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Online presidential effort adds Colorado to 2012 list

By Charles Ashby

Move over Libertarians. Make way American Constitution Party. There’s a new minor party in town. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Tuesday that an online presidential nominating effort known as Americans Elect has been ...


CMU to host first December graduation

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About one-third of the graduating students who walk at commencement each spring at Colorado Mesa University completed degree requirements the previous summer or fall, according to Colorado Mesa spokeswoman Dana Nunn. Students who finished ...


Taco John’s on 12th seized for late taxes

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The state of Colorado seized and closed a popular Grand Junction Mexican fast-food restaurant for failing to pay state sales tax. The state Department of Revenue seized Taco John’s, 1122 N. 12th St., on Nov. 22, after it failed to remit ...


Coroner IDs man shot dead

By Paul Shockley

A man who was fatally shot while reportedly trying to break into an Orchard Mesa home died of a gunshot wound to the head, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday. Jesus Ray Sanchez Jr., 43, of Grand Junction, was shot just after ...


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Defective school built by same contractor as Grand Junction veterans’ hospital

By Dennis Webb

The engineer responsible for the structurally deficient Meeker Elementary School also oversaw the engineering for the nearly complete Grand Junction VA Medical Center expansion. Gary Howell, who was fired last week by the Neenan Co., was the ...


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Congressional education panel invites CMU president to testify

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Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster will testify before the Congressional Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training today in Washington D.C. Foster is one of four people the subcommittee invited to testify during a ...


Local population growth stalled

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Population growth in Grand Junction and Mesa County sputtered to a near halt in 2010 as the national economy slowed, estimates by the Colorado State Demography Office show. The broader Western Slope population similarly saw a decrease in its ...


Junction man dies in North Dakota wreck

By Charles Ashby

A Grand Junction man who was a Palisade High School assistant coach died early Sunday in a head-on collision with a semitrailer in North Dakota. The accident occurred at 6:20 a.m. Sunday when Deke DeCrow was driving south on U.S. Highway 85 ...


Armed Redlands pickup hijacker sought

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Grand Junction police are looking for a carjacker who commandeered a pickup at gunpoint, struck the owner and fled with the vehicle. The driver reported the crime from St. Mary’s Hospital, Grand Junction police spokeswoman Kate Porras ...


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Two more toss hats into race for county commission seats

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Two men with small-business backgrounds have declared themselves candidates for the two Mesa County commissioner seats that will come open in 2013. East Orchard Mesa resident Woody Walcher is vying for the District 3 seat being vacated by ...


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