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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 ...


Cantor’s loss sends shockwaves throughout Colorado

By Charles Ashby

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s loss last week to a little-
known tea party candidate in his Virginia GOP primary race is reverberating throughout the nation, including in the Colorado race for governor. Here, some of the ...


Bearcat brouhaha irks candidate, SWAT deputy

By Paul Shockley

A candidate for Mesa County sheriff and former SWAT team member says recent criticism of the armored Bearcat vehicle is baseless. “In my experience, it has always been used appropriately and only when needed,” said sheriff’s ...

GOP registration grows most before primary

By Gary Harmon

The ranks of registered Republicans and Democrats in Mesa County both swelled in May and early June as the deadline to switch parties — and participate in the June 24 GOP primary — approached. Mesa County Republicans are deciding ...

Guv vetoes ‘polarizing’ water bill

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper vetoed a bill Thursday that was designed to encourage water conservation on the Western Slope, but a measure that some said did so at the expense of downstream water users. The measure, SB23, would have allowed farmers ...

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