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1 arrested, 1 sought in school burglary

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction police arrested one of two men who were seen early Sunday morning snooping around inside a classroom at Tope Elementary School. Jeffrey Allen Councilor, 23, 303 Beaver St., was advised in court Monday that he could be charged ...

State unemployment pay shows signs of leveling out

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After riding a roller coaster of double-digit increases in 2008 and 2009, the lump sum of unemployment benefits paid to Coloradans increased by the smallest percentage in three years in the second quarter of 2010 compared to the previous ...


Would-be burglar who was shot gets probation

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A would-be burglar who was shot outside a home in Gateway earlier this summer after throwing rocks at the home was ordered Monday to spend two years on probation. Mesa County District Judge Brian Flynn sentenced 63-year-old William Bailey ...

092010 Fruita Rec Center

Fruita Recreation Center promises fun for all ages with pools, library

By Amy Hamilton

Fruita residents have only a few more months to wait before a new combination recreation center and library is unveiled in their town. Thanks to voter approval of a penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase in 2008 and other fundraising efforts, ...

Risks pay off for amateur winemakers

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The first batch of wine Rocky Hutson ever made was not his finest. “You could’ve peeled paint with it,” he said. Five years after picking up the hobby of amateur winemaking, Hutson took home a gold medal for his 2009 Peach ...

After nearly two-year wait, trial to begin for man, 70, in assault of companion

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After almost 22 months during which William Rydell has been locked up in the Mesa County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bond, his friends are hoping his day in court finally has arrived. Prosecutors feel the same way. Rydell, 70, faces one count ...

GJPD Substation Mall 091610

Staff shortages, fewer visits segue into closure of substation, end to mall cops

By Paul Shockley

The Grand Junction Police Department will close its substation at Mesa Mall at the start of next year, the product of staff shortages elsewhere and fewer visits by shoppers. The Police Department, which has had a storefront presence since ...

Fetus issue on ballot again; voters will see health care question

By Charles Ashby

In addition to the three most controversial measures on this fall’s ballot, a slew of others are getting voters’ attention. Among them is Amendment 62, which would declare a fetus a person at “the beginning of the biological ...

091910 greek food fest

Greek Festival a herculean cooking effort

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The sweet smell of freshly baked phyllo dough and the happy sounds of women’s laughter wafted from the open screen door of the kitchen at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church on Wednesday morning. It takes several weeks for the women ...

Parachute losing students, gaining in test scores

By Dennis Webb

The school district in western Garfield County’s energy development heartland is seeing a second straight year of sharply declining enrollment. And that’s a shame, because the quality of education is getting better and better for ...

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