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Pomona Lock down 10-29-9

Gun report rattles school at end of day

By Paul Shockley

A report of a man possibly armed with a handgun near an elementary school sent the facility into a lockdown and delayed students returning home for a couple hours Thursday. A passerby near Pomona Elementary School, 588 25 1/2 Road, called ...

Threat suspect’s bond stays at $100K

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa County District Court Judge Valerie Robison on Thursday denied a bond reduction for an 18-year-old man accused of making threats against Palisade High School. Michelle Devlin, an attorney for Robert Dell Johnson, argued there was no ...

Briefs, Oct. 30, 2009

By Staff

Harvest Fest for children Saturday Mesa State College Future Business Leaders of America Phi Beta Lambda will host a Harvest Fest for children from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the new classroom building, 1400 Houston Ave. The event includes ...


Problem water pipe to be replaced in spring; more breaks expected

By Staff

A nearly 50-year-old water- line that broke twice earlier this week ruptured again in spectacular fashion Thursday, sending water, rocks and other debris gushing into the air above a Grand Junction neighborhood. It flooded at least one home ...

District 51 school board considers budget cuts

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District 51 School Board members spent more than two hours Thursday morning piecing together a list of potential budget reductions. The list, which may change before an adjusted budget is formally adopted before the end of the year, includes ...

Man dies in Interstate 70 crash

By Paul Shockley

A man died Thursday evening after his pickup rolled on Interstate 70 near Grand Junction, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The man, whose identity wasn’t immediately known, was the sole occupant of the truck, which careened out ...

Plea talks active in De Beque slaying

By Paul Shockley

Assistant District Attorney Rich Tuttle said plea negotiations are active but that an offer has yet to be extended to a Rifle man accused of beating another man to death with a sledgehammer handle. Kenneth Earl Wright, 44, formally waived ...

Team will use Moab festival to shoot for pumpkin-shot record

By Melinda Mawdsley

When Chris Ransier decided to become a certified land surveyor, the Grand Junction man never thought his job would involve world records. On Friday and Saturday, however, Ransier will measure attempts to break the world record for the ...

Winter passes through, causing problems

By Staff

An winterlike storm continued to threaten the area this morning after plowing into town with snow and frigid temperatures that caused power outages and snarled traffic. Snowfall of 0.8 inch Tuesday night broke the Grand Junction record for ...

Majority of members of city council say they would accept less

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Confronted with a budget that has been deflated by the city’s biggest revenue drop in 25 years, all regular full-time and part-time Grand Junction city employees will take a 3 percent pay cut next year. The salary reduction, which will ...

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