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Biz Buzz, Aug. 29, 2010

By Staff

Mike and Donna Buffa are ready to try that retirement thing again, especially after the last attempt turned them into business owners working six days a week for seven more years. The Buffas own Cobwebs, 558 Main St., but not for much longer, ...

Moon rock now tethered to Mines

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The travels of Colorado’s wayward moon rock reached an end last week at the Colorado School of Mines, where it was locked away behind steel and glass. There are no immediate plans for the rock to be taken to the highways and back roads ...


World’s best education: GJ Forum seeks premier system for local students

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The conversation began three years ago with one question: What makes Grand Junction great? The question was soon followed by another: How can it be greater? The Grand Junction Forum started as a think tank for the Grand Junction Area Chamber ...

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Survivor looks back 5 years at Katrina

By Melinda Mawdsley

The word Michelle Colon used to describe Hurricane Katrina is not fit to print. Although she had nothing nice to say about the hurricane and its effect on her native New Orleans, Colon is happy to have found a new home in western ...

You said it: Aug. 29, 2010

By Staff

Why do so many Grand Junction residents believe that someone who disagrees with them is from California? Come on, people! It is ridiculous to begin an attack on another person’s point of view with unfounded assumptions. Now we really ...

Park fee hike eyed

By Dennis Webb

Fees for admission, lodging and some camping at Colorado State Parks would increase under a proposal designed to help cope with the state’s budget crisis. The Colorado State Parks Board will consider the increases during a Sept. 16 ...


Tancredo not backing out of three-way race

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Tom Tancredo won’t back out of the race for governor, insisting Saturday he can’t in good conscience support the GOP nominee. He also believes he has a chance to win. Tancredo, who represented the suburbs south of Denver in ...

Calm start to Rock Jam

By Melinda Mawdsley

Perhaps it is the cooler weather or the presence of security staff, but Friday evening and Saturday morning were relatively calm at the Rock Jam festival in Mack. “It’s been pretty mellow, actually,” said Mesa County ...

Joe the Plumber making a house call at GJ courthouse

By Staff

Another rolling protest of federal policies will pass through Grand Junction, this time with Joe Wurzelbacher, also known as Joe the Plumber, expected to appear Monday morning. Wurzelbacher questioned Sen. Barack Obama in a 2008 campaign stop ...

Death notices: Aug. 29, 2010

By Staff

Clyde O. Balster, 84, Eckert, died Aug. 24, 2010, at Colorow Care Center in Olathe. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Memorial Cemetery of Western Colorado. Survivors include his wife, June; one son, Richard of Grand Junction; ...

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