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Opinions split on park status for monument

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More than 90 Redlands-area residents turned out Tuesday evening to talk with — and in some cases give an earful to — members of a committee studying whether to seek a national park designation for Colorado National ...


Film celebrates ‘beauty in risk’

By Melinda Mawdsley

The documentary “Moving On” is done, and to recognize the help local people gave Light Gives Heat founders David and Morgan Hansow in the making of the film, they are hosting a special screening in Grand Junction. The 84-minute ...

Dems’ jobs bill clears Senate, may die in House

By Charles Ashby

The Democrats’ signature jobs bill won preliminary approval Tuesday in the Colorado Senate, but it did so without any support from Republicans. As a result, its future in the GOP-controlled House is problematic at best. The measure, ...

Fundraiser for new charter school Saturday

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Parents planning to open a new public charter school in Grand Junction will host a fundraiser for the school from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in the Mount Garfield Pavilion at Long’s Park. Juniper Ridge Community School has no land or building ...


Election win could put cop out of day job

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Jared Wright, a Fruita police officer and GOP nominee for House District 54, is likely to be out of a full-time job when the Legislature convenes in 2013. Fruita Mayor Ken Henry, who is winding up his term as mayor, said Monday he wants to ...

GarCo board adopts shale plan critique

By Dennis Webb

Over the objections of numerous local residents, Garfield County commissioners Monday unanimously approved a resolution critical of the Bureau of Land Management’s proposal to sharply reduce acreage available for potential oil shale ...

Driver issued ticket in fatal Clifton crash

By Paul Shockley

A Michigan man who drove a passenger car involved in an early morning fatal crash Saturday in Clifton has been issued a summons, the Colorado State Patrol said. Curtis Berenguer, 19, one of three cadets with the U.S. Air Force Academy who ...


Two unaffiliated candidates hope to make noise in Mesa County Commission District 1 race

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They weren’t invited to participate in the Colorado Mesa University Republicans’ candidate forum last month. They sat and watched as their Republican and Democratic counterparts made their pitches and gained notoriety during party ...

Aircraft firm waits for U.S. approval

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Extra Aircraft, which two years ago designated Montrose its U.S. headquarters, remains interested in the deal to build business aircraft. Likewise local officials. The immediate issue, however, is that the German company founded by aviator ...

‘State of the Student’ speech set for Thursday at CMU

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Colorado Mesa University student body President Justin Kawcak will deliver a “State of the Student” speech at 2 p.m. Thursday in the University Center’s West Ballroom. Kawcak, a master of business administration student at ...

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