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City votes to use sewer-plant gas to fuel its vehicles

By Amy Hamilton

A long-standing idea to use methane flared off at Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant and convert it to compressed natural gas to run fleet vehicles got the green light Wednesday night by Grand Junction city councilors. Councilors approved of ...


Park designation gives California town a boost

By Gary Harmon

For the agricultural town of Soledad, California, the economic backbone of the community has been lettuce and broccoli and a state prison with a recent assist from small wineries. Now, however, Pinnacles National Park is bumping up sales tax ...

Death notices, July 3, 2014

By Staff

■ Jack E. Blankenship, 88, Battlement Mesa, died June 29, 2014, at HopeWest Care Center. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Mr. Blankenship was an oil and mineral landman in the energy ...


Summer skids

By Matt Meyer

The Colorado Rockies have hit a long skid, dropping 14 of their past 16 games. The Grand Junction Rockies have had similar woes, with a 4-6 record in their past 10 games. But the Advanced Rookie club has a lot more to be optimistic about. ...

Jussel: Countdown to camp

By Rick Jussel

July 23. It’s an important date for two reasons: First, I receive my Social Security monthly stipend on that date. Second, and probably more important to you, the Denver Broncos report to training camp. It’s tough trying to fill ...

Four-run 9th lifts GJ Rox past Orem

By Staff

Luis Jean scored on a wild pitch in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday night to ignite a rally in which Yonathan Daza scored on a fielder’s choice and Kevin Padlo hit a two-run triple as the Grand Junction Rockies topped Orem ...

Sports Briefs, July 2, 2014

By Staff

Legion Baseball Gene Taylor’s rallies for victory Zane Abeyta hit a two-run double to cap a three-run sixth inning as Gene Taylor’s rallied to defeat Rock Springs, Wyoming, 5-3 in a nonleague American Legion baseball game ...

Timeout, July 2, 2014

By Staff

Timeout guidelines: Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event to 970-244-8578, email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) //= 0; i=i-1){ if (l[i].substring(0, 1) == ' ') output += ...

Grand Junction Rockies box, July 2, 3014

By Staff

Grand Junction 6, Orem 2 Grand Junction Orem ab r h bi ab r h bi McClure lf 2 1 2 1 Way cf 5 0 1 0 Jean ss 3 1 0 0 Linares 2b 3 0 0 0 Daza rf 4 1 0 0 Houchins ph 1 0 0 0 Causey 1b 3 1 0 0 Seiz 1b 4 0 0 0 Nunez c 4 0 0 1 Strentz ...

Local golf results, July 2, 2014

By Staff

Holes in One Johnny Olson, June 28 at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa. No. 8, a 150-yard, par-3, with a 9-iron. Witnesses: Dan Michna, Jeff Wassenaar, Bill McDowwell. Lubby Pelletier, June 21 at Chipeta Golf Course. No. 11 a 211-yard, par-4, ...

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