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Birthday boy gives present to grief group

By Erin McIntyre

Riley Carpenter’s mom asked him what he wanted for his 11th birthday. Most boys his age might ask for video games, sports equipment or action figures. Maybe a game, name-brand clothes or an expensive party at an amusement park. Not ...


PERA officials talk about pension changes

By Charles Ashby

Greg Smith and his employees are trying to meet with as many people as possible to talk about the proposed legislative changes to the Colorado Public Employees Retirement System. Smith, PERA’s executive director, said the proposed ...


Lease district awards grants

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa County Federal Mineral Lease District announced the award of more than $300,000 in grants to various entities around the county on Monday. The biggest award winner was the Clifton Fire Protection District, which is to receive a ...


TV show to feature Junction’s biogas project

By Gary Harmon

National Geographic Channel’s “Positive Energy” series will take a close look at Grand Junction’s Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant on Wednesday as the series chronicles energy projects in North and South America. The ...


Junction officials propose $26.7M in capital projects

By Katie Langford

Grand Junction city officials proposed spending $26.7 million for 2018 capital projects during a City Council work session Monday, including millions toward street reconstruction, repairing Two Rivers Convention Center and developing Las ...


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Orchard raided by task force

By Charles Ashby

One-time congressional candidate David Cox spent the weekend in jail after the Western Colorado Drug Task Force said it found more than 80 marijuana plants and several loaded weapons within reach of his children at his Palisade home. Cox, ...


North Avenue name may stay

By Joe Vaccarelli

The organization that helped lead the charge to change the name of North Avenue to University Boulevard is now asking the Grand Junction City Council to rescind its decision and keep the street as named. In a letter addressed to Mayor Rick ...


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Montrose strides into future

By Katie Langford

Montrose is undergoing a makeover. What was once a sleepy stopover on the way to the mountains is now home to some of the most unique amenities in western Colorado, many built with voter-approved funding. In the last decade, voters in the ...


Woman falls asleep on railroad tracks 
near Whitewater, gets rude awakening

By Kelly Slivka

A train rolled over a woman sleeping on the train tracks near Whitewater on Sunday evening, and she walked away unharmed. A call reporting the incident came into the Lands End Fire Protection District at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, said Brian Lurvey, ...


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Woman fears ex using tracking device

By Gabrielle Porter

The owner of a Grand Junction car dealership is facing a stalking charge after being accused of placing his ex-girlfriend under surveillance. The woman said she thinks he might have used a vehicle tracker from his business to monitor her ...


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