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GJ council picks Coons as mayor

By Melinda Mawdsley

Teresa Coons and Bonnie Beckstein were elected unanimously to serve as Grand Junction mayor and mayor pro tem, respectively, during Wednesday’s Grand Junction City Council meeting. The City Council selects a mayor and mayor pro tem ...


No deal for dog killer in drug case

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Brian Flynn refused a request Wednesday for extending plea deal talks in a drug case against a man who admitted last week to killing a dog. Laura Koenig, a public defender for 38-year-old Steven Clay Romero, asked the judge ...

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Contractors now need training to remove lead paint

By Amy Hamilton

A new federal regulation that affects thousands of contractors in the Grand Valley quietly slipped into law late last month. As of April 22, a lead paint regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires that anyone who is paid ...

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Anxiety, hope mingle at energy expo

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — The ink is barely dry on the process technology diploma that Rifle resident Theresa Fontenette earned from Colorado Mountain College, and she already wishes she had picked a career other than the energy industry. “I do. ...

$500,000 grant to help build Rifle clinic

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A Glenwood Springs-based health center will receive a $500,000 grant from the Colorado Health Foundation to build a clinic in Rifle that will serve a burgeoning population of patients who are on Medicaid or don’t have insurance. The ...

Body reportedly seen floating in Colorado River

By Staff

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department received a report Wednesday afternoon of a body floating in the Colorado River east of the No Name rest area. Deputies responded to the scene, along with the Glenwood ...

I-70 rollover kills GJ man

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man died Wednesday after his pickup careened off Interstate 70 near Avon. Dustin Millett, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene around 6:30 a.m., according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Rick Kaspar. The 2007 Nissan Titan ...

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‘Thank you for always understanding’

By Debra Dobbins

Participating in Teacher Appreciation Week, young people across Grand Valley express gratitude to area educators who strive to “teach students to their fullest potential.” # # # Dear Mr. Kennedy, Thank you for always ...

Local Briefs, May 6, 2010

By Staff

Governor candidates forum planned tonight Two Republican candidates for governor, Scott McInnis and Dan Maes, will participate in a candidate forum at 6:30 tonight at the Western Slope Conservative Alliance meeting at Grand Junction City ...

Death Notices, May 6, 2010

By Staff

Caroline Faye Arnold, 74, Fruita, died May 4, 2010, at Hospice Care Center. Services are pending with Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Ms. Arnold was a waitress. Survivors include four sons, Bradley Brandon and Wayne Brandon, both of Grand ...

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