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Cooperation among various agencies key, fire chiefs say

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In the eight years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., firefighters have become more closely connected — literally and electronically. The price, however, of ...

Briefs: Religion briefs Sept. 12, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

• Women’s event to be at Fairmoun Hall Women ages 17-25 are invited to an evening of Pasta and Pampering, hosted by Stonecroft Ministries, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Fairmount Hall, at 12th Street and Bookcliff ...

Club 20 looks for middle ground on health issue

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If the United States is to have a government-sponsored health-care plan, it should not compete with private insurance plans, Club 20 urged Friday in its fall meeting. The resolution “does not say we support” a public option for ...

Sportsmen’s group labels gas drilling a threat to Roan

By Dennis Webb

A sportsmen’s coalition is calling the Roan Plateau one of 10 western public landscapes where hunting and fishing are imperiled by energy development. A new report by Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development says last year’s ...

HISTORY HERE AND NOW Buried box car made for ‘Schlitz’ mine of 1950

By Staff

Grand Junction High School classmates Verne Anderson and Dick Beye were rabbit hunting north of the Highline Canal in the fall of 1950 when they opted for a little target practice, aiming their .22 rifles at a shiny object in on the bank of an ...

Holiday travel bump at Eisenhower sign of economic recovery

By Staff

Labor Day weekend proved to be a busy one at the Eisenhower Tunnel. In the four days, from Friday to Monday, 172,839 vehicles passed through the tunnel, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. It was not a record, but it was ...

Train traffic not disrupted by derailment

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The Union Pacific Railroad is investigating a seven-car derailment Wednesday night in the Grand Junction rail yard. The cars that went off the track caused no injuries, Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis said Thursday. The cars were part of a ...

Affordable-housing picture still grim

By Emily Shockley

An increase in affordable-housing vacancies didn’t help the Grand Junction Housing Authority shorten its list of families waiting for an affordable rental. In fact, the list has lengthened from an average of 1,200 local families a year ...

Uranium mill vote delayed after hearing

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The Montrose County Commission this week decided to continue consideration of a uranium mill proposal on Sept. 30. Commissioners considered a proposal by Energy Fuels Corp. for its Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill for a second time Wednesday ...

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Teacher’s turn of fortune will help pupils

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Most people, upon being told they had just won $10,000, would start thinking cars, trips, trinkets or at least new carpeting. But when Grand Junction school teacher Alice McCary got a phone call last week telling her that very thing, she ...

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