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Family pleads guilty in welfare fraud case

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction couple and their daughter may avoid felony convictions for receiving nearly $25,000 in improper welfare payouts from the Mesa County Department of Human Services. Retired Colorado State Patrol Trooper William Chrysler, 62, ...


Holy Family school seeks to play hiding game for Guinness

By Rachel Sauer

Kuniko Teramura, it’s nothing personal. That game of hide-and-seek you played April 4, 2010, the one where 188 people scurried around Kojinyama Koen in Hikone, Japan, probably was super fun. And the crowd of players was big enough to get ...


Local men walk away from Texas plane crash

By Paul Shockley

An airplane with seven men from western Colorado careened off a runway after landing in the Texas panhandle Monday morning, sending four passengers to a hospital. The Amarillo Globe-News reported Ronald Rouse, 66, of Hotchkiss, was piloting a ...


Commissioners gut Clifton taxing district

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday effectively gutted a taxing district for new development in Clifton and Fruitvale, limiting the developments that must be included in the district, and delaying potential property tax rate increases. The ...


Four finalists in line to be Mesa County administrator

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Longtime Mesa County employee and Acting Regional Services Director Donna Ross is one of four finalists for the county administrator post. The other finalists are: Lynda Boswell of Leavenworth, Kan. Boswell performs financial monitoring for ...


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West Middle School student heads to state geographic bee

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Ask Ryland Mahre where Bahrain is on a map and he’ll not only tell you it’s east of Saudi Arabia, he’ll tell you it’s in the Persian Gulf and that the small island had a treaty relationship with the United Kingdom ...


Colorado delegates split along party lines over Libya

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President Obama’s speech Monday night came 10 days late and left many questions unanswered, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said. Obama, however, “was smart, he was strategic” in timing his committing of American air power ...


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Cops mum on divers’ search of Colorado River

By Paul Shockley

Local authorities were tight-lipped about a search of the Colorado River on Monday afternoon that involved diving specialists from the FBI. Roughly a dozen law enforcement officers, including investigators with the Grand Junction Police ...


Partisan battles delay talks on next year’s state budget

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—Considering that House Republicans have killed just about every controversial Democratic bill that has come before the 2011 legislative session, and Democrats in the Senate have responded in kind, it comes as no surprise to most ...


Bill targets oil, gas industry emissions

By Dennis Webb

An air quality advocate is praising a bill by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., that would eliminate what the congressman says are two oil and gas industry exemptions to the Clean Air Act. But an industry representative says Polis is trying to ...


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