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Ritter proposes transportation fund increase

By Emily Shockley

A Senate bill signed into law in March may help state transportation funding climb 6 percent next year. Gov. Bill Ritter proposed a $1.03 billion transportation budget Monday for the 2010–2011 fiscal year. Although the number is higher ...

Family wonders why deputies didn’t arrest allegedly violent man

By Amy Hamilton

Family members of victims of a domestic violence incident Thursday are questioning why deputies did not forcibly remove a man from a home after he allegedly shot multiple rounds inside. Gregory J. Johnston, 30, was in Mesa County Jail on ...

Sports in Brief: Fruita hosts Westminster on Friday

By Staff

Prep Football Fruita hosts Westminster on Friday Locally, the dates and times have been set for the Class 5A playoffs. The lone District 51 team playing at home will be No. 39 Fruita Monument who plays No. 40 Westminster in a non-qualifier ...


High-school has-beens: Flag football popular in Grand Junction

By Staff

Brady Bledsoe enjoys his summer and fall softball leagues. They allow him to give a recreational extension to his athletic career. He played football in high school in Nucla. He and some of his softball buddies from the North Fork area who ...

Blotter, Nov. 3, 2009

By Staff

Kids arrested on Halloween Grand Junction police reported two youth arrests Halloween night. Officers arrested and released a 14-year-old around 9 p.m. Saturday on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia at 28 1/4 Road and North Avenue. ...

Police Blotter, Nov. 2, 2009

By Staff

Vehicle fire extinguished An Orchard Mesa neighborhood had its heat turned up late Sunday. At 6:23 p.m., firefighters from the Grand Junction Fire Department rushed to battle a car fire. A Ford Bronco, parked in the driveway of a home at 273 ...

Ex-Grand Junction man to run for U.S. Senate

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In what sounds like a reprise of the race between two Grand Junction Republicans running for governor, a former Grand Junction resident is gearing up to run against a Grand Junction native for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate. Tom ...

County wins award for its budget draft and reporting

By Staff

For almost two decades, Mesa County’s budget drafters have received national recognition. This year is no exception. Mesa County won two national awards for financial reporting and for budget presentation. The county won these awards, ...

City budget ax to chop 3.5 percent for next year

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Approaching the end of a year in which its primary source of revenue will experience its greatest decline in a quarter century, the city of Grand Junction is expected to reduce spending by 3.5 percent in 2010 and will slash more if the economy ...

Man heading closure of nursing unit resigns

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The state official heading the closure of the skilled-nursing unit at the Grand Junction Regional Center has resigned, but officials said the process is continuing. Tim Hall, deputy executive director of veterans and disability services for ...

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