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Bill revives fight over mill-levy freeze

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A late bill in the Legislature would frustrate school districts that try to boost the share of state money they take in if they lower their local property tax rates. The measure, Senate Bill 291, revives a provision that had been included in ...

State rejects bid to delay energy work over water worries

By Dennis Webb

State officials have rejected a resident’s request that they order an energy company to stop work on wells near her home south of Silt. David Neslin, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, informed Lisa Bracken in ...

City sales tax revenue declines 10.6 percent for January–March

By Staff

First-quarter sales-and-use-tax revenue for the city of Grand Junction was down $1.6 million compared with the same quarter in 2008. It also fell about $2.2 million shy of the city’s projection. Grand Junction took in $13.5 million from ...

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Purse-snatching suspect may be 0 for 2

By Paul Shockley

A man accused in one failed robbery of a woman and suspected in another was arrested Tuesday afternoon in downtown Grand Junction. Adrian Peters, 19, address unknown, was booked on suspicion of felony menacing, attempted aggravated robbery ...

Police await autopsy on body found in Rifle Creek

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — An autopsy is scheduled for this morning of a man’s body that was found floating in Rifle Creek in Rifle. Lt. J.R. Boulton of the Rifle Police Department said a fisherman found the body in the area of U.S. Highway 6 around ...


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A Longmont man accused of fatally slashing a Grand Junction mother and daughter in 1975 will not face the death penalty if he’s convicted, Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said Tuesday. After consulting with the Colorado ...

Family resigned to man’s drowning

By Paul Shockley

Dan Korthuis kept vigil at Crawford Reservoir on Tuesday, where he watched cadaver dogs on the job. The Delta father has learned more in recent days than he ever cared to know about what the dogs are trained to do, and how they do ...

Small business, big achievement: Feds honor GJ’s Action Publishing

By Carrie Marfitano

Approximately a million students in North America use Action Publishing’s day planners to organize their lives. Not bad for a local company that rose from the ashes of one that was left for dead eight years ago. And for his part in the ...

Former Mesa State women’s basketball coach takes over at UCCS

By Allen Gemaehlich

Former Mesa State College women’s basketball coach Steve Kirkham will be back on the sidelines next season. The University of Colorado-Colorado Springs athletic director will serve as the interim coach, the school announced ...

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Fruita Monument senior doesn’t back down from many challenges.

By Patrick Bahr

Ben Fox doesn’t back down from many challenges. The Fruita Monument senior is a midfielder for the Grand Valley lacrosse team, and as a captain, has helped the Lightning to a 7-3 record. He’s also productive in the classroom. Fox ...

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