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Energy a hot topic at District 61 debate

By Charles Ashby

Because there were three candidates on the stage in House District 61, the trio didn’t have a lot of time to answer questions put to them at Saturday’s Club 20 debates. Still, Democratic Rep. Millie Hamner, unaffiliated candidate ...

What They Said: Overheard at Club 20 fall debates

By Staff

“I showed up on time. I didn’t eat too much. OK, maybe I did, but I did my job the last two years.”   Rep. Ray Scott R-Grand Junction “Ray hasn’t delivered anything for us over here. He likes to think ...

Club 20 leader: Keep telecomm funding

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The proposed elimination of a fund intended to extend telephone service to rural, hard-to-reach areas could do far-reaching harm to western Colorado communities, the head of Club 20 told several members. Bonnie Petersen, executive director of ...


Pear Park, Garnet Mesa among Blue Ribbon schools

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Pear Park Elementary School in Grand Junction and Garnet Mesa Elementary School in Delta are among five Colorado schools to win the national Blue Ribbon Award this year. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Friday announced the names of ...

Pace, Tipton warming up before debates

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The two main contenders seeking to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District warmed up for tonight’s Club 20 debate with a variety of audiences on Friday. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., and state Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, ...


Operation Foresight sculptures unveiled

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The faces of Grand Junction’s former Chamber Manager Dale Hollingsworth, City Manager Joe Lacy, and business owner Leland Schmidt jut out of three new sculptures unveiled Friday night on Main Street. The trio of men were immortalized ...


Man guilty in Taco Bell slaying

By Paul Shockley

A 19-year-old man will spend at least 24 years in prison under a plea agreement struck Friday in the July 2011 crime wave in Grand Junction that included the murder of 31-year-old Jorge Carrasco. Lester Miranda-Davis of Clifton faces a ...


Gessler: 141 voters are illegally registered

By Charles Ashby

Secretary of State Scott Gessler said 141 people are illegally registered to vote in Colorado, but there’s no time before this fall’s elections to get them off voter rolls. With the aid of a federal Systemic Alien Verification and ...


Candidates: Colleges need aid from state

By Charles Ashby

Cutting budgets, streamlining expenses and raising additional state aid for higher education all need to happen to rescue the state’s colleges and universities, two candidates for the University of Colorado Board of Regents said ...

AF Tanker Crew Assists Stricken Jet Fighter

Pilot in trouble finds wingman

By Charles Ashby

What started as a routine refueling mission over the skies of Afghanistan late last month turned out to be anything but for the son of a Delta couple. Oklahoma Air National Guard Lt. Col. Aaron Wardlaw, the 41-year-old son of Len and Cindy ...

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