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City moves closer to ballot measure on west belt route

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city councilors are poised to ask voters on the April ballot whether to allow the city to use excess tax dollars and to incur new debt to complete a western beltway off Riverside Parkway. Also, councilors want to know whether ...


Dive in: CMU divers thriving with new coach

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Logan Pearsall was a pretty good diver in college. He was a four-time national diving champion and six-time All-American at Clarion (Pennsylvania) University. His coach, Dave Hrovat, inspired him to give back and become a coach ...

Town race Saturday at Powderhorn

By Staff

Skiing Town Race set for Powderhorn The fifth annual Subaru Town Race, a fun race that raises funds for the Powderhorn Racing Club, will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Powderhorn Mountain Resort. Another town race will take place ...

Garfield balks at taking over public property

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners have decided against joining a group seeking transfer of federal lands to states, at least for now, based on their reservations about the concept. Commissioners on Monday balked at the idea of joining the ...

County mulls funding for clerk’s software

By Emily Shockley

Proposed legislation aims to put terminal document recording software in clerk and recorders’ offices statewide on life support through a fee increase. But Mesa County commissioners said Monday they would rather cut into county resources ...

Field of GJ council candidates set

By Amy Hamilton

Three Grand Junction city councilors, Barbara Traylor Smith, Bennett Boeschenstein and Duncan McArthur, are running unopposed for the city’s April elections, while four other residents are running contested races for two open at-large ...

House panel OKs bill to help communities with tamarisk removal

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A House panel unanimously approved a bill Monday to help local communities get rid of invasive species such as tamarisk and Russian olive trees because they drink up precious water. While it may seem like that’s a good ...

Blotter, Feb. 3, 2015

By Staff

Boy had airsoft gun A report of a boy with a gun in Fruita on Jan. 9 turned out to be a mostly false alarm, according to the Fruita Police Department. Officers determined the boy in the 1100 block of Wildcat Avenue was in possession of an ...



By Greg Ruland

The medical treatments necessary to keep air flowing to Merry Sechrist’s lungs often sapped her of energy and caused her stress. She said the stress and weariness sometimes showed in her face. Eventually, Sechrist reached out to April ...

Death notices, Feb. 3, 2015

By Staff

■ Dwain Bilberry, 71, Eckert, died Jan. 31, 2015, at Paonia Care Center. No services will take place at this time. Survivors include two sons, Jeff and Mike; one daughter, Tracy Stowell; two brothers, Eddie Joe and Dale; one sister, ...

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