, when 0.38 inch doused the city. Central Mesa County was ...

Palisade, library district go for $1 million grant

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The town of Palisade and the Mesa County Public Library District have applied for nearly $1 million in state grant funding to continue renovating the former Palisade High School. The money would help pay for a new Palisade branch library, a ...

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Crash driver had suspended license

By Paul Shockley

A suspected drunken driver who crashed his pickup into a Grand Junction home early Sunday, damaging three vehicles at the residence, was driving with a suspended license because of a previous alcohol-related driving offense, according to the ...

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