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Body cameras are unlikely in 2016, says GJ police chief

By Paul Shockley

With budgeting for next year underway, Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper said this week that he’s increasingly skeptical that a body-worn camera program will be launched by the department in 2016, despite earlier ...


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Library moves beyond books

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County Libraries has broken ground on a 3,000-square-foot building north of the Central Library that will provide space and equipment for local artists, musicians and videographers to create professional-level work that library ...


Religion Briefs, July 4, 2015

By Staff

Paws for Blessing at Church of Nativity Paws for a Blessing, a monthly service providing hands-on pastoral blessings for our animal friends, will be at 5 p.m. Sunday, at Church of the Nativity, 2175 Broadway. All well-mannered animals are ...


Death notices, July 4, 2015

By Staff

■ Ruth Greager, 93, Fruita, died July 1, 2015, at HopeWest Care Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Survivors include one son, Vern of Colorado Springs; and one daughter, Maxine Moreland of Afton, ...


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Get rid of garden problems before they grow

By Erin McIntyre

When July arrives, my garden reaches a crossroads. If things have gone well and I’ve kept on top of maintenance, after the intense furnace-blast heat dies down a little, the garden is gorgeous. If I’ve neglected tasks or planned ...


Best way to get rid of grass is with a herbicide

By Dennis Hill

I have a 15-foot by 30-foot area of grass I would like to convert into a vegetable garden next season. What is a safe and effective way to get rid of all that grass? Is rototilling that whole area a time or two this fall likely to get that ...


Music Scene: Zolopht tour launch, other area shows July 3-9

By Tammy Gemaehlich

Home-grown reggae, blues/rock band Zolopht is launching its “Pack The Van Tour” and will celebrate with a local party and performance. The band will play from 5–8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at The Ale House, 2531 N. 12th ...


Entertainment Calendar: July 3–9

By Staff

FRIDAY, JULY 3 C.L. REESE, contemporary smooth jazz guitar, 7–10 p.m., Palisade Brewing Company, 200 Peach Ave., Palisade, 464-1462. BICYCLE ANNIE, local rock, “fireworks show,” 9:30 p.m., Cruisers Bar, 715 Horizon Drive, ...


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Sing It, America!

By Melinda Mawdsley

Americans can be a fiery, competitive bunch. (See: War, Revolution.) But Americans also can be soulful and spirited, artistic and unique. Look no further than our music. Whether it’s the inspired lyrics of “The Star-Spangled ...


Quick Picks: First Friday events; Plateau Valley Heritage Days; ‘Hansel & Gretel’ preview

By Melinda Mawdsley

Friday, July 3 TGIF It’s the first Friday of the month, which means it is time to set aside an evening for food, drink and art. Various galleries and shops throughout Grand Junction will host openings for First Friday. Among the ...


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