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Blotter, Sept. 2, 2014

By Staff

Man dies after rollover A 52-year-old Nevada man died from injuries after he was thrown from the sport utility vehicle he was driving when it went off Interstate 70 west of Grand Junction and rolled, Colorado State Patrol reported. A.B. ...


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Paint hangar to give valley economic boost

By Charles Ashby

It’ll be several months yet before it’s done, but West Star Aviation’s new airplane paint hangar is under construction. That project, two years in the making, is expected to increase business activity for the Grand Junction ...


State fund for retirees is healthy

By Charles Ashby

The state’s largest public employee pension system passed its annual financial checkup with flying colors last week. A state audit of the Colorado Public Employee Retirement Association, which holds and manages pensions for just about ...


Grand Junction Rockies highlights

By Allen Gemaehlich

Grand Junction Rockies eliminated from Pioneer League playoffs with 15-8 loss to Orem.  ...


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GJ resident was Powell’s fellow river runner, later vocal critic

By Bob Silbernagel

Editor’s note: This is the first of three columns about Jack Sumner, who accompanied John Wesley Powell on one of his famous trips down the Colorado River. In 1904, 

author and adventurer Frederick Dellenbaugh urged Grand ...


MDA, local firefighters team up to help fight muscular dystrophy

By Amy Hamilton

Michael Chamberlain never really thought about giving back until a good friend his age died of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. By 23, Chamberlain’s friend, Bryant Rogers,  had squeezed the most out of his short life and is ...


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Graff Dairy closes shop after 50 years

By Amy Hamilton

How long would you wait for an ice cream cone? Any wait times seemed irrelevant Sunday because it was Graff Dairy ice cream and it was its absolute last day in business. There’s no doubt the institution off 29 Road in the converted ...


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Helpful nudge from friend

By Emily Shockley

Peyton Behl didn’t mind that his reading partner on a recent weekday afternoon at the Fruita library licked his face and shed long, black hairs on the pages of his book. In fact, that was the highlight of the 6-year-old Fruita ...


Blotter, Sept. 1, 2014

By Staff

Joyride ends in crash A joyriding juvenile swiped a relative’s vehicle and later crashed in the northwest part of Grand Junction on Aug. 20, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The vehicle was valued at about ...


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Student of the Week, Sept. 1, 2014

By Staff

GPA: 3.6 After-school activities: Work and Central Ties activities. Favorite book and its author: Anything written by Nora Roberts. Favorite TV show: “Duck Dynasty.” Favorite band or musician: Nickelback. Parents: Jennifer and ...


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