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Stabbing suspect posts bond, then is arrested again

By Paul Shockley

A combat veteran accused of stabbing four people after becoming upset about fireworks is facing new allegations that he forged a prescription to get drugs from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Grand Junction. Alejandro Olvera, 25, who ...


Enrollment dips at high schools within D51

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School District 51 administrators still are predicting flat enrollment for 2011–12 despite counting 39 fewer students Tuesday than they did the day after Labor Day 2010. On Aug. 30, the district counted 21,123 students, a 38-person ...


Organic farm plans big solar project

By Dennis Webb

The developer of an organic farm southeast of Rifle won approval Tuesday to build what he believes would be the largest privately owned solar-energy project in Colorado. Garfield County commissioners approved a proposal by Eagle Springs ...


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Palisade farmers weigh in with heavy crop of peaches

By Amy Hamilton

Farmers in Palisade have been producing some monster peaches this season, but Robert Helmer’s more than two decades in farming never produced the mammoth peach he now holds proudly. The Cresthaven peach that came through the packing ...


Buck campaigning again, pushes budget amendment

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Ken Buck, who sought unsuccessfully to unseat Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., last year, will campaign again in Grand Junction, this time for a balanced-budget amendment. An amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced budget has struck a ...


Tigers climb to No. 2 in Class 5A state football poll

By Staff

Grand Junction High School football coach Robbie Owens said last week the Tigers were embracing the preseason ranking of No. 4 in the state, but wanted to forge their own identity. So far, the Tigers’ 2011 identity is this: No. 2 in ...


Steinkirchner’s solid play lifts Bulldogs past Wildcats

By Staff

Audrey Steinkirchner’s 13 kills led Palisade to a sweep of Fruita Monument Tuesday night in a nonleague volleyball match at Fruita. The Bulldogs’ 6-foot-2 senior middle blocker also had nine digs in the 25-16, 25-19, 25-21 ...


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Sebesta in right place at right time to lift Central past Fruita

By Scott Schlaufman

Jacob Sebesta has an uncanny sense of timing on the soccer field. “Jacob has a knack for being in the right place in the right time,” Central coach Doug Beach said. “He’s not the fastest guy, he just knows where to put ...


Golf in Brief: Mavs tied for third in Alamosa

By Staff

College Golf Mavs tied for third in Alamosa Colorado Mesa University shot 14-over-par 582 through the first two rounds Tuesday of the Grizzly Invitational/RMAC Tournament No. 1 at Cattails Golf Course in Alamosa. The Mavericks are tied for ...


6-month sales, use tax revenue for city up 9.2%

By Amy Hamilton

Residents and visitors of Grand Junction are fond of shopping, but they really loved buying furniture and appliances this year. Tax collections on sales of furniture and appliances in Grand Junction increased 37.2 percent for the first half ...


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