Western Colorado

Page 1314 of 2001

Udall states support for ban on congressional earmarks

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Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is swearing off earmarks, and he says the rest of Congress should do the same. Three other senators, Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have said they agreed with the need for ...

Montrose hospital trustees on hot seat

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The Montrose County Commission summoned the hospital trustees to a hearing next month in which the trustees must show why they shouldn’t be removed. A notice of the hearing signed by Montrose County Attorney Robert Hill was delivered ...

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Feds called into dynamite theft

By Paul Shockley

Garfield County and federal authorities are investigating the reported theft of at least 100 pieces of dynamite from private property near Silt. The theft, which was disclosed Wednesday in a news release from Garfield County Crime ...

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Preventive step against leg clots

By Amy Hamilton

An inventor trying to get his foot in the door with a device to prevent blood clotting in the leg recently got a boost from the U.S. government. Matthew Mayer of Grand Junction, founder of Leap Frogg LLC, has a patent pending on a device that ...


Board split on top county job

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When the Mesa County Commission offered the county administrator job to former Florida executive Michael Freilinger two weeks ago, the three-member board appeared to present a unified front in support of its selection. Commissioner Craig Meis ...

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Meis defies his critics

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A defiant Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis on Tuesday rejected calls that he resign over allegations he abused his power to try to avoid a ticket. He insisted he never raised his elected position with a law-enforcement officer and accused a ...

Lochmiller Jr. guilty of fraud

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The son of the owner of Valley Investments, which collapsed last year with more than $30 million in investor funds, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges that could land him in prison for 15 years. No sentencing date for Philip Rand Lochmiller ...

City’s choice: police, 911 under one roof

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members agree the best option for a public safety center is to combine a new police station and 911 emergency center under one roof. Included in that plan is the remodeling of the Grand Junction Fire ...

Fruita rejects smoking ban in city parks

By Paul Shockley

The Fruita City Council rejected an ordinance that would have banned smoking in city parks, with Mayor Ken Henry casting the deciding vote for a divided council. “This thing goes too far,” Henry said in voting “no” ...

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County OKs facility for oil wastewater

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A Grand Junction business that was initially turned away in its plan to treat and dispose of oil and gas wastewater south of Whitewater won approval the second time around Tuesday after reducing the scope of its proposal to try to minimize ...

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