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Don’t panic on 401(k), experts say

By Staff

While many financial advisers are recommending clients sit tight with their 401(k) retirement savings through these increasingly turbulent economic times, Certified Financial Planner Kim Last said she knows people want more ...


Kids Voting ballot introduces issues of interest for adult voters

By Staff

The Nov. 4 general election ballot includes measures 2A and 2B, which would fund $98 million of public safety improvements. The Grand Junction public safety initiative would increase the sales tax from 2.75 percent to 3 percent in order to ...


Timing of Jewish holy days significant, says Grand Junction congregation member

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Given the fast-approaching presidential election and the financial crisis gripping the country, Wendy Weinberg figures the beginning of the High Holidays holds significance for more than Jewish people. Sunset today marks the beginning of the ...


Garfield County agencies join forces on affordable housing plan

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Four public entities are in the early stages of planning a work force housing project of 200 to 250 units. Garfield County, the city of Rifle, the Grand River Hospital District and the Re-2 School District are working on the ...


Two commissioners say growth limits needed if Clifton stays in county

By Staff

Two of the three Mesa County commissioners favor slowing development in Clifton if residents there decide not to form a city or reject annexation into Grand Junction. The question of annexation or incorporation might not be put to the voters ...


County air-quality specialist Buda dies at 50

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If you breathe, you relied on the expertise of Perry Buda. For 18 years, Buda worked as Mesa County’s air-quality specialist, monitoring pollen counts and air pollution, keeping an eye on winter’s inversions and summer’s ...


Nursing program going strong at Mesa State’s Montrose campus

By Staff

MONTROSE — Doris Githere, a native of Kenya, moved to Montrose from Denver just to get into the nursing program at the Montrose campus of Mesa State College. Githere, 41, lived in Denver for four years after moving to the United States ...


Clifton fire chief says ‘something’s going to have to give’

By Staff

Clifton voters have a long slog ahead on Election Day, but Clifton Fire Chief Kent Holsan said it is essential that they make it to the last page. There, on the final page of the behemoth 2008 ballot, will sit a $250,000 property tax ...


Arrest made in stabbing outside Quincy’s Bar

By Amy Hamilton

Quick work by the Grand Junction Police Department helped officers apprehend a suspect in a stabbing Friday night at a local bar, police said. Dennis Wade Doyle, 24, of Whitewater, was arrested at Seventh Street and Main Street on suspicion ...


Chevron wants tax credit for roadwork

By Dennis Webb

Chevron’s interest in applying for a tax credit for a $23 million contribution to road reconstruction near De Beque has raised election-season allegations that the public is being asked to fund a “Road to Nowhere.” In a ...


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