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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 ...

Carbondale rancher not guilty of arson

By Dennis Webb

Friends and family members of a Carbondale rancher emitted audible sighs of relief Friday after a jury cleared him of criminal charges in connection with a wildfire in which a fisherman was injured and several homes were damaged. After a ...

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Former Junction mayor, businessman remembered as a ‘great negotiator’

By Paul Shockley

When he wasn’t crafting city happenings or plotting his next move in the furniture business, Ray Meacham and those around him were having fun, friends and family said Friday. W.R. Bray, 82, of Grand Junction, remembers a trip he took ...

Clunker program stalls for some dealers

By Staff

CARS, the government’s Cash for Clunkers program, is dead, according to some local new-car dealers. Others are determined to stick with the program until Monday, the official government deadline for the program. “We have already ...

Man sought in burglary, attempted sex assault

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Authorities are looking for a man who slipped inside a Grand Junction house early Friday morning and threatened to sexually assault a woman who had been sleeping inside. The man entered a home in the 500 block of Amy’s Way through a ...

Redlands crash suspect tried to run down cop, affidavit says

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction police officer responding to a domestic dispute in The Ridges subdivision Wednesday night narrowly avoided a collision with a man fleeing in a Jeep Liberty, which at one point was moving “straight toward” the ...

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