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New ordinance to regulate city’s massage parlors

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Grand Junction massage parlors that have long operated unchecked will now come under scrutiny from city officials who want to weed out places that serve as a front for prostitution and other crimes. The City Council on Wednesday night ...

Affidavit: GJ inmate tied sheets to escape

By Dan Bennett

A Mesa County Jail inmate used two hacksaw blades to cut away a hole in a portion of steel mesh roof and shimmied down the side of the building on several bedsheets tied together to escape from the jail last fall, according to an arrest ...

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Shaving time, qualifying for state on swimmers’ minds

By Patrick Bahr

It’s time for one final push toward the state swim meet for the Grand Valley swim teams. The Western Slope Championships are Friday and Saturday in Durango, the last opportunity for girls to qualify for the state tournament. State is ...

OUT: OutSide Connection FEbruary 04, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

Bird’s-eye view. Eagle eye. Watching you like a hawk. You get the idea; we’re never far from our largest feathered friends. This Saturday the Black Canyon and Grand Valley chapters of the Audubon Society offers two (or more) ...

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OUT: Disabled Skiing February 04, 2009

By Dave Buchanan

POWDERHORN RESORT — Her cheeks rosy and her eyes bright from a morning of sun and snow, 5-year-old Madelyn Swelstad waits patiently for her mother, Kathy, to finish bundling her for yet another round of skiing. It’s Sunday at ...

FD: Savor a Taste of the Grand Valley

By Dixie Burmeister

Seven years ago the United Way of Mesa County presented its first Taste of the Grand Valley fundraiser. Those years attests to the success and popularity of this exciting event. Who could resist the tantalizing food and beverage samples ...

FD: Dixie Burmeister Column February 04, 2009

By Dixie Burmeister

The big game is over. Does this signal the end of the Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and, of course, Super Bowl eat-a-thon? Or does the Super Bowl signal Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Memorial ...


Carma, Bachman headline Mavericks’ pitching staff

By Allen Gemaehlich

For a while last season, the Mesa State College baseball coaches played a game of mix and match. It took longer than usual to find the right roles for a group of new pitchers. Although the Mavericks (42-17 last season) won their fourth ...

Shimano buys Innovative Textiles

By Dave Buchanan

A giant in the fishing industry has purchased a Grand Junction company. Innovative Textiles Inc., a locally-based manufacturing company that started out making braided kite strings, was purchased recently by Shimano American, a subsidiary of ...

Repeat poacher gets 4 1/2 years in prison

By Amy Hamilton

The actions of a Grand Valley man who was sentenced Tuesday in court for illegally killing a six-point trophy elk was described as one of the most aggravated cases one veteran of the Colorado Division of Wildlife had ever seen. Erik Ambriz, ...

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