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Donald Trump, Melania Trump

‘The Donald’ factor

By Charles Ashby

Two Republican candidates for U.S. Senate have, at least for now, withdrawn their support of their party’s presumptive nominee for president, Donald Trump. The two, Jack Graham and Ryan Frazier, said they did so because of Trump’s ...


Justman touts budget, open land

By Gary Harmon

After four years on the Mesa County Commission, John Justman said he looks with pride at getting the county’s 2016 budget balanced and keeping open routes over federal lands. He worries, however, that the county is facing law ...


Davis focuses on construction

By Gary Harmon

John Davis is counting on being recognized as “the guy with the flag,” in his campaign to unseat fellow Republican John Justman on the Mesa County Commission. Ballots went out last week for the June 28 Republican primary ...

Legislator focuses new law on South Platte

By Charles Ashby

Leave it to a Western Slope legislator to tell his colleagues on the Front Range just what they should do when it comes to finding more water for their thirsty cities. While the South Platte River is miles away from Rep. J. Paul Brown’s ...

Clerk’s office reports primary ballot error

By Charles Ashby

Mesa County residents started receiving their ballots for the primary election this week, but approximately 270 voters got the wrong one. Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner said her office had been notified by some Republican voters that they ...


Campus tour an eye-opener

By Charles Ashby

Relocating the intellectually and developmentally disabled residents at the Grand Junction Regional Center will be a delicate enough task, but what to do with the campus that the state plans to close afterward may prove to be even harder, ...

Palin endorses Glenn in U.S. Senate race

By Charles Ashby

U.S. Senate GOP candidate Darryl Glenn picked up a major endorsement on Tuesday in the race to be the nominee to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has come out in ...


Sorenson will ‘take responsibility’ for post of racial meme

By Charles Ashby

Delta County GOP Chairwoman Linda Sorenson will “take responsibility” for posting a racial meme on social media and improperly endorsing a Republican primary candidate in the U.S. Senate race, but it is not yet known if she will ...

Health bills signed into Colorado law

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a number of bills into law this past week, at least one of which is designed to help the state save money in Medicaid costs. That measure, SB27, allows Medicaid recipients to receive certain health maintenance ...

Calls for
 GOP chief 
to resign

By Charles Ashby

Delta County Republican Party Chairwoman Linda Sorenson is under fire again. Since defending her use of an overtly racist meme of President Barack Obama as a chimpanzee last week, several people and groups — including the regional ...

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