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Printed Letters: August 9, 2017

By Staff

Community should 
support schools, safety The county is facing requests for increased funding for public safety and public education. Sunday’s headline: “Vision of region as a technology hub stalled without big local ...


Gardner’s opposition to the ACA
is wrong for Colorado and the nation

By Bill Grant

For more than a year Sen. Cory Gardner has avoided a town-hall type meeting with his constituents. His preferred method of communication with his constituents is by telephone, but last week they caught up with him live at a meeting in ...

Sports Briefs, Aug. 8, 2017

By Staff

NFL Broncos preseason games on KGJT The Denver Broncos kick off their preseason schedule on Thursday. All four of Denver’s preseason games will be broadcast on KJCT, channels 8 and 10. Thursday, the Broncos travel to Chicago for a 6 ...

Jussel:  has a purpose for several Broncos

By Rick Jussel

Finally, football. If not real, at least live and in color. The Denver Broncos are in Chicago going against the Bears Thursday with kickoff set for 6 p.m. Scores won’t count. Efforts will. For more than half of those suiting up, this ...


Rain suspends GJ Rockies’ game

By Jon Mitchell

Any fears of the Grand Junction Rockies’ offensive outburst against Missoula disappearing after a heavy rain storm were put to rest Tuesday night. Grand Junction (22-23, 4-3 Pioneer League second half) entered the top of the fourth ...

Getting it Right: Aug. 9, 2017

By Staff

A story on page 1A Monday should have said that open houses for the Western Slope Center for Children, 259 Grand Ave., will be held today from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  ...


Sales-tax revenue in Mesa County up 4th straight month

By Gary Harmon

Sales tax revenues for Mesa County jumped for the fourth-consecutive month in July, suggesting that the Grand Valley economy might be turning a corner. More than $2.7 million in sales-tax money flowed into the county’s coffers in July, ...

School board adds 10-year sunset provision to plan for mill-levy override

By Katie Langford

The School District 51 Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday to add a 10-year sunset provision onto a proposed mill levy override, in what was described as an effort to bolster community trust and support. In November, Mesa County ...

Palisade leases 12 acres for solar farm

By Amy Hamilton

Palisade stands to benefit from sunny days, thanks to a new agreement between the town and a 2-megawatt solar array planned for 12 acres near the new Cameo Shooting and Education Complex. Palisade trustees on Tuesday night unanimously ...


Parcel near GJ protected for big game

By Dennis Webb

An agreement will permanently protect 524 acres of prime wildlife habitat on the flanks of Grand Mesa about 35 miles east of Grand Junction. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation said in a news release that it partnered with conservation-minded ...

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