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Tipton keeps seat

By The Associated Press

PUEBLO – Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton has retained Colorado’s sprawling 3rd Congressional District seat by defeating Democratic state lawmaker Sal Pace. Tipton won a second term on Tuesday in a swing district the size of ...

City grants request for $30,000 to fund center’s detox unit

By Lory Pounder

A last-minute request for money, an April voter question likely concerning transportation, and the Horizon Drive improvement project took center stage Monday during the Grand Junction City Council workshop. Councilors gave the go-ahead to a ...

Enterprise eyes expansion of gas-processing plant near Meeker

By Dennis Webb

Enterprise Gas Processing is pursuing permitting for a two-phase expansion of its Meeker-area facility that would result in one of the largest gas plants in the country. However, the plan is simply conceptual at this point, said Rick Ranney, ...

Wood appointed to airport authority

By Duffy Hayes

Mesa County commissioners decided Monday to appoint Stephen Wood to the Grand Junction Airport Authority Board, replacing the vice chairman of the group, Morgan Hamon, who recently relocated to the Front Range. Wood will fill Hamon’s ...

Antero placing
 gas bets elsewhere

By Dennis Webb

Antero Resources is selling its natural gas holdings in western Colorado’s Piceance Basin, the company says. The Denver-based company said in a news release today that it is selling the assets to a private company, which it didn’t ...

Naturita library to receive national award

By Staff

The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences selected the Naturita Community Library as one of 10 recipients of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Officials will accept the award at a ceremony in Washington, ...

Mesa County election officials brace for long day

By Duffy Hayes

Mesa County elections officials are gearing up for a long day today, staffing 10 local vote centers across the county with about 200 additional people to facilitate vote counting and organization on the big day. Election Day workers will ...


Mortgage payoffs jump in county

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Mesa County experienced a 21.6 percent bump year-over-year in the number of mortgage loans completed in the third quarter of 2012. Mortgages can be completed in three ways: a home sale, a mortgage loan refinance or the successful payoff of a ...


Second woman comes forward against ex-cop facing trial for sexual assault

By Paul Shockley

A woman who would potentially be a new witness in the sex-assault trial of a former Grand Junction police officer would testify about alleged sexual advances by the officer while he was on duty, and when she was underage in 2003 and 2004, ...

Walking, biking trails summit set for March

By Lory Pounder

Ideally, someone could hop on his or her bike and ride safely to and from anywhere in the Grand Valley, say bike enthusiasts who are organizing an upcoming conference about trails. They are taking a holistic approach to the topic, engaging in ...

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