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030111 Winefest

Winefest’s 20th anniversary celebrated with art

By Paul Shockley

Three of the great things in Bennett Price’s life were showcased Tuesday night in downtown Palisade. Those are art, wine and the festival he helped launch some 20 years ago, albeit on a much smaller scale and with the help of four other ...

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Cops: Fruita carjacking was ‘not a random act’

By Paul Shockley

A vehicle targeted in a Fruita carjacking, later spurring a manhunt for two men near Mack, had a “substantial” amount of cash hidden in a secret compartment, Fruita police Sgt. John Coughran said Tuesday. Two people associated ...

Parks group opposed to bike race on monument

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A celebratory lap across Colorado National Monument is appropriate for the winner of the Grand Valley leg of a professional bike race, the National Parks Conservation Association said. The actual competition, however, should be conducted ...

Mesa County may take own employees to court over junk

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Two of the four homeowners whom Mesa County commissioners threatened Tuesday with legal action if they don’t clean up their properties soon are county employees. Commissioners unanimously agreed to give Mark and Anna Lasley, 180 Rainbow ...

District 51 braces for cuts across the board

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District 51 School Board members Diann Rice and Leslie Kiesler heard one message repeatedly from state legislators and officials during a trip to the Capitol last week: Budget cuts are coming to education, but lawmakers are doing everything ...

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Grand Junction couple survives earthquake down under

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A change in plans put George and Patricia Manning near the epicenter of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Grand Junction couple’s itinerary placed them a hundred miles away when the quake occurred Feb. 22. But ...

Scott bill on owner-financed home sales is now law

By Charles Ashby

Freshman Rep. Ray Scott saw his first bill signed into law Tuesday. His measure, HB1022, allows property owners to carry their own financing when selling homes. The Grand Junction Republican said at a time when getting mortgages is harder, ...

Death Notices, March 2, 2011

By Staff

Lourae Boughan, 72, Grand Junction, died Feb. 23, 2011, at Family Health West Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westgate Baptist Church. Burial will be at a later date at Greenmount Cemetery in Durango. Mrs. Boughan was a ...

Blotter, March 2, 2011

By Staff

Fire likely accidental Grand Junction Fire Department investigators had not determined the cause of a fire that damaged a North Avenue commercial complex and home last week, but they said Tuesday it most likely ignited accidentally. The Feb. ...

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Rafters about to gain access again to Green River at Mineral Bottom

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The switchback road that took rafters to the Green and Colorado rivers until it washed out last summer will be open in time for the spring runoff. Mineral Road, which leads to the popular Mineral Bottom put-in and take-out on the Green River, ...

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