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Father fears boy, 2, taken in custody dispute

By Paul Shockley

The Fruita Police Department late Wednesday was investigating the possibility that a 2-year-old boy was abducted from the front yard of his father’s home by the boy’s biological mother. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department ...

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Mesa State trustees OK push west to Seventh Street

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Mesa State College is looking to add to its ever-expanding campus. The college’s board of trustees voted Tuesday to approve a 25-year plan to acquire 214 residential lots, 21 commercial properties and two churches between Cannell Avenue ...

Analysis of laws’ effects on business shot down

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Democrats on a Senate panel Wednesday snubbed a call by Gov. John Hickenlooper to gauge the potential impact legislative bills have on businesses and their ability to create jobs. The three Democrats on the Senate State, ...

Rio Blanco commissioners back research on oil-shale leases

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — Two Rio Blanco County commissioners on Wednesday night voiced their support for proposed new research and development oil shale leases that they hope eventually could lead to commercial production. Commissioners Ken Parsons and ...

Health care exchange proposal clears Senate, faces test in House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The real test on a bill to create a health care exchange in the state soon will begin now that the Colorado Senate has approved the idea. That happened Wednesday when the Senate approved SB200 on a 20–15 party-line vote, ...

Temperature dips below freezing, but no record

By Staff

Just when you thought it was safe to fling the windows open and begin spring cleaning in earnest, Mother Nature makes other plans. The temperature dipped to 28 Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, according to Travis Booth of the ...

New name selected for college

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Mesa State College could be Colorado Mesa University as soon as this fall. The school’s board of trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to recommend changing the college’s name after narrowing its choices to Colorado Mesa University ...

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Bobby cleared for 2 bashes

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The man who alternately has upset and intrigued residents with his attempts to bring a series of free, large-scale music festivals to the Grand Valley scored a double victory Tuesday when the Mesa County Commission unanimously authorized plans ...

Rock show can be in Loma, board decides

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Mesa County commissioners Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a classic rock festival to be held in Loma sometime later this year, overriding the concerns of farmers, ranchers and other area residents who contended the festival doesn’t fit in ...

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Vehicle storage near trail OK’d

By Amy Hamilton

A towing company can continue to store wrecked vehicles near a popular walking and cycling trail after a unanimous vote Tuesday night by the Grand Junction Planning Commission. Western Towing was granted a conditional use permit for keeping ...

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