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Rick Wagner Column March 05, 2009

By Rick Wagner

Speed kills. That mantra has been applied to traffic accidents and the war on drugs but it now has new application in the field of politics. Speed has become the enemy of our economy and political system as our newly elected engineer slams the ...

Mixed message on roads

By The Daily Sentinel

Within days after approving a new highway-funding plan that includes raising fees on all vehicles registered in Colorado, Democrats in the state Legislature appear to be looking for ways to reduce money flowing to highways. The Colorado ...

Fruita debates rules on heights of ad signs

By Staff

Red balloons floating in the air, usually a sign of a happy occasion, have some Fruita residents disgusted. Recently, the city of Fruita used balloons, floating at 75 and 100 feet in the air, to demonstrate what freestanding signs on poles ...

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County riding rough economic waves

By Staff

As local unemployment climbs, and the number of people applying for food stamps and the number of households immersed in foreclosure continue to rise, the Mesa County Commissioners smiled and tried to put the best face they could on county ...

Council OKs industrial zoning in northwest GJ

By {screen_name}

A decision by the Grand Junction City Council Wednesday night boosted the amount of vacant industrial land in the city by about 15 percent, a boon for businesses needing that sort of land to expand or move here. Council members unanimously ...

CDOT 3-5

CDOT to send $82 million to West Slope projects

By Dave Buchanan

The Western Slope should reap immediate benefits from the state’s $2 billion share of the federal economic stimulus package, according to the state’s top transportation official. Colorado Department of Transportation executive ...

Blotter: March 05, 2009

By Staff

Men break in, start fight • Two men broke into two vehicles and a residence and got into an altercation with people inside, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The incident happened in the 2600 block of Grand Vista ...

GJ hits 2nd straight record high

By Staff

For the second day in a row, walkers, hikers, bikers, golfers and, in general, warm-weather lovers rejoiced. Wednesday’s high temperature in Grand Junction topped out at 70 degrees, edging a 99-year-old record for March 4 by a single ...

Kiss a Pig 3-4-9

Fundraising reward a squeal for kids

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Students at Dual Immersion Academy made a sooey-t deal with teachers last week. The students were challenged to raise $1,000 in one week by collecting spare change, and the winning classroom would watch its teacher kiss a real pig. As an ...

Company banks on gas rebound

By {screen_name}

PARACHUTE — The most active company drilling for natural gas in the Piceance Basin is sticking to its plans to keep 10 rigs working there. Just when Williams Energy will ramp up again is far from clear, however, said Ralph Hill, ...

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