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Fracking foes gather 15,000 names toward restriction measures on ballot

By Charles Ashby

The issue committee that wants to put something on this fall’s ballot dealing with hydraulic fracturing reported Friday that they’re collecting signatures in droves. The group, Coloradans for Safe and Clean Energy, has collected ...

Delta County sheriff moves forward to appeal case against gun control

By Charles Ashby

Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said he was disappointed a federal judge Thursday tossed a lawsuit challenging two controversial gun-control laws approved last year. McKee, one of the more outspoken critics of the new laws and a chief ...

Mesa County Republican primary turnout lower, despite sheriff’s race

By Charles Ashby

Based on the way Mesa County Republicans voted in other races on Tuesday, the sheriff’s race clearly was the most popular, according to election result data. But even though that race between state Sen. Steve King and self-described ...


Beauprez leaves his opponents 
in the dust

By Charles Ashby

Months ago, some political pollsters predicted that the more people in the primary race to be the Republican nominee for Colorado governor, the easier it would be for Tom Tancredo to win it. That didn’t happen Tuesday. The former ...

Thurlow for web


By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction businessman Dan Thurlow defeated Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca in Tuesday’s GOP primary for House District 55. Thurlow, chairman of CPC Solutions, a longtime printing company in town, garnered 55 percent of ...

Voting closes at 7 pm. today

By Charles Ashby

Voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots in today’s primary elections, and have multiple places to do so. Though all the statewide and county primaries are for Republicans, Democrats also are casting ballots for uncontested ...


Opponent’s campaign manager: $390 check implies guilt

By Gary Harmon

State Sen. Steve King’s firing by former Sheriff Stan Hilkey validates criticism of him, his primary opponent’s campaign said Saturday. King, who is seeking the Republican nomination for sheriff, was fired June 6 by Hilkey, who ...

Candidate suggests water districts unite

By Gary Harmon

A Republican candidate for the Legislature says the big three domestic water purveyors in the Grand Valley should be melded together for more efficient service. The delivery systems of Clifton Water District, the city of Grand Junction and ...

Polling spot open today

By Staff

Mesa County Central Services will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today to accommodate voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. The full-service center at 200 S. Spruce St. will allow voters to drop off their ballots and get a primary ...


High court ruling goes against Gessler

By Charles Ashby

For the third time, Secretary of State Scott Gessler, you cannot raise the limit when an issue committee must disclose campaign finances, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday. In its ruling, the high court said Gessler went beyond his ...

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