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Three-block section of downtown to be open to pedestrians Friday

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Main Street from First to Fourth Street will open to pedestrians beginning Friday evening. To celebrate the occasion, a block party will take place on the site of the first phase of the Downtown Uplift project from 5 to 9 p.m. Fencing and ...

GOP candidates get ready for a showdown

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With just days before Colorado Republicans take their first measure of them, candidates and their backers are gearing up for their first direct confrontations. The two Republicans vying for the nomination for the 3rd Congressional District, ...

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Blagg denied new trial over juror’s sight

By Paul Shockley

Mesa County’s chief judge Tuesday denied a motion for a new trial for convicted murderer Michael Blagg, saying Blagg’s attorneys failed to show how a juror’s acknowledged vision problems deprived him of a fair ...

Boomers nightclub closes, but will reopen

By Charles Ashby

Boomers Nightclub & Restaurant closed Tuesday, but local music lovers shouldn’t worry too much. The Main Street establishment known for its live bands is to be reopened within a few weeks by the Grand Junction man who started it ...

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Fruita Monument sends off class of 418

By Paul Shockley

Throngs of families and well-wishers Tuesday night at Stocker Stadium didn’t include the parents of graduate Aliczander Edward Boice. And that was just fine by him. “Really, I just have apathy toward them,” said Boice, 18, ...


Grand Junction ceremony hails 339 graduates

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While many of his classmates were hitting the slopes at Powderhorn or just kicking back and relaxing during winter break, Jonathan Wright was hunched over his computer for a few hours each day, composing essays and answering multiple-choice ...

Help wanted in ExxonMobil gas patch

By Dennis Webb

ExxonMobil added an additional day of pre-employment testing following heavy response to its announcement that it is adding employees for its operations in Rio Blanco County. The company is doing testing in Grand Junction on June 5 for ...

Water study wins few Western Slope fans

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An economic study that said the Front Range generates 18 times the economic value that the Western Slope does from an acre-foot of water was called “inflammatory” Tuesday by Western Slope water users. The reaction was harsh enough ...


Reward for clues in possible homicide

By Dennis Webb

Denver police are offering up to $2,000 for information in the case of a suspected homicide victim whose body may be in the Colorado River near Glenwood Springs. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has charged Joong Rhee, 66, with ...

State cuts deal with payday lending company

By Charles Ashby

Attorney General John Suthers reached a settlement agreement Tuesday with a payday lending company that was overcharging its clients. Security Finance, which has 13 offices throughout Colorado, including one in Grand Junction, is to refund ...

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