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Tax amnesty windfall jumps to $11 million

By Charles Ashby

In the final few days of a tax-amnesty program that ended last month, the Colorado Department of Revenue had collected a little more than $1 million, far less than what it expected. But just as the mid-November deadline neared, filings ...

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Giving steady despite economic woes, religious leaders say

By Rachel Sauer

A mustard seed is tiny, a small, beady speck barely bigger than the head of a straight pin. A mustard tree, though, can be huge, and from the contrast sprung a message about faith. Anyone who ever attended Sunday School knows it: “And ...

Homegrown, Dec. 3, 2011

By Staff

Can Honeycrisp apple trees be planted here in Grand Junction and, if so, do you have any in stock? — Claudia Honeycrisp apples will grow in this area. If fact, they’re grown commercially in western Colorado. One thing about this ...


Palisade shocks GJ in Warrior Challenge

By Scott Schlaufman

It’s not every day the Palisade High School boys basketball team gets a shot at the bigger schools in the Grand Valley, especially Grand Junction. Heck, it’s not even every year. Prior to Palisade’s 52-50 win Saturday ...

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Alejandro Hernandez is living life in the fast lane

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Alejandro Hernandez was surrounded by violence in the neighborhoods around his home. The Colorado Mesa University swimmer was like many boys growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, and admitted to a little vandalizing himself, but said his parents ...

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Four GJ businesses make top revenue list in Colorado

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Four Grand Junction-based businesses made this year’s list of the Top 250 private businesses in Colorado. ColoradoBiz magazine ranks the state’s private businesses each year by which brought in the most money in the previous year. ...

Weekly Planner, Dec. 4, 2011

By Staff

Sunday, Dec. 4 Swedes of the Grand Valley Christmas celebration, 4 p.m., American Lutheran Church, 631 26 1/2 Road, St. Lucia procession, singing, silent auction and potluck, 243-8406. 14th annual Memorial Service for the Homeless, hosted by ...

Colorado Mesa Basketball Boxscores, Saturday, Dec. 3

By Staff

Colo. Mesa 79, Neb.-Kearney 53 Men Saturday at Brownson Arena NEBRASKA-KEARNEY (3-2, 1-1) Morissaint 0-9 2-2 2, Reggins 1-7 0-0 3, Henderson 4-12 0-0 9, Brozek 3-6 1-2 7, Dentlinger 3-7 2-2 8, Billingsley 2-9 0-0 4, Froehlich 2-4 0-0 4, ...

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100 miles of grit in a horse and rider

By Bob Silbernagel

People who know horses and endurance competition know that Arabians and Arabian crossbreeds dominate the sport. They have generations of breeding that give them long-distance stamina, and relatively lightweight frames that allow them to travel ...

Your Town, Dec. 4, 2011

By Tammy Gemaehlich

The air was chilled, the stars above twinkled brightly. The half-moon shone from behind a thin mist of cloud. As the brass quintet played Christmas selections, we descended the darkened stairs to the lower level and found our seats. There ...

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