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City slashes money for paving alleys

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Funding for one of Grand Junction’s most popular public works programs is expected to be sliced in half next year, as city officials try to free up money for other capital projects while coping with falling revenue. Public Works and ...

Valley Investments owes $29K in taxes

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Failed Valley Investments owes more than $29,000 in back real estate taxes, penalties and fees, while owner Philip Rand Lochmiller owes more than $5,400 on properties listed in his name, county records show. Fifty properties listed in legal ...

Mesa State hires as campus grows, enrollment soars

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Mesa State College has created 83 positions in the past four years — the largest growth rate of any public college or university in Colorado. The 16 percent job growth correlates with an enrollment increase of 17 percent and a 40 ...


Panel discusses needs of growing homeless ranks in Grand Junction

By Melinda Mawdsley

No one who works with Grand Junction’s homeless knows how to eliminate the problem, but that won’t stop them from trying. On Saturday, nearly a dozen men and women responsible for feeding the city’s hungry or finding ...

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Civil Air Patrol saved man’s life 40 years ago

By Melinda Mawdsley

F. Peter Simmons remembers very little from the plane crash that nearly cost him his life. All the Battlement Mesa man knows is the tail of the single-engine plane he was flying hit a tree. From there, his memory is fuzzy because the plane ...

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Phone bills may go up to fund 911

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The city of Grand Junction has asked a state board to more than double the monthly fee phone users pay for 911 service, hoping to generate millions of dollars in additional revenue to fund a series of equipment upgrades at the Grand Junction ...

Annexation petitions circulate in Fruitvale

By Staff

Annexation petitions are circulating in the eastern half of Fruitvale. The petitions are being circulated only to property owners. The question: Do you want to be annexed by the city of Grand Junction? Mesa County sponsored three meetings ...

Male lynx illegally killed near Silverton

By Dave Buchanan

Colorado’s efforts to restore populations of Canada lynx were stymied again this fall when a male lynx was illegally killed near Silverton. The lynx, a 4-year old male, was the victim of someone using a bow and arrow, said Drayton ...

Briefs, Oct. 23, 2009

By Staff

Veterans event today in GJ The Mobile Veterans Center will be at the old City Market Warehouse from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today as part of the sixth annual Veterans Stand Down for homeless and at-risk veterans. The Veterans Stand Down is from 9 ...

City staff opts for 3 percent cut in pay

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Grand Junction city employees will take a 3 percent pay cut next year, as city officials continue to find ways to cope with declining sales-tax revenue. City officials announced Friday that an employee committee made up of two representatives ...

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