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City Council: Listening tour was a necessity

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The majority of the Grand Junction City Council defended the city’s public safety facilities listening tour Wednesday evening during a pre-council meeting. The tour cost more than $5,000 to put on and more than $17,000 to design, as ...

Farmers market offers options to those on aid

By Staff

Fresh local carrots and beans that snap when you break them. Succulent cherries from our neighbors in Palisade. And peaches that melt in your mouth. Many residents enjoy the annual local harvest offered at Grand Junction’s downtown ...

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Man sentenced to 72 years in Clifton slaying

By Paul Shockley

Dressed in pajamas and armed with a handgun for a night walk with a friend in his Clifton neighborhood, Michael Simpson was unprovoked when he stormed into a house and fired multiple shots, killing a man and wounding three others at a ...

Museum would like moon rock, chief says

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The moon rock that has graced the Grand Junction study of former Colorado Gov. John Vanderhoof ought to be displayed at the Museum of the West, the museum head said. Vanderhoof is agreeable to the idea, he said, as long as there’s a way ...

City will move operations for parks workers

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City of Grand Junction parks operations employees could move out of an aging Quonset hut in Lincoln Park as early as this fall, according to City Parks and Recreation Director Rob Schoeber. About 45 forestry, horticulture, parks maintenance, ...

New image sought for alternative education

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Alternative education may get an alternative name in School District 51. Ron Roybal, director of alternative education, said “alternative” can conjure less-than-desirable images in some people’s minds. He will begin hosting ...

Purchase of tents the ‘right thing,’ chief says

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper on Tuesday said he personally approved the purchase of 11 new tents for transients who claimed their property was damaged at the hands of three of his officers early last month. But Camper stopped short ...


Moon rock hung on ex-governor’s wall for 35 years

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Former Gov. John Vanderhoof has one of Colorado’s moon rocks. It’s been hanging for years on his office wall. The rock, encased in plastic, was taken from the Taurus Littrow Valley of the moon on the Apollo 17 ...

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Edmonds, man behind the type, dies

By Amy Hamilton

Longtime newspaper man Chan Edmonds, known for working quietly behind the scenes running several papers in Western Colorado, has died. He was 61. Edmonds grew up in a newspaper family, and before he was teenager he was writing columns with ...

Homeless pair held in robbery

By Paul Shockley

Two teenagers were ordered held Tuesday on $60,000 bond after their arrests on allegations they robbed a man at gunpoint at an Orchard Mesa park and brandished a gun at another person nearby. Dustin Jay Dees, 19, and Samantha Ann Hanson, 19, ...

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