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State creativity lab coming Friday

By Kelly Slivka

A diverse group of artists, businesses, government agents, techies and philanthropists are working to step up Grand Junction’s creative game. Called the Grand Valley Creative Alliance Task Force, the group secured an award from Colorado ...


District 51 Board of Education candidate, District D, Dusti Reimer

By Staff

Q: Why are you the best candidate to represent your district on the board? A: With three young children, our family is just now wading into the waters of education and exploring what’s best for our kids. As a member of the Board of ...

State hopes for luck on Hwy. 13

By Dennis Webb

Regional transportation officials are hoping to put together more than $80 million in state and federal funding to make safety upgrades on Colorado Highway 13, which besides being an important north-south corridor also serves as part of a ...

picks 2 
for rec 
pot shop

By Amy Hamilton

Potential marijuana business owners filed into a training room at Palisade’s Civic Center on Wednesday. They found seats at long plastic tables and exchanged nervous conversation. In a just a few minutes they would know whether they ...

Amy Davis backs bond measures

By Staff

Q: Why are you the best candidate to represent your district on the board? A: I bring a voice from outside of the school system, which will add balance and independent thinking to the school board. Additionally, I offer a diverse skill set. ...

Thomas Keenan cites 
experience in schools

By Staff

Q: Why are you the best candidate to represent your district on the board? A: I believe my 20 years teaching, 10 years as career coordinator, 10 years as an agency builder in the financial industry and owner of my own business since the 1970s ...

Elderly man 
found alive 
in rural ditch

By Erin McIntyre

A missing 82-year-old Montrose man was found Tuesday after he spent a chilly night in his Cadillac that he had nearly driven into a canal. Donald Larue, who has dementia and was reported missing after he missed an appointment on Monday, was ...

Panel reschedules Xcel rate hike hearings

By Charles Ashby

Back in September, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission held a hearing in Grand Junction on a proposed Xcel Energy rate increase that no one attended. That’s because the PUC didn’t tell anyone they were coming. As a result, ...

BLM extraction meeting set for Nov. 16

By Staff

BLM extraction meeting set for Nov. 16 A Trump administration official will discuss plans to streamline permitting processes in the natural resources industries at a meeting next month in Grand Junction. Kate MacGregor, acting assistant ...

Palisade OKs deal for I-70 sign

By Amy Hamilton

A controversy over the height and nature of a sign listing fuel prices for a proposed Palisade gas station reached some middle ground Tuesday night. Trustees voted 6-1 to allow Golden Gate Petroleum’s proposed 40-foot-tall lighted LED ...

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