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Unemployment drops slightly in Mesa County

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate in August dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month to 9.4 percent, despite the area’s census office shedding hundreds of jobs. A portion of the Grand Junction Census ...

Health plan provider opens third building

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Rocky Mountain Health Plans on Tuesday opened its third building, dubbed the Ward Building, in recognition of one of its founders. Dr. Bruce Ward, who headed the radiology unit at St. Mary’s Hospital for 30 years, was a founding ...

School board opposes three ballot measures

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District 51 school board members voted to adopt a resolution Tuesday opposing three measures on this November’s ballot. The board declared opposition to Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 “because each of these proposals ...

Colorado’s economy rebounding, but shortfalls persist, analysts say

By Charles Ashby

The state’s economy has shown “solid” signs of bouncing back in recent months, but full recovery could take at least another year, state economists told lawmakers Monday. The state’s private sector added jobs in June ...

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3 suspects accused in Montrose shooting

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Three men have been arrested after a passenger in one vehicle shot at the driver in another vehicle, according to the Montrose County Sheriff’s Department. A man said he was driving south on U.S. Highway 50 near Jay Jay Road at 3:30 ...

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Road washout a costly one

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Officials in Utah declared a state of emergency stemming from a thunderstorm that destroyed portions of a road that’s a mainstay for the mountain-biking and river-rafting industry. The storm on Aug. 19 gouged out large parts of the ...

Report: Battlement Mesa drilling plan could be harmful

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Plans by Antero Resources to drill for natural gas in Battlement Mesa could have harmful consequences for people living near the drill rigs, according to a health assessment by the Colorado School of Public Health, which also urged that the ...

$4 million grant to help pay for fence at airport

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Grand Junction Regional Airport will begin construction in the coming months on a new security fence that will encircle the airport and is intended to keep both animals and humans off the property. The airport has received a $4.15 million ...

Chamber endorses candidates

By Staff

The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce endorsed candidates for the Mesa County Commission, state Legislature and Congress. Steve Acquafresca, who is seeking a second term on the commission; state Rep. Steve King, who is running for the ...


1 arrested, 1 sought in school burglary

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction police arrested one of two men who were seen early Sunday morning snooping around inside a classroom at Tope Elementary School. Jeffrey Allen Councilor, 23, 303 Beaver St., was advised in court Monday that he could be charged ...

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