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An inside look at the science of tracking our weather By Tim Merris We know that our weather is effected by the oceans and the atmosphere but few know that there are only 92 actual national weather stations throughout the country. And one of them happens to be in our own back yard out by [...]
By Kathleen Goddyene After months of campaigning, John Justman secured his position in the race for Mesa County Commissioner. With 56.5 percent of the votes, Justman won the Republican nomination, beating out former Fruita mayor Ken Henry. “I thought we were going to win, but in the back of your head, you can’t help but [...]
Lavender Association of Western CO event in full bloom July 6-8 By Betsy McLaughlin Although we’re just getting ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, has anyone done any Christmas shopping yet? If not, maybe you should give a few minutes this next weekend, July 6 – 8, to browse through the vendor booths at [...]
By Kathleen Goddeyne Twenty-five years ago, Mesa County and Riverfront Commission representatives started work on the Riverfront Trail. Over the years, the City of Fruita, the City of Grand Junction, the City of Palisade, and Colorado State Parks have joined the two partners in making the dream of a Riverfront Trail system a reality.
By Brenda Evers Marine Cpl. Patricia Coria is back home in Fruita on a 30-day leave after a one-year tour in Japan. It is a challenge for her to visit all family or friends she hasn’t seen for a year-and-half during the limited time before she moves on to San Diego for her next tour [...]
Fires are sweeping across Colorado mountains and the beetles are finally getting barbecued. Mother Nature is doing what Colorado citizens have failed to do — protect our precious forest lands. During my lifetime, I think this is one of the greatest disgraces of our generation. We can win a World War, spend billions on UN [...]
JUNE 7 Officers responded to the 500 block of S. Mesa Street to a child custody/third party threats complaint. Through investigation it was deemed that nothing criminal had occurred. A scam was reported in the 100 block of N. Willow Street. JUNE 8 A two-vehicle traffic accident occurred in the 200 block of N. Cherry [...]
Police Academy Camp puts junior officers through the ropes By Kathleen Goddeyne While some teenagers were sleeping the morning away last week, a group of 14 13-15 year olds were busy at the Fruita Police Department Junior Citizen Police Academy. The free classes were held at the Fruita Police Department on West McCune Avenue from [...]
MAY-JUNE Artspace Exhibit. At United Way of Mesa County in US Bank Bldg., 1305 N. 4th St., 3rd floor, G.J. Color photographs of the homeless by Sapphire Pride, Ellen Dean’s abstract acrylic paintings and batik by Susan Metzger. For more info, go to www.artspacecolorado.org.
Submitted by Mesa County Assessor’s Office In Colorado, senior citizens who have lived in their homes for more than 10 years can qualify for what is called the Senior Homestead Exemption. If they qualify—and in years when the program is funded by the state—this exempts half of the first $200,000 of a senior’s home value [...]