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    Williams, Parrish plan to seek re-election to school district board

    District 51 Board of Education President John Williams and Vice President Tom Parrish will seek re-election in November. A third seat on the board, currently held by Greg Mikolai, is also...

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    CMU welcomes freshman class with university’s first convocation

    Although Colorado Mesa University has been around for a long time, never before has it held a convocation for its incoming students. That changed Saturday when CMU administrators, faculty...

  • Getting It Right, Aug. 20, 2017

    A headline in the In Brief section on page 3A Saturday should have said that an inmate from the Montrose County Jail died Friday morning at an area hospital. ...

  • Blotter, August 20, 2017

    Coroner IDs inmate who died in Montrose jail cell The Montrose County Coroner’s Office has identified the inmate who was found unresponsive in his cell at the Montrose County Jail...

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    Need-to-know info about cats in Mesa County

    Why doesn’t Mesa County Animal Services accept cats at the shelter? Mesa County commissioners adopted a new policy in 2014 stating the agency would no longer accept cats, effectively...

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    Officials suspect gas leak in Clifton home explosion

    Some people heard or felt the explosion of a Clifton home early Saturday, others just slept through it. Many who live near the home in the 500 block of 30 Road or were just driving though...

  • Enviros want governor to oppose mine royalty request

    Environmentalists are calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper to oppose Arch Coal’s request for a reduced federal royalty rate for part of its West Elk Mine operations in the North Fork...

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    Cat conundrum

    When Stacy Schoolfield and Jennifer Hancock found the newborn kittens living in a filthy litter box hidden in the weeds behind the empty neighbor’s house, covered in urine and feces,...

  • Utah’s loss, Colorado’s gain

    When Mountain Racing Products owner Tim Fry visited a distributor last year in Apt, France, he was shown a brochure for the small city in southern France near the Luberon mountain range...

  • Biz Buzz: Aug. 20, 2017

    Saying she was unable to find reliable and professional help, Brunella Gualerzi, chef and owner of Grand Junction’s Il Bistro Italiano, announced the restaurant is no longer open for...

  • Traffic Alert, Aug. 20, 2017

    Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions  ■ Riverside Parkway Resurfacing...

  • Denver cat strategy — less than two years in the making — is already paying off

    The answer to Mesa County’s cat woes may be in a pilot program started in Denver in 2016. The Metro Denver Cats Around Town (C.A.T.) initiative targeted cat populations in one ZIP...



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  • GOP doubts and anxieties about Trump burst into the open

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's racially fraught comments about a deadly neo-Nazi rally have thrust into the open some Republicans' deeply held doubts about his competency and temperament, in an extraordinary public airing of worries and grievances about a sitting president by his own party.

  • Trump dumps Bannon, who returns to conservative website

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, the blunt-spoken and divisive strategist who went from Donald Trump's victorious campaign to a top White House post, has been pushed out by the president, capping a turbulent seven months that witnessed the departure of much of Trump's original senior staff.

  • Pence on message, despite Trump's troubles at home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after President Donald Trump sparred with reporters on live television over assigning blame for violence at a white supremacist rally, White House aides were stunned, advisers were whispering their frustrations, business allies were cutting public ties with the White House and Trump was out of sight.

  • Trump's new communications director isn't new to his ways

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Others tried without much success, and now the job of keeping President Donald Trump on message has fallen to Hope Hicks, a young aide who entered his orbit not knowing the ride would eventually take her to the pinnacle of Washington politics.

  • Trump remarks could sidetrack Democrats from other issues

    ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump's widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war.

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