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Mesa County Fair celebrates 125 years

By Staff

The Mesa County Fair will celebrate its 125th anniversary with fireworks, the Grand Junction Centennial Band and a cake decorating contest among other events from July 17–21 at the fairgrounds, 2785 U.S. Highway 50. A few of the things ...


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Take a tour of downtown Grand Junction

By Ann Wright

You could sit on a park bench and drink in downtown Grand Junction while enjoying a mocha. Or you could take a tour. Main Street, Colorado Avenue and the streets between, there are a number of ways to visit downtown that will have you seeing ...


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Discover fun in the eastern Utah desert

By Melinda Mawdsley

You’re not on Mars. You’re at Goblin Valley State Park. Or at least you could be. The park’s hoodoos, above, are just some of many unique landscapes to be seen and experienced in Eastern Utah. Not far from Globin Valley is ...


Firefighters battle blaze in northern Colorado

By The Associated Press

LIVERMORE — More firefighters are being called in to fight a wildfire in northern Colorado that has damaged one building and prompted evacuations of more than a dozen homes. Officials say about 80 more firefighters are expected to be on ...


Frisco urging voluntary water conservation

By The Associated Press

FRISCO — The town of Frisco is asking residents to voluntarily conserve water. The town is preparing for possible drought conditions following a dry winter and spring with below-average snowpack. Town officials said Monday they are ...


Illegal immigrant tuition cut reviewed by Metro State

By The Associated Press

DENVER — Metropolitan State College of Denver is considering a tuition cut for illegal-immigrant students. The proposal being considered by an advisory board on Wednesday would cut rates by more than half. According to the Denver Post, ...


Western State switches to university status Aug. 1

By Charles Ashby

Gunnison’s Western State College will soon be known as Western State Colorado University now that Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill into law approving that name change. The measure, one of several the governor signed into law  ...


Justman resents his fee for using Fruita center

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Some festering sores got a workover as two Fruita-area candidates for the Mesa County Commission debated Monday night. Ken Henry and John Justman, both Republicans, are vying for the party’s nomination in the general election and spoke ...


Council may not waive development fees

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members may be more inclined in the future to deny developers’ requests to waive fees paid by new construction to offset the impact of growth. Council members during a workshop Monday appeared to agree that ...


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Candidate gathers 1,200 signatures for spot on ballot

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A Grand Junction businesswoman turned in nearly 1,200 signatures to election officials Monday in her bid for an open seat on the Mesa County commission. Jana Bingham Gerow needs 750 signatures to get on the ballot as an unaffiliated voter. If ...


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