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Physicians cautious on mammogram changes

By Amy Hamilton

For as long as most women can remember, turning 40 means getting a mammogram that year and every year after. That thinking shouldn’t be absolute, according to recommendations released recently from a U.S. Department of Health ...

Health Briefs, Nov. 17, 2009

By Staff

Fundraiser for Gross family to be at Bananas Help a Grand Junction man battling a brain tumor by making plans to attend a fundraiser on Dec. 6. Kenny Gross recently was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor and had surgery last month. A ...

Sentence in girl’s death is 32 years

By Amy Hamilton

Nothing less than the maximum, 32 years in prison, would have pleased the father of a 3-year-old girl who died by child abuse. Jamie Baca said some sort of justice was served when the killer of his daughter, Miranda Baca, was handed that ...

Junk numbers on jobs

By Staff

Congressman David Obey is no Rush Limbaugh right-winger, denouncing President Barack Obama at every turn. The Wisconsin Democrat is chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and a key member of the Democratic leadership in Congress. So ...

Death Notices, Nov. 18, 2009

By Staff

Jeane Adams, 67, Grand Junction, died Nov. 15, 2009, at Mantey Heights Rehabilitation Center. No services are planned. Survivors include one son, Robert “Rob” Wesley of Heber City, Utah; one daughter, Terri Lynnette Wise of Grand ...


Wastewater pit permit OK’d over objections

By Staff

The first phase of an evaporative-wastewater facility southeast of De Beque was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Mesa County Commission. It took the commission four hours to approve a conditional use permit for the 803-acre facility to be ...

Colorado Republicans are not united on TABOR’s future

By Bill Grant

It is not surprising that Reps. Steve King and Laura Bradford respond to the news that TABOR has almost put Colorado into the top 10 states for “fiscal peril” with calls for deeper cuts in the state budget. With that logic, ...

City OKs moratorium on medical pot shops

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The city of Grand Junction will take a one-year timeout on licensing medical marijuana dispensaries to give city staff and state legislators time to craft regulations for the blooming industry. The City Council unanimously agreed Monday night ...

Fruita council OKs pot shops, but imposes restrictions

By Amy Hamilton

Medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed in Fruita but only in designated areas and under limited conditions, according to a majority vote by City Council members Tuesday night. However, relatively little space within the city limits is ...

Bus drivers’ union wants District 51 to back raises in pay by First Student

By Emily Shockley

School bus drivers want School District 51’s support as they continue to request higher wages and better benefits from First Student, the district’s bus-service subcontractor. The district pays First Student to pay its drivers, ...

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