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City built it, but will they come park?

By Emily Shockley

Nearly two-and-a-half years after the Rood Avenue Parking Garage between Fourth and Fifth streets opened to downtown customers and employees, many drivers continue to resist switching from on-street parking. Just 8 percent of the 126 public ...


Colorado’s part-timers getting full job benefits

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The state of Colorado pays out at least $10 million annually in full-time benefits to part-time employees, some of whom work as few as 10 hours a week, according to state Rep. Laura Bradford, R-Collbran. At her request, the state’s ...


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Woman to plead guilty in dog dragging

By Paul Shockley

A woman accused of stealing a dog that was later killed by her brother on Colorado National Monument is expected to plead guilty to related federal charges, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Melissa Lockhart, ...


New teacher tenure law concerns union chief

By Emily Shockley

Gov. Bill Ritter will sign Senate Bill 191 into law today, altering how tenure and evaluations work in Colorado schools. Teachers will have to demonstrate effectiveness for three consecutive years before earning tenure, officially known as ...


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Office Depot moving into vacant Circuit City building

By Charles Ashby

Office Depot in Grand Junction is moving, but it isn’t going far. The big-box retail outlet is moving into the abandoned Circuit City building located next door at 2449 U.S. Highway 6&50, company officials said. Melissa Perlman, ...


Fruita police await autopsy of woman found dead in pond

By Staff

Fruita police are awaiting the results of an autopsy being done on a 59-year-old Fruita woman who was found dead Wednesday morning in a landscaping pond in her backyard. Fruita police received the call just after 8 a.m. about the woman who ...


Briefs, May 20, 2010

By Staff

Conservation service picnic today in Silt SILT — The Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side conservation districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service will have their annual landowner picnic at 5 p.m. today at the Silt ...


Police Blotter, May 20, 2010

By Staff

Gas leak affects schools A gas leak in the Riverside neighborhood put children at the Riverside Educational Center and Dual Immersion Academy on alert briefly Wednesday afternoon, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department and School ...


Death Notices, May 20, 2010

By Staff

Betty Hayes, 75, Palisade, died May 14, 2010, at her home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Snell-McLean Funeral Home in Palisade. Mrs. Hayes was a fruit grower. Survivors include, her husband, Tom; and two sons, Wesley K. of Clifton and ...


Ruling delayed over rare flower in energy area

By Dennis Webb

A Colorado judge declined to rule Wednesday on whether a rare northwest Colorado wildflower should be reconsidered for Endangered Species Act protection. U.S. District Court Judge Walker Miller had been expected to issue a decision, but ...


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