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Colorado grows more dependent on federal aid

By The AP

DENVER — Colorado is growing more dependent on aid from the federal government. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 13 cents of every $1 that Coloradans earned in personal income during the fourth quarter of last year ...


British judge approves Bebb-Jones’ extradition

By The AP

LONDON — A British judge today approved the extradition of a man wanted in Colorado on suspicion of the murder of his wife. District Judge Howard Riddle rejected a claim by Marcus Bebb-Jones, 46, that a possible life sentence in the ...

Almost 11,000

By The Daily Sentinel

The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly topped the 11,000 mark last Friday, but then fell back down to close at 10,997.35. There’s nothing inherently special about 11,000, of course. But because the Dow hasn’t reached that point ...

City transfers employees after trimming departments

By Emily Shockley

Twelve city of Grand Junction employees have lost their jobs since the start of 2009,  but they are still working for the city. When their jobs in administration, public works and planning, and neighborhood services became superfluous ...

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Grain silo sprouts 2nd life as billboard

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For decades, the Co-op grain elevator has been a Fruita landmark, a rural skyscraper that has been a symbol of this city’s agricultural roots. Those roots still run deep, but soon the tallest structure will serve as an advertising ...

De Beque teen dies in rollover

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A De Beque teenager was killed and two other teens were injured in a rollover accident near De Beque late Saturday night that authorities said was caused in part by mud covering the truck’s headlights. James E. Jack, 18, was pronounced ...

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Lawn removed to make way for massive garden

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

A lush, green lawn doesn’t appeal to Karen Green. She’s more concerned with the “green” an abundant garden can save by feeding her family. Green has done away with the traditional yard and replaced her landscaping with ...

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Canals unclogged during burn season

By Amy Hamilton

Little seems to get residents fired up more than the smoke and smell of an agricultural burn. But burning off weeds along ditch banks is one way the Grand Valley Drainage District ensures that excess irrigation water heads back to the ...

Social worker honored for lifetime achievement

By Staff

The Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers recently presented a lifetime achievement award to Grand Junction’s Maynard Hesselbarth at a reception in Denver. Hesselbarth was nominated by Wendy Tompkins, who cited ...

Police Blotter, April 12, 2010

By Staff

Convicted sex offender arrested A convicted sex offender from Grand Junction was arrested Saturday on suspicion of a felony count of failing to register with the Grand Junction Police Department. Stephen Wayne Potter, 22, 547 1/2 Road 28 ...

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