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Neighbors want homeless to find new place to park

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s quaint and shady downtown oasis, Hawthorne Park, used to be the favorite for a local moms group to take their children. It fit all of the kid-friendly criteria: Lots of shade, bathrooms close to the playground, and ...

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Pageant winner hopes to help children by donating books for Fruita giveaway

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Chloe Brown’s eyes sparkle, accenting the jewels adorning her head, as she talks about winning the National American Miss Junior Teen Colorado pageant. Brown, 16, of Fruita, was crowned Miss Colorado Junior Teen last month at the ...

Governor promotes blueprint to make state business-friendly

By Charles Ashby

It isn’t just a bunch of words, said the man who will head Gov. John Hickenlooper’s economic development office starting next week. The governor’s oft-touted bottom-up economic-development plan that Hickenlooper unveiled ...


Haney looking for a district to represent

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Dr. Perry Haney, a Front Range physician who is planning a run for Congress, won’t decide immediately which district seat he will seek. The exploratory committee for Haney, a Democrat, has a Grand Junction mailing address, but Haney ...

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Bank heist suspects nabbed

By Amy Hamilton

Three suspects believed to be connected to the armed robbery of a Cedaredge bank on Friday may have been involved in robberies in Rifle, Montrose and Grand Junction during the past two months, a Delta official said Friday. Mesa County ...

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Pillars of Islam in sharper focus during Ramadan

By Rachel Sauer

The fasting is the thing above the ground, the thing that can be seen, vivid leaves on a sturdy plant. It’s the hallmark of Ramadan, the practice that inspires the most questions: Every day? For a month? You don’t eat during ...

Police-radio junkie spots car, dials 911

By Staff

As a freelance photographer with a police radio constantly at his side or next to his ear, David Jones is accustomed to recording a car chase or fire as it unfolds. On Friday, though, the Grand Junction man unwittingly planted himself in the ...

Colorado produces record runoff

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A record amount of spring runoff blasted down the Colorado River in June and July, officials said. The powerful flows, however, weren’t high enough to set a record for the amount of runoff sent across the state line into Utah, the ...

Guv names members to oil and gas board

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s long-awaited appointments to the state panel that oversees oil and gas production met with praise from industry representatives and skepticism from environmental groups. The appointments also come with some ...

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Bond slashed to $15,000 for suspect in child’s death

By Paul Shockley

A judge on Thursday slashed the bond amount for a man who has been described by District Attorney Pete Hautzinger as the prime suspect in the death of an infant. District Judge Richard Gurley ordered bonds reduced to $15,000 for 33-year-old ...

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