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061811 May unemployment graph

Jobless rate changes little over last year

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Grand Junction’s non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point year-over-year this May, reaching 9.9 percent. The local unemployment rate was little changed month-to-month as well, increasing ...

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Judge lowers bond for abuse suspect who is pregnant

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Richard Gurley reduced bond Friday for a Clifton woman suspected of abusing a 9-year-old girl. Dianeth Pittman, 39, was ordered jailed on $100,000 bond at the Mesa County Jail, where she has been in custody since her arrest May ...

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Security tight as escape case heads to trial

By Paul Shockley

In a courtroom closed to the general public, District Judge Richard Gurley on Friday ordered a Clifton man accused of escape from the Mesa County Jail to stand trial next week. This, after a last-minute defense bid to sink the case. Jury ...

Runoff huge, but won’t solve drought thirst

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Water managers will capture much of this year’s high runoff, filling most of the reservoirs in the upper Colorado River Basin and splashing much needed water into Lake Mead. The runoff, though, won’t resolve the long-lasting ...

Audit: County tech section deeply flawed

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An independent analysis of the beleaguered Mesa County Information Technology Department indicates it suffers from a lack of funding and leadership, a significant shortage of staffing and gap in employee skills, and aging infrastructure ...


Camp gives youngsters chance to learn about soccer, UK

By Scott Schlaufman

Growing up in England, Craig Alston found a love of soccer and had no problem showing it. The moment school let out, he would be on the pitch kicking the ball around. “Soccer in England is everyone’s life,” Alston said. ...


Grand Junction Dolphins swim club to merge with Maverick Aquatics on July 1

By Patrick Bahr

An era is coming to an end. Friday at the El Pomar Natatorium at Mesa State College was the first day of the 57th annual Grand Junction Dolphins Invitational Swim Meet. After 57 years, this is the final meet for the Dolphins. The Dolphins ...

Local swimming results, June 17, 2011

By Staff

2011 Grand Junction Dolphins Invitational Friday El Pomar Natatorium Team Results 1. Loveland Swim Club, 487; 2. Montrose Marlins, 274; 3. Falfins Swimming, 270; 4. Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming, 200; 5. Dixie Aquatic Race Team, 157; 6. ...

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Robots rule at math, engineering camp

By Daniel Humphries

Twelve-year-old Jack Lueck knows what he wants to do when he grows up. He wants to build self-intelligent vehicles, and he’ll do everything he can to achieve that dream. The future engineer, along with his 10-year-old sister, Ollie, ...

Blotter, June 18, 2011

By Staff

Delta fight involved gun Christopher Fuller, 26, of Montrose, and James Golden, 26, of Delta, were jailed in connection with a fight that involved a gun at Delta’s Wal-Mart on Thursday night, according to the Delta Police ...

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