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20-year Garfield County commissioner faces challenge from Democrat Acha

By Dennis Webb

Twenty-year Garfield County Commissioner John Martin is facing a challenge for his seat from a Democrat who says the county has changed a lot over that time and the county’s leadership could use some turnover as well. Martin, a ...

Guv goes after elder financial abuse

By Charles Ashby

In an effort to raise awareness about fraud against the state’s elderly, Gov. John Hickenlooper has declared the coming week in honor of seniors. The governor said in his proclamation declaring Oct. 2-8 as SeniorSafe Week that three ...

Business confidence expected to improve next year, index says

By Charles Ashby

Business confidence is expected to dip slightly over the next few months, but pick up next year, according to a new report released Friday by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. The fourth-quarter report of the Leeds ...

Rec pot backers: 
Bring it 
to a vote

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction has waited long enough for recreational marijuana. That’s the thinking behind a grassroots group of locals working to place a measure on Grand Junction’s April 2017 ballot that would allow recreational marijuana and ...


Valley voters weigh in on presidential debate

By Gary Harmon

Partisan camps watched the presidential debate Monday night as Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump faced off. And one lonely Grand Junction voter, unwilling to vote for either, said it boiled down to “rehash of the same ...

Congressional candidates trade barbs on public lands

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is taking issue with his Democratic rival’s newest television ad. In it, former state Sen. Gail Schwartz says Tipton wants to sell off public lands and make them available to private individuals and ...


Gay rights group backs Thurlow in House race

By Charles Ashby

It’s not unusual for a gay-rights group to endorse Democratic candidates in legislative races; they do it all the time. But when a Republican makes the list, that’s saying something. That happened last week when One Colorado, the ...


Keep lands ‘open’ to all

By Charles Ashby

Donald J. Trump Jr., the son of the Republican Party’s nominee for president, got a warm reception from Grand Junction residents on Thursday, but he didn’t draw as many people as organizers expected, and didn’t talk for very ...

University jumps into politics

By Charles Ashby

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic candidate for president, leads her Republican rival, Donald Trump, by 9 percentage points in Colorado, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The poll of 540 registered Colorado voters, the first ever done ...


Tipton wants to extend life of radioactive-waste disposal site

By Gary Harmon

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Grand Junction Disposal Cell near Whitewater would continue accepting low-level radioactive waste until 2048, under legislation proposed by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The Mesa County Commission on ...

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