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Fed building project aims for ‘net zero’

By Staff

The 92-year-old Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building in downtown Grand Junction will be rebuilt from within to meet new energy-efficiency standards. Construction is to begin in February on a $12.3 million contract to replace the interior ...

Glade Park School, AP fund up for grants

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Two organizations that benefit local students are in the running for $250,000 grants from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Each of the more than 300 projects vying for two $250,000 grants in December have all month to gather votes online or through ...

Hanukkah events set for weekend

By Melinda Mawdsley

Although Hanukkah officially began at sundown Wednesday, this weekend offers locals a chance to celebrate the Jewish holiday. A Hanukkah Kids Event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at Borders, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50. The event is open to ...


Ready to ride for toy run

By Amy Hamilton

Plan to line up along 12th Street or head to the Lincoln Park Barn on Saturday afternoon if you relish the sight of hundreds of Harley-Davidson motorcycles rumbling by. Riders on the 31st annual Toy Run for the Western Slope Harley Owners ...

Employer premiums to unemployment fund will increase

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The premium that employers pay into the state’s unemployment fund will increase for many companies next year in an attempt to shore up Colorado’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund. The fund has been broke since January. The rate ...

Senate approves food-safety legislation

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A measure that gives federal officials greater regulatory reach into food-safety matters passed the Senate on Tuesday. The measure now must gain House approval before it goes to the president. The House already passed a version of the ...

City: $1,300 for e-mails on gravel pit

By Amy Hamilton

Carrol Zehner got more than she bargained for when she submitted a Colorado Open Records Act request about a proposed gravel pit in her Orchard Mesa neighborhood. Zehner, who requested nine months of e-mail conversations between City Council ...

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Accused killer’s remarks to be allowed at trial

By Paul Shockley

Statements attributed to an accused Fruita killer about taking lives and a murder-for-hire scenario will be allowed at trial, District Judge Thomas Deister ruled Tuesday. Deister said the jury in the trial of 37-year-old Wayne Gert can hear ...

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Bennet: Earmark vote ‘rigged’

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Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., described the Senate’s process as “rigged,” during a conversation picked up by a microphone that Bennet apparently did not know was on. Bennet’s comments were picked up by a live ...

Trustees give their side of Montrose hospital controversy

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees defined at length Tuesday night the provisions within a new operating lease agreement that has put the board at odds with the Montrose County Commission. Trustee William ...

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