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Bradford may quit her seat, GOP

By Charles Ashby

DENVER—Rep. Laura Bradford’s flap over the legislative privilege brouhaha this past week has left her considering leaving the Republican Party and resigning her seat in the Colorado House, the Collbran Republican said ...

City may seek another site for Greyhound stop

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members want the community to know a proposed plan for a joint local bus stop and Greyhound bus terminal on 24 1/2 Road has not yet left the station. After a surge of community push-back in the past two weeks ...


Judge grants bond in furlough dispute

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Thomas Deister set a bond Wednesday that allowed a man at the heart of a furlough controversy to walk out of the Mesa County Jail. Preceding that action, Deister took to task Mesa County Community Corrections officials for ...


Candidates agree on most county issues

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The three candidates running for the seat being vacated this fall by term-limited Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland did little to separate themselves from one another Wednesday, agreeing on issues ranging from government debt to energy ...

Police looking for missing Grand Junction men, last seen Saturday in east Utah

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Authorities are scouring portions of eastern Utah for two Grand Junction men who were reported missing after they failed to return to work earlier this week. Mark Widegren and Brian Axe, who are employed with pipeline construction company ...

Bill sets timetable for oil-shale development

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A measure requiring the Interior Department to issue commercial leases for oil shale in four years passed the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday. The measure also included an amendment sought by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, ...


Housing in high demand at CMU

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Even with residence-hall rooms for nearly 2,000 students and a 192-bed apartment complex under construction, Colorado Mesa University isn’t likely to satisfy true housing demands this fall. A recent campus-wide housing study that ...

Western Metals Recycling buys Van Gundy’s

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Western Metals Recycling purchased Grand Junction-based automotive salvage and metal recycling business Van Gundy’s Automotive, Metals & Plating Co. (AMPCO) Inc. on Monday. Van Gundy’s opened in 1929 and has been located at ...


Nine more arrested in cocaine trafficking investigation

By Paul Shockley

Nine people who were arrested Monday on suspicion of drug-related charges were tied to a large-scale cocaine distribution ring, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Thirteen people have been arrested in an ongoing investigation, and more arrests are ...


Fugitive who ditched ‘Dog’ captured by Mexican police

By Paul Shockley

Mexican police did what television’s Duane “Dog” Chapman couldn’t. They found Marco Antonio Padilla. Local officials learned Tuesday that police in Guadalajara, Mexico, were holding Padilla, 35, after his arrest ...

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