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ShareFest focuses help this year at Clifton ShareFest focuses help this year at Clifton park

By Melinda Mawdsley

Selva Castellano was happy to spend four hours throwing junk into a Dumpster. The 16-year-old had no idea that disposing of broken bikes and dilapidated headboards at Clifton’s Candlewood Park could be rewarding. “It just feels ...

Kenneth Botham court

‘The Killing Season’ tests mettle of local law enforcement agencies

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It began with an argument that led to a mentally ill son fatally shooting his father. It ended with someone binding, raping and strangling a Mesa College coed inside her apartment. During the intervening months of 1975, there was so much ...


Ready for Spring Clean-up?  April 26, 2009

By Staff

NO ELECTRONICS These electronic items no longer are picked up: TVs, VCRs, DVD players, game consoles, desktop computers, monitors, laptop computers, scanners, printers, cameras, MP3 players, cell phones, fax machines and copiers. Disposing ...

Fund set up for family displaced by fire

By Melinda Mawdsley

A family displaced last week by a apartment fire has run out of options for housing. Ricky and Donna Vezakis and their 16-year-old twin children were forced to evacuate their two-bedroom Clifton apartment in the 400 block of Tracy Drive early ...

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How to make egg-drop soup

By Melinda Mawdsley

Francisco Vazquez and Rudy Barcenas are $100 richer thanks to their brains, a recycled soda bottle and breakfast cereal. The Central High School juniors won a physics competition Saturday at Mesa State College by building a device that kept ...


Car dealership expands space despite uncertainty

By Paul Shockley

A hum of construction echoes from the rear of Ed Bozarth Chevrolet-Pontiac and Buick off U.S. Highway 6&50 in Grand Junction. But at the front of the sprawling 14-acre General Motors dealership and repair shop, it’s dead ...

TERROR GRIPS GRAND JUNCTION- 1975 community review

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Three months after graduating high school, David Bailey packed up his Ford Maverick and drove across the country from Ohio to western Colorado, enticed by the laid-back nature and open spaces of the West. He figured he had left behind the ...

A snapshot of the Grand Valley in 1975

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If you tried to picture a community hit by 12 murders in one year, you likely wouldn’t envision Grand Junction in 1975. The Grand Valley was on the cusp of the oil-shale boom and bustling with transient workers building the Hayden Power ...

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GarCo tax revenue crash looms

By Dennis Webb

It’s been a wonderful ride for tax districts in western Garfield County in recent years. The natural gas industry has proven to be a revenue gravy train, thanks to a total assessed valuation now measured in billions of dollars. But as ...

Groups say Roan filing undermines BLM argument for energy leases

By Dennis Webb

Environmental groups say the federal government has abandoned its primary argument for not wanting to protect the Roan Plateau from oil and gas development. The groups say the Bureau of Land Management is no longer relying on a 1997 law in ...

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