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Blue Band program celebrates 1 year

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It has been one year since the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce first asked local consumers to think blue. Participants in the Chamber’s Blue Band/Buy Local campaign celebrated the one year anniversary of the campaign Thursday by ...

Residents warned to stay away from rivers

By Amy Hamilton

It’s going to get hot, and with it, the temptations will increase to cool off in the river. Unless you’re an experienced rafter, though, don’t plan a float trip down local rivers in the near future, the Mesa County ...

Powderhorn Ski Resort to be sold

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Powderhorn Ski Resort will have a new owner by the time skiers hit the slopes again this winter. The 48338 Powderhorn Road property on Grand Mesa will be auctioned Aug. 4 at the resort. A time for the auction has not yet been ...

Homicide victim ‘well-liked’ at homeless facility

By Paul Shockley

An occasional visitor at a downtown Grand Junction homeless facility, the man whose body was found Friday at a transient camp was well-liked by guests and staff at the Catholic Outreach Day Center, the facility’s director said. Richard ...

Rezoning denied for homes engulfed by Mesa State campus

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members supported future expansion of Mesa State College when they decided Wednesday night not to allow rezoning of two homes nearly surrounded by campus facilities. Owners Clark and Phyllis Carroll, who own 1220 ...

Feds abandon wilderness plan

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A proposal to identify lands that might qualify for wilderness designations is on hold, a casualty of the U.S. House budget cuts. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that one of the agencies under his control, the Bureau of Land ...

Souvenir time?  ‘Mesa State’ gear marked down before name change

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Every Mesa State College shirt, water bottle, cap, blanket and dog dish in the College Bookstore is the last of its kind. The bookstore stopped ordering Mesa State merchandise in anticipation of Gov. John Hickenlooper signing a bill Monday ...

Anzelmo to retire on July 1

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Efforts to upgrade Colorado National Monument to a national park will go forward without Superintendent Joan Anzelmo, who will retire July 1. Anzelmo announced her retirement Wednesday, marking the end of a 35-year career in the National Park ...

Conservative alliance to host Colorado secretary of state for meeting tonight

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Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler will speak tonight to the Western Slope Conservative Alliance. Gessler made headlines on several fronts since taking office in January, including his decision, which he later withdrew, to continue ...

Montrose festival goes on as costs, fees increase

By William Woody

MONTROSE — It is costing organizers 10 times more to put on the weekly event, and vendors will pay higher fees to be part of the festivities, but Main in Motion begins its 10th season in downtown Montrose this evening. Despite the ...

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