Politics

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Clifton acreage emblematic of Tipton-Schwartz public lands scrap

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County has its eye on 28 acres of adobe lands south of Interstate 70 that officials hope can be turned into a business park, providing an economic boost to the Clifton area. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation acquired the property more than ...


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Gail Schwartz hopes 
to unseat incumbent

By Charles Ashby

Gail Sheridan Schwartz is used to being the underdog. In her first three political campaigns — her only political campaigns — the former Western Slope state senator won by slim margins. The Crested Butte Democrat isn’t ...


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Scott Tipton is seeking 
fourth term in Congress

By Gary Harmon

A measure backed by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., aimed at directing money from the sales of federal land to education and recreation, has become a flash point in Tipton’s bid for a fourth term. Gail Schwartz, a Democrat and former ...


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Group starts petition drive to put marijuana to citywide vote

By Amy Hamilton

A petition headed by a citizens’ group aims to throw the doors wide open on marijuana sales in Grand Junction, giving preference to locals to open marijuana-related businesses. Residents can expect to see members of the group Grand ...


Mesa County Deplorables to rally today

By Amy Hamilton

A rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump at noon today will feature a speech by Mark Warren Hays, a retired U.S. Army Colonel. The rally will be at the Ash Gazebo at Lincoln Park. Matt Patterson, an organizer with Mesa County ...


Local officials to be at Trump rally

By Gary Harmon

One of the three Mesa County commissioners and a state senator will attend the rally on Tuesday for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. Commission Chairwoman Rose Pugliese will attend the rally at West Star Aviation, she ...


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Glenn may back Trump after all

By Mike Wiggins

Two days after disavowing his support for Donald Trump and calling on him to step aside, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Darryl Glenn retreated from that hard-line stance on Monday, saying he wants to meet with Trump in person and may still ...


County clerk poised to cut staff positions

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner, heeding the needs of law enforcement, has drawn up a Plan B budget that could save as much as $150,000 that could be devoted to law enforcement. Such savings would come at a price, though, Reiner said. The ...


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DA, sheriff willing to work on budget deal

By Gary Harmon

Mesa County District Attorney Dan Rubinstein wants $1.3 million more in his budget to keep up with growing numbers of felonies, but for the moment, he can live with a $300,000 boost. Sheriff Matt Lewis wants an additional $3.4 million per ...


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Council votes on Wednesday to decide amphitheater’s fate

By Amy Hamilton

A Wednesday night vote by the Grand Junction City Council will determine whether the show will go on at Las Colonias Park. Councilors will have the task of voting on whether to approve three bids for construction of an amphitheater and ...


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