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Early morning fire damages Orchard Mesa home

By Staff

The Grand Junction Fire Department said an early morning fire resulted in roughly $150,000 damage to a home and the cause was still under investigation. Firefighters reported heavy smoke showing from the front of a home at 2931 Lyle Drive, ...

Rifle state veterans nursing home will stay open

By The AP

DENVER — State officials say the State Veterans Nursing Home in Rifle is on the way to financial recovery and will remain open. Concerns surfaced after state auditors said in June the facility was losing money. Auditors said today the ...

Buescher to work in Attorney General’s Office

By Charles Ashby

Former Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is going to be a lawyer again. The Grand Junction resident and former Democratic state legislator for House District 55 is expected to officially announce later today that he has accepted a job with ...

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City reconsiders reverse angle parking, may reverse itself

By Amy Hamilton

After nearly three years of complaints about the 47 back-in parking spaces on sections of Seventh and Main streets, the city of Grand Junction will consider reconstructing reverse parking to the standard front-end parking. Grand Junction City ...

Ambulance contract will be up for bid, council says

By Amy Hamilton

A contract for ambulance services held by the city of Grand Junction will be put out for bid. The current contract, which is handled by the Grand Junction Fire Department, was awarded on a five-year basis and that contract expires in June. The ...

This week in the Legislature, Jan. 18, 2011

By Staff

For most of the first full week of a legislative session, committees get briefings from various state departments and agencies, and this year is no exception. A few bills that committees will consider this week include: Today: The House ...

College worker says state personnel rules provide safeguards

By Charles Ashby

Mesa State College President Tim Foster and other workers at the four-year school want out of the state personnel system, but not everyone at the school agrees it’s a good idea. While Foster and one member of a group that represents ...

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Riverside neighborhood has gotten worse, speaker says

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Martin Luther King Jr. may have led a march toward equality, but there are more steps to take before that goal is reached. That was the message Steven Enos-Martinez, a Redlands Middle School Leadership for Education, Achievement and ...

High-end eateries stung in liquor enforcement check

By Staff

Ten Mesa County businesses, including a couple high-end restaurants, received summonses for selling alcohol to minors during compliance checks by police over the weekend, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Police accompanied ...

Medical bill adds up for suspect in Rifle shootout

By Dennis Webb

Taxpayers are paying nearly $1,000 a day for the health care of a Garfield County Jail inmate who was arrested after he was wounded in a shootout with Rifle police. Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario said care for Phillip Amonette is ...

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