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Candidate Wright still raising funds for his campaign

By Charles Ashby

Despite calls from some members of his own party to drop out of the race, the Republican candidate for House District 54 still is raising cash for his campaign. Since reports surfaced that Jared Wright left his job as a Fruita police officer ...


Australian shepherd puppy on mend in abuse case

By Paul Shockley

A veterinarian has issued a prognosis of “good” for an Australian shepherd puppy that police allege was severely assaulted by his owner, according to a report released by Mesa County Animal Services. The 5-month-old male puppy, ...

City to present plan for redevelopment along North Avenue

By Lory Pounder

Grand Junction city officials hope a new plan will revitalize, enhance and encourage use of North Avenue as more than just a drive-through thoroughfare. A zoning overlay is the tool they’re using as an incentive for property owners ...

Plant problems spoiling Delta community garden

By Lory Pounder

The city of Delta’s new community garden is on rocky ground until results of soil samples help officials determine why growers saw damage to their plants. Thomas Swan, a local resident participating in the first-year project, began to ...

Traffic Alert, Sept. 17, 2012

By Staff

Road closures and maintenance projects may affect traffic this week: ■ Interstate 70 Business construction, phase two: The Colorado Department of Transportation and Interstate Highway Construction Inc.  continue the widening ...

Few arrange to receive emergency notification

By Duffy Hayes

If a wildfire closes in on homes or armed robber runs at-large near a school, Mesa County’s emergency notification system issues phone calls and text messages to residents to keep them informed about those and other such ...


Hispanic vote grows stronger in tight presidential race

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Pundits have it that previous elections have turned on angry white men, soccer moms and security moms. This time around, conventional political wisdom has it, the election lies in the hands of Hispanic voters, in particular those voters ...


Festive grape lovers

By Lory Pounder

They described the experience as “refreshing and slimy” while washing bits of purple from their feet. First time grape-stompers Janet Kovacs and Susan Berkowitz, both of Denver, smushed, laughed and rocked-out in wooden barrels of ...

Ex-employee suspected of theft from Garfield County clerk’s office

By Dennis Webb

A former employee in the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has been arrested on suspicion of theft after allegedly stealing almost $16,000 in connection with vehicle-
related transactions. Brenda Caywood, 52, who had a ...

State Patrol pays for public-opinion survey

By Paul Shockley

A public-opinion survey commissioned by the Colorado State Patrol will be used to retool the agency, a State Patrol spokesperson said last week. “We’re interested in whether or not the Patrol is providing professional law ...

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