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Some residents don’t appreciate being mooned by new artwork

By Amy Hamilton

The town of Silt has become the butt of jokes in recent weeks all because a new sculpture at the town’s entrance depicts a rock climber’s bare bum. After the sculpture’s unveiling in late August — a rendition of large ...

EnCana VP: Natural gas cars could save prices

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Natural gas-fueled cars may resuscitate wilting gas prices, said Don McClure, vice president of government and stakeholder relations and legal for EnCana Oil and Gas USA. Europe and Asia have led the way in natural gas-run vehicle purchases. ...

Two Romanian officers come to Palisade as part of exchange program

By Staff

Two Romanian police officers are training in the Grand Valley for two weeks through a cultural and educational international exchange program. Catalina Iacob, 24, along with fellow agent, Dana Moisa, 31, are members of the Romanian national ...

Interior official: Dry climate puts pressure on river

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Population growth, drought, changing environmental needs and climate change are posing new issues in managing the Colorado River Basin. To deal with them, the U.S. Department of the Interior is conducting a water-supply and demand study of ...

DUI checkpoints up for Winefest

By Paul Shockley

The Colorado State Patrol today will be heading up a series of drunken-driver checkpoints around Palisade with an eye on Colorado Mountain Winefest. The checkpoints will be moving “two to three times” in the Palisade area from ...

Suspected accomplice in jailbreak pleads not guilty

By Paul Shockley

A man accused of helping another man break out of the Mesa County Jail last year may take his case to trial. Rodney Price, 31, pleaded not guilty Friday morning in District Judge Thomas Deister’s courtroom. A trial running over six ...

Accused GJ officer no longer employed

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction Police Department officer accused in a domestic violence arrest earlier this month is no longer employed, while city officials on Friday refused to say if he was fired or resigned. Courtney Crooks, 24, who had been on unpaid ...


Getting financing is tough even for those with good credit

By Amy Hamilton

Fifty-five-year-old Warren Burke boasts a stellar credit score, can post enough money for a 20 percent down payment and owns five homes that he rents out for a profit. But lately, after asking three local banks for loans to purchase another ...

Mortgage broker gets new name, changes with the financial times

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Certified Mortgage Solutions, which brokered mortgages in Grand Junction since 2002, now is LeaderOne Financial. The change runs deeper than a new name, said Kyle Barnard, branch manager for LeaderOne. “It’s a lateral move to ...

Researcher sees drilling moving into other states

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Out-of-state basins filled with greater portions of natural gas and long permit periods could endanger Colorado drilling, energy trend researcher Porter Bennett said in his keynote address Thursday at the Mesa State College Energy Management ...

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