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GJ unemployment rate at 8.5 percent

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The Grand Junction metropolitan area, which includes all of Mesa County, had an 8.5 percent unemployment rate in October, the same rate recorded locally in September. Colorado’s unemployment rate in October was also the same as it was ...

Dozens of rabbits found along road in Colorado Springs

By The AP

COLORADO SPRINGS — Animal advocates are trying to find out why someone apparently left dozens of rabbits along a road in Colorado Springs. Someone spotted the white bunnies Sunday and members of the Dream Power Animal Rescue and other ...

State regulators OK Xcel Energy wind contract

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado regulators have approved a contract for Xcel Energy to buy 200 megawatts of power from a wind farm slated to be built in Limon next year. The Public Utilities Commission voted 3-0 Monday to approve the deal. Xcel is ...

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Man shot with Taser in pot deal

By Paul Shockley

Two men face a variety of possible charges after one shot the other with a Taser during a drug deal that turned into a robbery Saturday night in downtown Grand Junction, according to arrest affidavits. Derrick D. Richardson, 19, of Aurora, ...

KAFM fires executive director

By Melinda Mawdsley

It is a season of change at KAFM Community Radio. Executive Director Marc Foster was fired after nearly one year in charge of the local station, 88.1 FM. The radio station’s board of directors made the decision after a lengthy ...

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Tisue, Leany join school board

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Jeff Leany and Ann Tisue officially joined the School District 51 Board of Directors on Monday. The two new board members, who won election Nov. 1, took the oath of office at noon during a special meeting of the board. Tisue and Leany could ...

Huge housing project gets nod in GarCo

By Dennis Webb

A rare major housing proposal during a time of anemic real estate sales and construction activity won the support of Garfield County commissioners Monday as they tentatively approved a 366-unit development. The project, River Edge Colorado, ...

Bear Ranch land swap mostly supported at Delta meeting

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Billionaire William Koch on Monday laid groundwork to ask that Congress approve a multistate, multiagency land swap that would consolidate his ranch in western Colorado. Opponents to the expansion of Bear Ranch, which is tucked behind Paonia ...

Health Briefs, Nov. 22, 2011

By Staff

GJ resident appointed to health council Susan Hall of Grand Junction has been appointed to the Colorado Rural Health Care Council. Hall’s term on the council will last through the end of 2013. The council formed in 2007 to oversee ...


The Commons to add wing for seniors with dementia

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The Commons of Hilltop at 625 27 1/2 Road is scheduled to open a new wing for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in January. The wing, on the retirement community’s first floor, will have 11 apartments. The area will ...

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