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7th Street closures last until June 6

By Staff

The big sewer line replacement project on Seventh Street between North and Orchard avenues continues to snarl traffic in the area, and a modified construction schedule from the city promises lane closures through at least June 6. Starting ...

Park opponents cite traffic, harm to economy

By Gary Harmon

Rim Rock Canyons National Park would do more harm to the Grand Valley economy and the values it might be intended to protect than Colorado National Monument already is doing, opponents of park status for the monument said. About 60 people ...

New rules
 allow fight 
on beetles

By Staff

States such as Colorado will have a freer hand to deal with beetle-infested forests under new U.S. Forest Service procedures announced on Tuesday in Denver. The new procedures will be used in the Grand Mesa and Gunnison national forests, ...

D51 to debut new teacher pay model

By Emily Shockley

District 51 teachers are headed for a new compensation system starting in 2015-16 following District 51 School Board members’ unanimous approval Tuesday of a negotiated agreement with teacher representation group Mesa Valley Education ...


target elderly,
 possibly here

By Charles Ashby

A state grand jury indicted five men Tuesday on 66 counts of racketeering, saying the men allegedly were operating a home-repair scam that targeted older Coloradans, including some in the region. Operating under a company called Asphalt ...

Blotter, May 21, 2014

By Staff

Samaritan punched in face A Grand Junction man allegedly drove his vehicle into a ditch Monday morning then punched in the face a man who pulled up to the scene to offer help, according to law enforcement. David Lingle, 30, reportedly ...


Charlesworth combative at Blagg hearing

By Paul Shockley

Marilyn Charlesworth lied about lying. And that’s the truth, she testified Tuesday. At times combative, unapologetic and angry, the Grand Junction woman at the heart of a motion for a new trial filed on behalf of convicted killer ...


Seating may be most visible change at Avalon

By Amy Hamilton

The magic started last Wednesday when workers began unpacking dozens of cardboard boxes filled with brick red-colored seats. By Tuesday, workers had nearly filled the Avalon Theatre with assembled seats, the new digs promising to be a ...

Spill threat greatest after drilling, fracking, study says

By Dennis Webb

Amid public concern about the effects of drilling and particularly hydraulic fracturing, a new state study has found the greatest threat of spills related to oil and gas development comes after those activities are done. “Somewhat to ...

Briefs, May 21, 2014

By Staff

Next phase of Seventh Street work starts The sewer replacement project on Seventh Street, between North Avenue and Orchard Avenue, will have new road closure configurations beginning today. The project involves major construction activity ...

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