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Advocate by day, artist by night

By Gabrielle Porter

Jeff Schuster paints. He also draws, builds and photographs. The Grand Junction artist — who Saturday night will for the first time host his own art show — doesn’t like to focus too much on any one medium, he ...


Grand Valley Transit service changing routes, beginning today

By Staff

Beginning today, Grand Valley Transit is rolling out a series of route changes system operators say will improve reliability and travel time, enhance customer satisfaction and increase ridership. Some of the more significant changes include ...


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Atlasta founder Virgil Boggess, 
pioneer in solar business, dies

By Gary Harmon

A funeral will be Monday for Virgil Boggess, the founder of Atlasta Solar Center and for years the only provider of solar technology in the Grand Valley. Boggess was 64. He died Tuesday. “Virgil, for many years, was the living ...


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GOP contenders talk housing

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County is fast running out of lots for new houses, said the Republican challenger for the County Commission, while the GOP incumbent said the slow economy is holding things back. “We are at a crisis in lots,” challenger John ...


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End of roundabouts’ construction still on horizon

By Amy Hamilton

Construction on Horizon Drive won’t be complete in time for the Junior College World Series, but traffic should flow well through the area even with an influx of visitors, according to local officials. One lane of traffic through ...


Valley brings ‘Hydropot’ firm into Jump-Start

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County has landed another new business through the state’s Rural Jump-Start Tax Credit Program, the Grand Junction Economic Partnership announced Friday. The Colorado Economic Development Commission, which oversees the program, ...


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Ex-broker, 55, may face more charges for insurance fraud

By Gabrielle Porter

A Grand Junction man who in 2015 surrendered his state insurance selling license for issuing false insurance policies and pocketing the money has been arrested and accused of committing similar crimes — for the second time this ...


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Man found not guilty in bar rape charge

By Gabrielle Porter

A Mesa County jury took less than three hours last week to acquit a Grand Junction man accused of raping a woman in the bathroom stall of a downtown bar two years ago. Franklin Addo, now 30, pleaded not guilty to a single count of sexual ...


Sports Authority to close all its stores nationwide

By Charles Ashby

Sports Authority will close all of its stores nationwide, including the 31 stores it operates in Grand Junction and elsewhere in Colorado. The news was revealed in the company’s latest bankruptcy filing, which said it failed to reach a ...


Meth suspected in I-70 traffic stop

By Duffy Hayes

Two Mexican nationals in the country illegally — one on bond after a previous drug conviction in North Dakota — face possible long prison sentences after allegedly being found in possession of a pound of methamphetamine, after a ...


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