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Palisade man on ice sculpting team competing this week in Switzerland

By Staff

Among the four Tims of the U.S. Snow Sculpting team, currently competing at the 30th World Snow Festival in Grindelwald, Switzerland, is a Palisade man who Wednesday declared his experience as fun. Tim Wedel of Palisade is a member of the ...

Tipton names new chief of staff

By Staff

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will begin the legislative session with a new chief of staff. Nicholas Zupancic, who has been Tipton’s legislative director, will replace Mike Hesse, who had served previously as chief of staff to U.S. ...


Man guilty in slaying of homeless man in desert

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury Wednesday convicted a 26-year-old man in connection with the slaying of a homeless man in the desert north of Grand Junction last spring. Aaron Myers, also formerly homeless, bowed his head when the jury in District Judge ...

Dems target Tipton seat for Red-to-Blue turnover

By Staff

The bid by state Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., won a higher profile when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee listed it on its Red-to-Blue program. The designation means his bid will get more ...

Some Colorado websites go dark in protest of Internet-piracy bills in Congress

By Charles Ashby

Wikipedia, Google and other national websites weren’t the only ones to go dark Wednesday in protest of two proposed Internet-piracy bills now before Congress. Several websites in Colorado, including a few in Grand Junction, also ...

Patrol pursuing person who spilled oil, believes it was dumped intentionally

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado State Patrol is pursuing multiple leads in the case of about 1,000 gallons of oil-based fluids that apparently were dumped along a road west of Rifle. What authorities say appears to be crude oil was found about 20 feet off U.S. ...

9 seats up for grabs on municipal boards of Fruita, Palisade

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There will be plenty of opportunity this spring for Fruita and Palisade residents to get involved in their municipal governments. A total of nine seats on the Fruita City Council and Palisade Town Board — including both mayoral posts ...

Bill diverts energy tax revenue to rural colleges

By Charles Ashby

Sen. Greg Brophy wants to stop the governor and the Colorado Legislature from dipping into any more severance tax revenue. The Republican senator from the Eastern Plains wants instead to put excess money that does not go to the Department of ...

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Occupy group fills Tipton office

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About 20 people generally under the Occupy Grand Junction banner cheered as one of them, a woman who lives in a home that was foreclosed, scolded U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., on Tuesday. Penni Palthe, an unemployed sculptor and artist, ...

Meis: Plan is a threat to economy

By Staff

The Bureau of Land Management’s draft plan for managing more than a half-million acres of public land in west-central Colorado would be devastating to Mesa County’s economic future, and the agency should rework and reissue the ...

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