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Grape harvest looks OK after January freeze

By Dave Buchanan

If a grape grower should mention he’s been out cutting buds, you might be assured it has nothing to do with a shift to the medical marijuana business. He or she merely has been out among the vines, trying to determine how much damage ...

D51 graduation rate surpasses state at 74 percent for class of 2010

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School District 51’s class of 2010 had a 74 percent graduation rate, compared to 71.8 percent the year before. The district surpassed Colorado’s average graduation rate of 72.4 percent in spring 2010, which was up 1.7 percentage ...

Woman given abortion drug waits on fate of fetus

By The AP

FORT LUPTON — A pregnant Colorado woman mistakenly given an abortion drug by a pharmacist faces an excruciating wait to find out the fate of her unborn child. A pharmacist at a Safeway supermarket in Fort Lupton gave Mareena Silva the ...

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Man’s body found downtown

By Paul Shockley

A man’s body was discovered this morning in the alleyway near Second Street, between Chipeta and Ouray avenues. A resident walking to work around 6 a.m. came across the body, which was face down on the pavement, Grand Junction Police ...

Buck pushes federal balanced budget amendment

By The AP

GREELEY — Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, a former Republican Senate candidate, is forming a nonprofit dedicated to passing a federal balanced budget amendment. Buck said Tuesday the foundation Balance America will focus on ...

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Big snow day in valley

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It didn’t quite compare to the “snowpocalypse” inundating the Eastern and Midwestern United States with flurries, but Grand Junction got more snow Tuesday than it received during the entire month of January. Two inches of ...


GJ business owner takes Club 20 helm

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Bonnie Petersen, a Western Slope native whose background includes owning her own business and representing Qwest Communications, is the new head of Club 20. Petersen, 57, whose family history in western Colorado reaches back to before the ...

DA delays decision on whether to charge woman with abduction of kin

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County prosecutor on Tuesday said he needs more time to decide if a 72-year-old woman will face criminal charges in the alleged abduction of her great-grandson. Rosa Mae Welker, of Grand Junction, appeared free on bond and was ...

Audit revealed $2,600 owed, grill owner says

By Amy Hamilton

An audit of Pinon Grill revealed the restaurant owed the city $2,600 over six years, according to the restaurant’s owner, Steve Hoefer. The prospect that the restaurant at the Tiara Rado Golf Course would face an audit was brought up ...

Lochmiller seeks more prep time before trial

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The owner of failed Valley Investments in Grand Junction pleaded not guilty to 33 charges Tuesday in a case that is set for trial later this month in Denver. Philip Rand Lochmiller, however, is asking that his trial in federal court be ...

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