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State of County4 3-4-9

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

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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

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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, ...


Racist message left on vehicles

By Amy Hamilton

Kathi Hillyer had an unwelcome shock when she returned to her vehicle in a parking lot at 2454 U.S. Highway 6&50, near Pier 1 Imports. Tucked underneath her windshield wiper blade was a sticker with racist speech and identifying ...


Don’t ask, just learn new rules, drillers told

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State officials who will train drillers in new rules for the energy industry say they will take no questions during the training sessions. That’s because the sessions will cover a lot of ground with a lot of people, said Theo Stein, ...


Briefs: Sports Timeout March 04, 2009

By Staff

Timeout guidelines: Space is reserved for area clubs, organizations, associations and nonprofit groups to announce their events, tournaments, meetings and/or leagues. Fax information at least two weeks prior to registration deadline or event ...


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