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Teens suspected of vandalism at Fruita convention center work site

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Four teen boys are suspected of causing approximately $10,000 worth of damage to the Fruita Community Center construction site. Officials were expecting the center, at 278 N. Cherry St., to open by Jan. 31, according to the center’s ...


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3,200 have signed petition for vote on city dispensaries

By Amy Hamilton

Volunteers, patients and owners of medical-marijuana dispensaries have fanned out in Grand Junction in recent weeks, pressing forward with a petition drive. The Grand Junction City Council on Oct. 4 voted to ban the shops in city limits, ...


Tipton in Grand Valley for campaign wrap-up

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Republican congressional candidate Scott Tipton joked with 25 supporters Sunday about how long the campaign seems to have gone on. “Who knows? We could probably start negative advertising if it goes on much longer,” Tipton ...


Warm-hearted clothing project of teen goes on after her death

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The day before she died, Fruita Monument High School student Caitlyn True dressed as a homeless person as part of a class presentation so she could introduce Warm Hearts, a blanket- and coat-collecting project for her community. The next day, ...


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Crunchin’ those pumpkins

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Jeff Smith’s pumpkin chunkin’ days began when he saw radio station KEKB’s attempt at pumpkin launching in the late 1990s. “It was lame,” Smith said of the country station’s pumpkin thrower. He set out to ...


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Winning formula boosts interest in math, science for Junction kids

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Other contraptions shook as though they were being filmed in a wind tunnel for a Jell-O commercial, but Cheyenne Fortin’s toothpick-and-marshmallow structure held together as though made of structural steel subjected to a gentle ...


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Marijuana growers coming out of the weeds to plant their medicinal product indoors

By Amy Hamilton

The owner of Desert Bloom Hydroponics, 445 Pitkin Ave., couldn’t have guessed his business would be so green friendly. Nearly two years ago when Kurtis Houston transformed a carpet store into one that helps people grow plants indoors, ...


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Student of the Week: Megan Steele, Palisade HS senior

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GPA: 3.75 After-school activities: Cheerleading and tutoring. Favorite book: It is hard to pick. I have read so many great books. My favorite is a tie between “Just Listen” by Sarah Dessen and “19 Minutes” by Jodi ...


Kids Voing: 2 candidates vie for place on County Commission

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By Austin Moree Two candidates: Steve Acquafresca and Stephen Saint. Two parties: Republican and Libertarian. Only one will assume the title of Mesa County commissioner in District 2 after the Nov. 2 midterm election. District 2 covers the ...


Judge bars removal of trustees

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A judge has headed off a threat by county commissioners to dismiss members of the Montrose Memorial Hospital board of trustees. District Judge Jeff Herron has granted a temporary restraining order against the Montrose County ...


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