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Printed Letters: December 16, 2016

By Staff

City should build a community center After having read the Dec. 9 front-page article about the city of Grand Junction going to ask for a tax increase in order to expand and remodel the convention center and to build an events center, I ...

See you in court

By Greg Walcher

A Cornell study of litigation in America a few years ago tracked some 260,000 civil lawsuits by type and disposition, showing an alarming expansion of Americans suing each other. The total number of such lawsuits had increased about 9 percent ...


Jack Frost tardy, but he’s here

By Amy Hamilton

For its 50th year of skiing at Powderhorn Mountain Resort, the season is looking to be a golden one. Skiers rejoiced during Thursday’s opening day and this weekend’s official first open weekend couldn’t arrive at a better ...

Big storm dropping snow in mountains

By Mike Wiggins

A powerful winter storm lumbered into western Colorado overnight, carrying with it the potential for up to 2 feet of snow that should delight skiers for Powderhorn Mountain Resort’s opening weekend, as well as gusty winds that will make ...

Blotter, Dec. 16, 2016

By Staff

Drugs, counterfeits found A Mesa County man was arrested after deputies found drugs and counterfeit money in a vehicle he allegedly ditched when an officer attempted to pull him over in a traffic stop, according to the Mesa County ...

Suicides in Mesa County approaching record

By Gabrielle Porter

A 20-year-old man who died near Bookcliff Liquor Store on Wednesday is the 43rd Mesa County person this year to take their own life, the coroner’s office confirmed Thursday. With deaths by suicide in 2016 nearing the county’s ...

Robbery suspect arrested

By Mike Wiggins

A Grand Junction man accused of robbing a Mexican market at gunpoint last month was arrested with the help of witnesses who recognized his distinct tattoos. William Labreck, 26, was advised this week he could be charged with felony counts of ...

Air regulators OK deal to close coal-power plants

By Dennis Webb

State air-quality regulators on Thursday approved a deal providing for the eventual shutdown of coal power facilities in Craig and Nucla. The action came after discussion that pointed to both the cleaner air that would result and the economic ...

Colorado delegates eager to talk to Interior pick

By Gary Harmon

U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Montana, will have to demonstrate commitment to environmental concerns to win the vote of one Colorado senator to be confirmed as secretary of the Interior. Zinke, meanwhile, won praise from industry and sporting ...


DUI suspect has drunken-driving history

By Gabrielle Porter

A man found hiding in the bushes with alcohol on his breath near a ditched stolen truck Wednesday evening had a well-documented history of drinking and driving. Gary Robert Johnson, 58, had four driving under the influence convictions and a ...

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