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Minimum change: 4 cents won’t make much difference

By Emily Shockley

It will take more than 4 cents per hour to make much of a difference at Main Street Bagels in Grand Junction. Employees earn Colorado’s minimum wage of $7.28 an hour when they start at the bagel shop, but they get a raise within the ...


Men help rescue woman who didn’t know house was on fire

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Mark Prettyman believes people are put in positions in life to help others. His chance came at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. And he and co-worker Greg Wentzel may have saved someone’s life in the process. The two men were out on their normal ...


Blotter, Oct. 14, 2009

By Staff

Wheelchair causes alarm A Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy on Monday reported assisting a woman in a powered wheelchair in the area of 32 Road and Interstate 70 Business Loop. The woman was operating “in traffic paying no ...


Man gets 7 years in crash that killed friend

By Amy Hamilton

Despite all the good things said about him in court, a 21-year-old Fruita man was sentenced by a judge Tuesday to a year in jail and six years in community corrections for killing his best friend in a drunken-driving crash earlier this ...


Warriors’ focus leads to victory

By Staff

There were a lot of things that could have distracted the Central High School volleyball team Tuesday. It’s homecoming week. Having defeated Grand Junction 3-1 in the teams’ earlier Southwestern League matchup three weeks ago, the ...


Cost reduction still missing from health measure, Grand Junction expert says

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The health-care overhaul bill approved Tuesday by the U.S. Senate Finance Committee falls short in one significant area, the one pitched as reducing health-care costs, a local observer said. “The things that really affect the delivery ...


Measures 1A, 1B and 1C deserve voters’ support

By Staff

As Mesa County residents receive their 2009 mail-in election ballots this week, they’ll be confronted with three referred measures on term limits. We hope voters will decide those measures merit their approval. The three will allow Mesa ...


150-million-year oldie but a goodie

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The skin of giant plant-eaters who trod the earth 150 million years ago was bumpy, with little hexagon-shaped knobs of skin protruding slightly from the surface. One of those lumbering creatures, most likely an apatosaurus, left the imprint ...


‘Refuseniks’ honor former Grand Junction legislator

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In the early 1980s, Colorado legislators sent a flurry of letters to Soviet leaders and three people who were captured trying to escape the country. The two legislators who orchestrated that effort — Sen. Tillie Bishop, a Grand Junction ...


Mavericks win title on blustery day

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The conditions were far from perfect, but the Mesa State College women’s golf team prevailed. The Mavericks shaved one stroke off their first-round score despite windy conditions Tuesday and held on to win the Quality Inn Mesa State ...


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