Politics

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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 ...


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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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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 ...


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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 ...


Secessionists turn to counties to fill House seats

By Charles Ashby

The same folks who tried to carve out a portion of Colorado to create a 51st state have ditched that effort for something new. While two Phillips County men have given up on the idea of seceding from the state, they announced plans Thursday ...


Willett rakes in
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for House race

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A relative late entry into the race for House District 54, Republican Yeulin Willett still managed to outstrip all other candidates combined in campaign donations for the seat being vacated by Rep. Jared Wright. The Fruita ...


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Legislature adjourns: Bills with local impact altered

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Colorado Legislature ended the 2014 session Wednesday amid some rancor, only some of which was between political parties. Because time had run out, Rep. Jared Wright was dismayed that he was forced to recede from changes ...


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