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Briefs: Local News April 03, 2009

By Staff

Free disposal days set • Mesa County has scheduled free disposal days at its landfill and transfer stations. The dates and times are: Gateway Transfer Station, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; De Beque Transfer Station, 9 a.m. to 2 ...

More to be done for Meth Task Force

By The Daily Sentinel

The idea of continuing the legal authorization for an optional government entity in the midst of bleak economic times would ordinarily draw robust criticism, especially from fiscal conservatives. Not so with the state’s Methamphetamine ...

Activist may win his bid to go to jail

By The Daily Sentinel

Tim DeChristopher could end up in prison and face a six-figure fine for his juvenile efforts to disrupt a gas lease in Utah last year. That’s fine with us. DeChristopher has been painted as a hero by some folks on the left, but his ...

Hope alive for valley’s peach crop

By {screen_name}

Most of the Grand Valley peaches survived the week’s cold snap, but a check on Thursday showed early reports of the demise of the apricot crop proving all too correct. Forecasts of cold mornings on Tuesday and Wednesday after a bitter ...

Glade Park land swaps mutually beneficial

By Staff

Mesa County recently pulled off a multiparty land trade in Glade Park, with minimal expense, that will create expansion room for the Glade Park Fire Department, Glade Park Community Services and the Mesa County Road and Bridge Department. It ...

Blotter: April 03, 2009

By Staff

Seat belt campaign begins • If you plan to drive around at night through this week, be extra sure you’re buckled in. The Colorado State Patrol, the Grand Junction Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are conducting ...

Man wanted in GJ rape attempt

By Staff

Police on Thursday still were looking for a man who reportedly tried to kidnap and rape a woman on North Avenue as she was walking home. Around 3 a.m. Wednesday, police were called on a report that a man had grabbed a woman as she walked ...

Piceance Basin’s oil shale estimate rises

By Dennis Webb

A new study suggests the stakes are even higher when it comes to hopes of developing oil shale in northwest Colorado and minimizing the impacts of that development. In a case of the rich getting richer, the U.S. Geological Survey estimated ...

Postal unit at 12th Street location will close on May 31

By Carrie Marfitano

The owner of two U.S. Postal Service contract postal units that are slated to close April 18 has decided to close his third Grand Junction location May 31. Tony Martinez has decided to close the 2139 N. 12th St. location, in addition to the ...

Smaller, less expensive proposal preceded $98M public safety initiative

By {screen_name}

Three years before Grand Junction city leaders unveiled a $98 million, multi-building public safety initiative, a team of city department heads privately developed a conceptual plan for a smaller, simpler project at a fraction of the ...

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