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How about a living wage?

By Claudette Konola

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted 14-1 to increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. Los Angeles is America’s second largest city and 40 percent of the city’s workforce currently earns less than $15 an hour. It is ...


Speed is never out of style

By Matt Meyer

Rewind to the mid 1980s, and Formula Super Vee racing had taken off in the United States as a feeder system for IndyCar. It’s a competitive but relatively affordable car that tops out at well over 100 miles per hour, complete with ...

Sports Brief, June 2, 2015

By Staff

Junior Golf 5 GJ golfers place in CJGA tourneys Five junior golfers from Grand Junction placed in Colorado Junior Golf Association tournaments last month, including one winning his division. Trevor Olkowski won the boys 16-18 age division ...

Local running results, June 2, 2015

By Staff

Striders Desert 5-Mile Run May 30 1. Jared Leblow 29:29; 2. Marty Wacker 29:36; 3. Patrick Hummel 33:31; 4. Ted Leblow 34:11; 5. Dillon Lonzl 35:19; 6. Ryan James 39:47; 7. Cynthia Malleck 43:24; 8. Greg Gewitt 43:45; 9. Nicholas Hamacher ...

Cops probe assault on Rood Avenue

By Staff

Officers with the Grand Junction Police Department are investigating an assault that occurred just before 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Rood Avenue. One person was sent to a hospital with unspecified injuries. That person remained in ...

Development panel agrees to purchase R-5 for $1.35M

By Emily Shockley

The possibility of R-5 High School getting a new home became a near-certainty Tuesday night, when the District 51 School Board approved a contract for the sale of the R-5 property at 310 N. Seventh St. to the Downtown Development ...


FAA investigating De Beque Canyon incident

By Gary Harmon

A jet that sheared through at least one power cable in De Beque Canyon on Thursday should have been no lower than 500 feet above the Colorado River, federal rules suggest. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident, a ...

Conservationists seek to back frack rules in court

By Dennis Webb

Six conservation groups are seeking to have a voice in two federal lawsuits in order to defend new Bureau of Land Management rules on hydraulic fracturing — and to continue pressing their case for making the rules even stronger. The ...

Residents show up to praise police

By Amy Hamilton

Residents in the downtown Grand Junction neighborhood where a police officer-involved shooting death occurred indicated their support of law enforcement’s quick response. About 30 neighbors in the area of Washington Park showed up at ...

PUC to hold hearings on Xcel rate hike plan

By Staff

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission is to hold a series of public hearings later this month to consider proposed rate hikes requested by Xcel Energy. The public utility, which serves much of the Grand Valley, says it needs rate increases ...

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