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Public defender to be among tenants in new building near Justice Center

By Carrie Marfitano

The main tenant of a four-story structure being built downtown certainly will be appropriate for a building named the Liberty Center. Two floors of the Liberty Center will be leased by the Grand Junction Public Defender’s Office, which ...

Halliburton Layoffs Dial

At Energy giant Halliburton it’s ‘Not business as usual’

By Staff

For members of one Halliburton work crew, a phone call Wednesday meant come to the office at 32 and D roads Thursday to fill out paperwork. No phone call meant come to work on your normal schedule. It was better to not get the call. Those who ...

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One dead after dump truck runs stop sign, hits vehicle

By Carrie Marfitano

One person is dead after a dump truck ran a stop sign and collided with a Nissan sport utility vehicle at the intersection of 23 and G roads early Thursday evening. The accident happened around 5:15 p.m. The Nissan SUV was northbound on 23 ...

Two Rivers Winery buys Amber Ridge, will double output

By Carrie Marfitano

Two Rivers Winery announced Wednesday it will double its production with the recent purchase of Amber Ridge Winery in Palisade. Production has increased from 2,000 cases when Two Rivers Winery opened in 2000 to 12,000 cases last season. Two ...

Fruita debates rules on heights of ad signs

By Staff

Red balloons floating in the air, usually a sign of a happy occasion, have some Fruita residents disgusted. Recently, the city of Fruita used balloons, floating at 75 and 100 feet in the air, to demonstrate what freestanding signs on poles ...

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County riding rough economic waves

By Staff

As local unemployment climbs, and the number of people applying for food stamps and the number of households immersed in foreclosure continue to rise, the Mesa County Commissioners smiled and tried to put the best face they could on county ...

Council OKs industrial zoning in northwest GJ

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A decision by the Grand Junction City Council Wednesday night boosted the amount of vacant industrial land in the city by about 15 percent, a boon for businesses needing that sort of land to expand or move here. Council members unanimously ...

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CDOT to send $82 million to West Slope projects

By Dave Buchanan

The Western Slope should reap immediate benefits from the state’s $2 billion share of the federal economic stimulus package, according to the state’s top transportation official. Colorado Department of Transportation executive ...

GJ hits 2nd straight record high

By Staff

For the second day in a row, walkers, hikers, bikers, golfers and, in general, warm-weather lovers rejoiced. Wednesday’s high temperature in Grand Junction topped out at 70 degrees, edging a 99-year-old record for March 4 by a single ...

Kiss a Pig 3-4-9

Fundraising reward a squeal for kids

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Students at Dual Immersion Academy made a sooey-t deal with teachers last week. The students were challenged to raise $1,000 in one week by collecting spare change, and the winning classroom would watch its teacher kiss a real pig. As an ...

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