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Council approves art grants of $43,300

By Emily Shockley

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture will disperse $43,300 to 21 local non-profit groups this year. The Grand Junction City Council approved the grants Monday. The city will provide $35,000, and the rest of the grant money will ...

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Moab on the move

By Amy Hamilton

MOAB, Utah — When there’s a construction boom in Moab, it’s usually for the sake of the tourists. The town of some 5,000 residents estimates about one million visitors each year ogle its dramatic vistas, partake in a ...

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Guilty plea made in Clifton slaying

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A Grand Junction man faces up to 90 years in prison after he reversed course Monday and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man attending a child’s birthday party. Michael Simpson, 24, pleaded guilty in the ...

House panel advances King bill on indecency

By Charles Ashby

It was late in the evening Monday by the time a Colorado House panel got to Rep. Steve King’s bill on masturbation, so the jokes were kept to a minimum. Despite the obvious wisecracks about that stimulating subject, however, the panel ...

Western Slope oil, gas group picks West as new president

By Staff

A Grand Junction man, Old West Trucking owner Jim West, is the new president of the Western Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association. West is a retired Air Force colonel who oversaw a multibillion dollar budget to rebuild Iraq’s national ...

County buys land on mesa for roadwork

By Staff

Mesa County commissioners on Monday agreed to spend more than $70,000 to acquire portions of three pieces of property for a road-improvement project in Molina on Grand Mesa. The county agreed to buy a total of 3.38 acres for $72,579. County ...

Death Notices, March 2, 2010

By Staff

Idonna R. Gage, 100, Grand Junction, died Feb. 26, 2010, at Hospice Care Center. Services are pending with Martin Mortuary. Mrs. Gage was an executive secretary for a college. Survivors include her son, Don Martin of Duncans Mill, Calif.; ...

Police Blotter, March 2, 2010

By Staff

Couple stopped, arrested Antonio Perez, 28, and Gracelia Maldonado, 24, both of Anaheim, Calif, were arrested Sunday after a traffic stop on Interstate 70 turned up some 14 pounds of suspected methamphetamine, which was stored in 13 packages ...

City planning code changes would speed process

By Emily Shockley

The Grand Junction Public Works and Planning Department hopes to make the city zoning and development process easier to navigate with a list of code revisions. The changes include lightening some landscape requirements, allowing more uses to ...

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The arts losing a familiar face

By Staff

Allison Sarmo has no plans to be an idle retiree, searching for things to fill her time. In fact, she already has a list of books she wants to read. She is planning her daughter’s May wedding. It soon will be time to garden. “I ...

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