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Former Bear Rock employees await paychecks after cumbersome closing

By Staff

The furthest West and the very last Bear Rock Cafe in Colorado closed when the Grand Junction location shut its doors last week, and employees are still waiting to be paid. “I have not seen my last check, but I’m pretty sure ...

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Gunnison’s Curry loses bid for speaker’s gavel in House

By Staff

The Western Slope will have to wait at least two more years, but likely longer, before it is home to a speaker of the House. House Democrats on Thursday chose state Rep. Terrance Carroll, D-Denver, as their next speaker of the House, dashing ...

GarCo vote tainted, candidate says

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The race for two Garfield County commissioner seats is over, but not the debate over the role that outside political groups played in this year’s campaign. Republicans narrowly defeated Democrats in both races. ...

Father drunk, had smoked pot before fatal crash

By Staff

Police say a man who died Oct. 19 when his vehicle plunged more than 700 feet off the Transfer Trail, near an area known as Windy Point in Garfield County, was more than three times over the legal limit for alcohol and had traces of marijuana ...

GJ’s warmth gives way to record low of 15 degrees

By Staff

Grand Junction shattered a nearly five-decade-old record Thursday morning, registering a low of 15 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The agency’s local station at the Grand Junction Regional Airport recorded a low of ...

Pipeline workers in court as contract dispute is hashed out

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Several of the approximately 150 workers caught in the middle of a contract dispute between a pipeline company and its contractor showed up to listen this week as the disagreement was aired out in ...

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Councilwoman takes on new task

By Staff

It will be the end of an era in January for the Western Colorado Math and Science Center when founder John McConnell steps down as director and Teresa Coons takes his place. McConnell said it’s time for “someone else to take the ...

School board to discuss plans in wake of vote

By Staff

The School District 51 Board of Education will begin the process of deciding which alternative growth-management plan to pursue after voters shot down a $185 million bond package for new schools. Year-round schooling was the district’s ...


Penry to lead GOP in House

By Staff

Senate Republicans will put an end to the “endless campaign” and work with Democrats, when necessary, to move Colorado forward, newly christened Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, pledged Thursday. Penry, whose ...

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Man’s body found in Dumpster

By Amy Hamilton

A man who was found dead by firefighters after they extinguished a fire in a burning Dumpster early Thursday may have been turned away from a homeless shelter hours earlier, according to several homeless people at Whitman Park. They said the ...

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