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State law hampers aid for low-income people, county officials say

By Staff

The director of the Mesa County Human Services Department says a bill passed by the Legislature in 2008 is “foolish.” The act required counties to spend down their Temporary Assistance for Needy Families reserve funds to 70 ...

Science center founder takes show on the roadBy EMILY ANDERSON Emily.Anderson@gjsentinel.com John M

By Emily Shockley

John McConnell has helped children from the Grand Valley and across the Western Slope discover the wonders of science. Now he plans to spread the message to classrooms across the state and farther. The founder of the Western Colorado Math ...


Grand Junction entrepreneur plans to make singer a star

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If Barack Obama can be the first black president of the United States, Leslie Christian reasons, then it’s about time a black woman hits the top of the country music charts. And she’s the singer to do it. Just ask her. Christian ...

Housing funds short for renters

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Dozens of Grand Valley families who rely on federal assistance to help pay their rent could potentially find themselves homeless unless the Grand Junction Housing Authority receives a boost in funding next year. A decline this year in ...

Threatened cactus disappears from county construction site

By Staff

During the construction of a county road in Whitewater two threatened Colorado hookless cactus, which are found nowhere else in the world except here in northwestern Colorado, vanished overnight, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...

Bikini-clad women help owner break ground for strip club

By Staff

A little after 2 p.m. Sunday, before a small gathering of friends and local media, Kevin Eardley, 36, hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for his strip club at the corner of G Road and Colex Drive. “A boy and a dream, I guess,” ...

Crash sends 3 to hospital; driver walks from scene

By Staff

The driver of a Buick sedan that ran a stop sign and caused an accident at 14th and Main streets late Sunday afternoon took off on foot before police arrived, leaving his two passengers trapped in the wreckage, according to the Grand Junction ...


Family-in-need’s move-in date an anniversary of community effort

By Melinda Mawdsley

Every so often, grown men will work for Snickerdoodles. “And brownies,” Mary White added. On Sept. 5, Mary White and her 15-year-old daughter, McKenzie White, a quadriplegic, moved into their new Grand Junction home. Move-in day ...

Medical marijuana shops sprout in Grand Valley

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction is getting a little greener every day as medical marijuana dispensaries continue to pop up like weeds in the city’s retail landscape Local estimates indicate seven medical marijuana dispensaries operate in Grand Junction, ...

Law enforcement tries to stay one step ahead of dispensaries

By Amy Hamilton

The topic of medical marijuana has come to the forefront for law enforcement, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said. The law becomes tricky when people who are on probation or parole and are barred from using drugs get medical marijuana cards. ...

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