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Earth Day celebration at Expo Park on Orchard Mesa has plenty to offer

By Staff

Visitors to the Earth Day 2010 festivities can learn how to make a difference in the world all while enjoying entertainment, art and food. The third annual Earth Day celebration, hosted by High Noon Solar, will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...

Fruita rec to have bike rodeo

By Staff

Test your newspaper throwing skills and see how far you can toss a bike tire during the annual Bike Rodeo in Fruita. Hosted by Fruita’s recreation department and Western Flyers, the free community event will be from 9 a.m. to noon, ...

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Law enforcement seeks man reported missing

By Staff

The family of a 40-year-old man reported missing yesterday believes he may be a danger to himself, and are hoping the public can help locate him. Sean Houck was last seen in the 400 block of 32 Road early yesterday morning and is believed to ...

Unemployment climbs again in Mesa County

By Emily Shockley

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Mesa County crested at 9.9 percent in March, a 0.2 percent increase from February’s unemployment rate. Colorado’s unemployment rate reached 7.9 percent in March, also a 0.2 percent ...

Local VA Hospital dealing with power outage

By Staff

The Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center on North Avenue has lost power to a large portion of the hospital this morning, forcing at-risk patients to be moved to other health facilities, officials say. Power at the facility remains ...

Rep proposes task force for immigrant sheepherders

By The AP

DENVER — A Colorado lawmaker has introduced legislation to form a task force to study ways to help immigrant sheepherders who work long hours for little money on the desolate western Plains. Rep. Daniel Kagan, a Denver Democrat, says ...

Storms could bring snow, flash floods to southern Colo.

By The AP

DENVER — Storms moving into Colorado are expected to dump up to a foot of snow in the southwest mountains and unleash heavy rains that could cause flash floods in the south-central part of the state. The National Weather Service has ...

Police investigate reported Colo. Springs kidnapping

By The AP

Police are searching for a 23-year-old woman and her two children after a reported kidnapping in Colorado Springs. Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Al Johnson. Sgt. Darrin Abbink says in a statement that a witness called police ...

Financial show meant for teens

By Melinda Mawdsley

Vince Shorb had heard enough financial nightmares to convince him to help. On Saturday, Shorb and Money XLive co-founder Chad Penry bring their high-energy financial show, Money XLive, to Suplizio Field. Shorb and Penry’s Money XLive ...

Speed bill aims to reduce road kill

By Charles Ashby

Animals can’t read, so motorists have to do it for them and slow down through areas they frequent, Rep. Kathleen Curry told lawmakers this week. Although Curry was only partially joking, the matter was brought up on the floor of the ...

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