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Health care reform is not on autopilot

By Staff

With the Senate passage of its health care reform bill early Monday, it appears likely a version of this legislation will win congressional approval early next year. There will still be some tinkering, as the House and Senate try to reconcile ...


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OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes December 20, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

Nick and I raced up to West Bench Trail on Grand Mesa for a quick cross-country ski last Wednesday. It’s great having a retired buddy who can take off at the drop of a hat, especially in the middle of the week when no one else is out ...


Nothing artificial about GJ man’s giving spirit, love of Christmas trees

By Melinda Mawdsley

Darrell Jones eats, sleeps and breathes Christmas. No matter where he sits — in or out of his Grand Junction home — Jones can see a Christmas tree. This year, Jones put up and decorated 10 Christmas trees. Some years he decorates ...


Coffee with ... Santa Claus

By Staff

Santa Claus is a busy man during the month of December. He keeps a tight schedule of listening to children’s wishes, overseeing the finishing touches the elves are putting on toys at the North Pole and trying to find a good mechanic to ...


Area births and marriages, through Dec. 17

By Staff

— Births St. Mary’s Hospital: Charles Smith and Lacie Trover, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 27. Dagoberto and Zulema Moreno, Grand Junction, a daughter, Dec. 4. Shane Flynn and Shasta Hill, Fruita, a daughter, Dec. 5. Charles ...


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HOLDING OUT FOR HOPE: A glimpse at economic snapshots of hope

By Amy Hamilton

3 - Alisha Horrocks It’s been some time since life was this good for Alisha Horrocks. A single mother of two children, ages 7 and 10, Horrocks is thankful for the job she landed in August. After surviving a nasty divorce, she now ...


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Interim police chief wants to stay

By Paul Shockley

A field of candidates to be Grand Junction’s next chief of police includes a man who initially wasn’t interested in the job. Interim Grand Junction Chief John Camper, who has filled a temporary post while maintaining employment ...


These boots aren’t made for walking - especially on the ice

By Penny Stine

The visiting snow was pretty on the day it fell a week or two ago, bringing echoes of Bing Crosby and putting everyone in the mood for Christmas. Unfortunately, the sight of it still lingering and mucking up the streets has caused my ...


Rulison-area plan for 79 gas wells cleared by BLM

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management has approved a plan by Noble Energy to drill 79 natural gas wells in the area of the Project Rulison underground nuclear blast. The project is still subject to White River National Forest review regarding a ...


Bed and breakfast opponents end fight

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The creation of a much-debated bed and breakfast in the Seventh Street Historic Residential District now appears imminent after opponents declined to take their battle to court. A group of historic district residents who spent months ...


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