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062310 Vaccines

Free vaccine offered to fight common sexually transmitted disease

By Amy Hamilton

Men and women between the ages of 19 and 26 can save hundreds of dollars on potential health care costs and fend off disease by taking advantage of a free vaccine offered at the Mesa County Health Department. The Gardasil vaccine, or the ...

Activist to speak on immigration in Grand Junction

By Staff

A supporter of a private-sector approach to immigration will speak next week to the Western Slope Conservative Alliance. Helen E. Krieble, president of the Krieble Foundation, will discuss immigration issues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grand ...

Man dies after falling from raft in Eagle County

By Staff

A 66-year-old man died Wednesday morning after falling from a raft while going through rapids on the Eagle River in Dowd Junction in Eagle County. The body of Patrick Bush of Birmingham, Ala., was recovered just before noon. An autopsy is ...

Warnings renewed of fraud by telephone

By Charles Ashby

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office renewed its warning to consumers Tuesday about telephone fraud involving strong-arm tactics to collect phony outstanding debts. The callers, who appear to be out of the country, are using fake but ...

City’s public safety listening tour ends

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Grand Junction City Council members fielded 25 comments in just under an hour Tuesday night during a telephone town hall. The phone call rang out to landlines in the city and council members asked those who stayed on the line to offer ...

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Federal agency urges endangered listing for three area wildflowers

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is recommending Endangered Species Act protection for three western Colorado wildflowers, two of which it says are threatened by energy development. The proposed listings under the act are the first by the ...

Hours for strip club extended

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The Grand Junction Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a conditional-use permit allowing Fantasy gentlemen’s club to operate from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. The commission originally approved a permit in February 2009 for ...

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New Guard facility coming to Grand Junction

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter and top brass of the Colorado National Guard broke ground for a new Grand Junction Readiness Center on Tuesday. The 35,000-square-foot facility, adjacent to the National Guard armory at 2810 Riverside Parkway, will house ...

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Former car dealer sentenced to 53 years in prison

By Amy Hamilton

A former used-car salesman convicted of selling salvaged vehicles with “clean” titles was handed a virtual life sentence of 53 years in prison Tuesday. A Mesa County jury in April found Camden Fortney, the owner of Camden Motors, ...

Fire that burned Fruitvale home, was set, official says

By Paul Shockley

A fire that destroyed a Fruitvale home and left a family of four homeless last week was intentionally set, the Clifton Fire Protection District said Tuesday. Fire investigator Chris Rowland said the blaze, which was reported at 12:45 a.m. ...

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