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Verizon customers can ask for credit

By Amy Hamilton

Verizon Wireless customers who were without service for nearly 26 hours on Monday and Tuesday can request credit from the company. Cell phone service agreements have a clause that calls for reimbursement if coverage is interrupted for more ...


Statues come to life in museum fundraiser

By Daniel Humphries

Strange things have been happening recently within the walls of the Museum of the West. At night, wax statues of historical figures seemingly come to life. “We’ve had the arrival of the Cortez calendar, and ever since the Cortez ...

Online reporting system to complement 911, tip lines

By Paul Shockley

A new online reporting system, mostly geared toward cold property crimes, is up and running in Grand Junction. The system is aimed at saving a trip to the police department for people who need to file a report for insurance reasons, but ...

Communities get tax power for roads in newly signed bill

By Charles Ashby

State parks are to generate their own electricity, and unincorporated parts of counties can tax themselves to improve roads under more bills Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law Tuesday. Continuing his final week of bill signings from the 2010 ...

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Wild, scenic label unlikely for river

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Congress should decide how to manage the Colorado River for the last leg of its run out of the state, but preferably not as a wild and scenic river. So says a group that includes ranchers, environmental organizations, local government ...

Hilltop cuts staff, services

By Amy Hamilton

An overarching Grand Junction-based nonprofit organization is reshuffling employees, letting some staff go as grant dollars expire and scaling some programs back to basics. Hilltop, an agency with approximately 540 employees that is ...

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Gravel pit rejected by planning commission

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Grand Junction planning commissioners on Tuesday voted 4-2 to reject a permit that would have allowed gravel extraction near an Orchard Mesa residential neighborhood. Commissioners Gregory Williams, Patrick Carlow, Richard Schoenradt and Rob ...

Mesa County plans legal action if properties aren’t cleaned soon

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Mesa County commissioners agreed Tuesday to take legal action against two property owners if they don’t remove junk and unregistered vehicles from their land within a certain amount of time. Under compliance plans approved by the board, ...

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Weather events adding to surprisingly high flows

By Dennis Webb

Rainstorms and higher-than-expected temperatures have led to unanticipated flooding in western Colorado and forced the reining in of reservoir releases to benefit endangered fish. A flood warning was extended Tuesday for the Eagle River below ...

Fired officers ‘proficient’ in recent evaluations

By Paul Shockley

Three former Grand Junction Police Department officers who were fired Thursday had been found “proficient” in individual performance evaluations completed over the past six months, according to records released Monday by the city ...

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