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GJ founder looks over city from tomb on Orchard Mesa

By Kathy Jordan

When you travel south toward Orchard Mesa, you might see a small but imposing stone structure overlooking the city of Grand Junction as you top the Fifth Street Bridge. This structure is the tomb of our city’s founder, George A. ...


A fruitful victory

By Staff

The announcement this week by the Mesa County Division of Pest Management that victory has been declared in the fight against the Japanese beetle was welcome. Earlier in this decade, when the beetles were first discovered in the Palisade area, ...


Shuffle doesn’t stop GJ tennis team

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Heading into the season, the Grand Junction High School tennis team was set up for success in the singles position. With freshman Spencer Weinberg taking over at No. 1 singles, that allowed the top two players from last year, Parker Hegstrom ...


West Slope still a land apart in congressional representation

By Rick Wagner

When I was quite young there was a move afoot — only slightly joking — to have Congress divide the state into Colorado and western Colorado so we felt like we could get some representation. Many in the western part of the state ...


Sideline chatter: It’s a numbers game

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Certain numbers just go with certain players. 7: John Elway 3: Babe Ruth 42: Jackie Robinson 32: Michael Jordan 4: Brett Favre Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Johnson took such a liking to his No. 85 that he legally changed his name to ...


Penry raises $416K in third quarter

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State Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, amassed $416,000 in third-quarter funds raised, about 90 percent of the amount posted by the governor he hopes to succeed. Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, announced earlier this week that he raised ...


Agency declares victory over Japanese Beetle

By Staff

After six years, the Mesa County Division of Pest Management is declaring victory over the Japanese Beetle in Palisade. The beetles, which feast on orchard fruits and could have caused untold damage to crops and cost orchard owners thousands ...


Confusion, angst at Fruitvale annexation meeting

By Staff

A two-hour long meeting Wednesday to discuss the circulation of petitions to annex the western half of Fruitvale into the city of Grand Junction evolved into an explosion of questions and an outpouring of emotion. Many residents were opposed ...


Death notices: Oct. 8, 2009

By Staff

Eldon Bruce Jennings, 49, Fruita, died Oct. 1, 2009 at Hospice Care Center. Services will be held at a later date. Mr. Jennings was a cook. He is survived by his wife, Lauren Clark-Jennings; three sons, Bruce Eldon Jennings of Georgia, ...


Driver in Feb. double fatal to enter plea deal

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office has reached a plea agreement with a man charged in a February drunken-driving accident that killed a Grand Junction mother and daughter, according to court records. Derrick Maxfield, 20, of ...


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