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Garfield foreclosure filings continue to increase sharply

By Dennis Webb

Foreclosure filings in Garfield County are up more than 50 percent over 2009, which followed a nearly fourfold increase over the year before that. As in Mesa County, Garfield has yet to see the drop-off in filings being reported in other ...

City Hall e-mails might soon be close as a click

By Amy Hamilton

It may not be long before curious citizens can plop down in front of a computer terminal at Grand Junction City Hall and peruse e-mail communications of elected City Council members. Councilman Gregg Palmer has long wanted members of the ...

DA Serra makes worst-boss list

By Paul Shockley

A group that annually ranks the nation’s worst bosses has taken aim at embattled 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra. A panel of five people ranked Serra 54th in listing the 100, mostly male “Worst Bosses in America for ...

Resident still skeptical about city transparency

By Amy Hamilton

It’s been a couple weeks since residents of an Orchard Mesa neighborhood celebrated a victory when a permit for gravel mining operation in their area was denied. But for Carrol Zehner, one of the opposition members, becoming complacent ...

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Todd ending decades of public service

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More than three decades of experience will leave Mesa County on Thursday, the last day for Monika Todd as county treasurer. Todd’s two terms as treasurer followed three terms as county clerk and recorder, meaning she has served 20 years ...

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Graffiti artist helps chamber stay on message

By Amy Hamilton

When you think of graffiti, curse words, gang signs or lewd images may come to mind. But lately around Grand Junction, at least one tagger has adopted a slogan that local business leaders applaud: buy local. That’s the message in ...

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GJ group steps to plate for troops

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Stealing home is a play mostly reserved for the Colorado Rockies. For Grand Mesa Little League and some Grand Junction residents, their goal is to help military personnel keep their homes. In April, Grand Mesa Little League will use its ...


Women dominate college classes

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A six-piece series of children’s books in the Mesa State College bookstore sends a curious message to its majority-female student base. The set includes four books with boys on the cover, one dressed as a firefighter, one dressed as a ...

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GJ mayor tries to avoid stereotypes

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As a woman earning a doctorate in immunology, Teresa Coons was a minority in graduate school, and her professors didn’t let her forget it. “Dirty jokes were just accepted,” Coons said. She and other women in the program ...

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Waitress, single mom who went back to college now directs Workforce Center

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Sue Tuffin was a single mother working as a waitress for 90 cents an hour when she decided she needed more. She had worked in a finance office while putting her then-husband through college and earned a certificate as a teenager from a ...

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