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Clifton residents note rise in gang activity

By Staff

Since moving in June into their $800-a-month apartment just south of E Road on 32 Road, Jason and Lori repeatedly have been awakened late nights by gunshots, junkies yelling at their dealers and police chasing criminals. “They are ...

Blotter: January 17, 2009

By Staff

Two face multiple charges • Yolanda Ann Gallegos, 26, and Diana Devora Mitchell, 24, were arrested in the 3200 block of Main Street on suspicion of being an accessory to a crime, possession of a weapon, misdemeanor child abuse and ...

HG: SustainAbility Column january 17, 2009

By Adele Israel

Housing starts are way down in Mesa County, but one area is flourishing: green building. Several rating systems are gaining recognition locally in the wake of demand for sustainably designed, energy-efficient new homes and buildings. Bob Lee, ...


Tow-truck driver sees oddities, heartbreaks at accident scenes

By Staff

For almost 30 years Larry Walker drove a big rig across the western United States. Two years ago, he changed careers. Instead of an 18-wheeler, he now drives a tow truck and has pulled twisted metal from some of the most horrific accidents ...

New coal mine may produce soon

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A new coal mine north of Grand Junction could be as close as four years from full production, if it clears environmental and market hurdles. The Bureau of Land Management has opened a 60-day comment period on the Red Cliff Mine, which is to ...

Man sentenced to probation in teen sex sting

By Amy Hamilton

A Colorado Springs man who drove to Grand Junction in an attempt to meet and have sex with a 14-year-old girl in a local park was sentenced Friday to 10 years to life on probation. Instead of meeting the girl, Metzler was met and arrested by ...

Find on Roan could help oil shale work

By Dennis Webb

To vandals, they were just rocks and rubble. To geologists, the drilling core samples and well cuttings that until recently were stored at the old Anvil Points mine west of Rifle might contain clues to help open the door to commercial ...

Brady Trucking wins round in riverfront flap

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A petition that would have overturned industrial zoning along the Colorado River in south downtown failed after Grand Junction City Clerk Stephanie Tuin disqualified some signatures. Her ruling left petitioners short of the minimum number ...

Briefs: Local News January 17, 2009

By Staff

Pet checkups, low-cost shots available • Roice-Hurst Humane Society will have a low-cost vaccination clinic and free veterinary check at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 3320 D 1/2 Road. The organization will also sponsor an Adopt-A-Thon on ...


OUT: Haggerty’s Hikes January 17, 2009

By Bill Haggerty

One of our Norwegian Elkhounds, Peach, took us for a hike the other day. Our destination was the south rim of the Colorado River on property owned by the Bureau of Reclamation and managed by the Colorado Division of Wildlife as the Horsethief ...

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