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Change is on the horizon in Clifton

By Penny Stine

The future of Clifton is up in the air right now; it’s in an unincorporated area in Mesa County. It’s not part of Grand Junction like Orchard Mesa or the Redlands, yet it is not a separate city or township, like Fruita or Palisade. ...

Mesa State New Residence Halls

City:  A work in progress

By Penny Stine

Although the city contains some of the oldest housing areas in the region, it’s also an area that’s constantly changing. New commercial buildings, new restaurants, remodeling projects and street redesigns are all contributing to an ...

Convenient or not: Glade Park is still paradise to many

By Penny Stine

Although Glade Park has changed over the years, it’s not a community where anything happens overnight. That can be both a blessing and a curse. Right now, the community is fighting to keep its post office, which has been housed in a ...

Some may need to clean up their acts

By Staff

“How was Thanksgiving?” I asked as Tanya and I started our coaching session. “We had a wonderful time with family and friends,” she said. “We had 19 people over for dinner, and then played a game of football in ...

Anvil Points shale waste still being cleaned up

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Federal officials are looking to find a place to bury as much as 20,000 cubic yards of waste material from a 1940s-era research project. The Bureau of Land Management, which is in charge of cleaning up the Anvil Points Oil Shale Research ...

GarCo leans toward mineral rights swap

By Staff

Garfield County commissioners have decided not to endorse a U.S. Department of Energy proposal for management of future natural gas development near the Project Rulison nuclear blast site. Commissioners on Monday instead reiterated their ...

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Fans camp on Hooters doorstep

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Natalie Levesque is excited to be working as a Hooters girl at the new restaurant on North Avenue, which opened to a crowd of people Monday morning. Levesque said the prerequisites for the job, as she understood them, were a great ...

After closing arguments, jury weighs Helmick’s fate

By Paul Shockley

Prosecutors argued Monday that Miriam Helmick shot her husband in the head as a “gravy train” of lavish spending on her was coming to end, then spun a web of lies to cover her tracks. Chief Deputy District Attorney Tammy Eret, ...

Local briefs: Dec. 8, 2009

By Staff

Parade of Lights winners announced The winners of the 2009 Parade of Lights have been announced. In the band category, first place went to Fruita Monument High School; second place, Grand Junction High School; and third place, Palisade High ...

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Snowfall of 4 or more inches expected in GJ

By Emily Shockley

A winter storm iced roads Monday, causing school closures and sending cars careening. Parachute and De Beque schools will be closed today because of the weather. Jeff Kirtland, spokesman for School District 51, said Monday that employees in ...

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