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No. 9 story of 2016: Stormwater fee prompts legal fight

By Staff

The first months of 2016 saw the first wave of bills for stormwater management go out to more than 40,000 property owners in the Grand Valley Drainage District — a new, contentious fee added to customer bills that drew a sharp schism ...


No. 6 story of 2016: Major changes in health care

By Charles Ashby

Editor’s note: Today is the first of three editions that will recount the Top 10 Stories of 2016 — stories that made the most impact locally, or were leading themes that were repeated throughout the news cycles of 2016. The list is ...

No. 7 story of 2016: Shrinking revenues, rising costs bedevil local governments

By Amy Hamilton

A trend of shrinking revenues and increasing costs caught up with local governments this year. The story of how local cities and Mesa County trimmed budgets, staff and postponed capital projects is the No. 7 story of 2016. Almost immediately ...

No. 8 story of 2016: Natural gas hits bottom, but is poised for recovery

By Dennis Webb

When it comes to local natural gas development, 2016 may go down as a year of bottoming out, more selling out, and renewed hope for the industry thanks to a huge new resource estimate and a late-year improvement in prices. Just three rigs ...


Records: Suspect admitted to slaying

By Gabrielle Porter

The day after 20-year-old Caleb Fettig was stabbed to death on the edge of a Grand Junction trailer park Dec. 5, his accused killer confessed the murder to several people who later described the confession to police, according to recently ...

Death Notices, Dec. 30, 2016

By Staff

■ Elwanda Hodo, 87, Clifton, died Dec. 28, 2016, at HopeWest and Hospice Care Center. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado, 2830 Riverside Parkway, Grand Junction. Mrs. Hodo was a ...

‘Guys and Dolls’ musical comedy a great way to spend weekend

By Tammy Gemaehlich

High Desert Opera would prefer if you didn’t gamble with your New Year’s weekend and make plans to see “Guys and Dolls” instead. The Grand Valley opera and musical theater group will present three fully-staged ...

Entertainment Briefs, Dec. 30

By Staff

Board opens 2017 grant program The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture has opened its grant program for 2017 and will host a grant writing workshop Jan. 11 to assist applicants in a successful submission. There is $30,000 ...

Lines West, Dec. 30, 2016

By Staff

a gathering of icebergs they gather tuesdays and talk about current events who broke up this week how quickly it can change from i only have ice for you to the cold shoulder share theories of why so many are losing weight ...

Email Letters: December 29, 2016

By Staff

Obama’s move on Bears Ears less about conservation, more about narcissism Outgoing President Obama’s recent land grab in creating Bears Ears National Monument is less about conservation and more about his own narcissism. It is a ...

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