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Hickenlooper talks about creating jobs

By Charles Ashby

Instead of the governor’s office telling the rest of the state how to create jobs, the rest of the state should tell the governor. At least, that’s how Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper would do it if he were governor, the Democrat ...

Police station, dispatch center in first phase of safety plan

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city staff unveiled preliminary, pared-down public safety construction proposals to council members Monday during a workshop. The first phase of a revamped public safety plan may include a free-standing police station either ...

Two-car collision kills 1

By Staff

One person died and at least one other was injured in a two-car collision Monday night in Grand Junction. Police dispatch reports indicated that a female in a white Volkswagen Jetta had been killed in a crash with a small pickup. The ...

Suspended judge won’t try to stay in office

By Dennis Webb

Suspended Garfield County Judge Jason Jovanovich has decided not to seek retention by voters in the Nov. 2 election. Jovanovich e-mailed his decision to the Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation on Friday. He had faced a 5 p.m. deadline ...

Amid protests, county approves liquor license for Clifton store

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday granted a liquor license to a third liquor store within a three-block stretch in Clifton, overruling store owners who lamented that the decision could lead to a boost in illegal sales to minors and ...

Democratic Senate candidates going on the offensive in ads

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The slow-speed chase that was the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat has taken on the more fast-paced and angry tone that has characterized its Republican counterpart. With a week to go until Election Day and with polls showing their ...

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Free program helps people undo those terrible tattoos

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Karen Drapeau has spent the past eight years trying to undo what she’s done. Drapeau, at the young age of 24, has battled drug addiction and homelessness, given birth to two sons and served time in a community corrections facility. She ...

Construction begins on pipeline to send gas from Colorado to West Coast

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Construction began Saturday in various locations along the path of the Ruby Pipeline, a conduit that would give some Piceance Basin energy companies access to West Coast markets. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday approved ...

Man gets 32 years to life in assaults

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled woman, and attempting to sexually assault another disabled woman, was sentenced Monday to serve 32 years to life in prison. “These were people who can’t make ...

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Dave’s the rave

By Amy Hamilton

Some guys have all the luck. Those guys would be anyone named Dave who hoofed it down to Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que on Sunday for a free meal. The restaurant, 2440 U.S. Highway 6&50, offered the freebie at all of its chains’ ...

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