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Basalt fire leaves 11 families homeless

By Paul Shockley

A fire Friday night gutted a Basalt apartment complex, leaving 11 families homeless and the western Colorado chapter of the American Red Cross scrambling to respond. Jerry Peetz, deputy chief of the Basalt Fire Department, said the department ...

Garfield drilling steady, even with permits way down

By Dennis Webb

New state data show drilling activity in Garfield County has maintained a new normal over the past three years. The number of new drilling permits being issued in the county will end the year down significantly, but another measure — ...

No stand-in yet for departing city manager Kadrich

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city officials as of Friday had not ironed out the details about who will step in to lead operations after the forced resignation of city manager Laurie Kadrich on Wednesday. More information on that plan is expected to be ...


Newly minted Colorado Mesa University graduates first class

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Friday was a day of firsts in local graduation history. It was the first time Colorado Mesa University graduated a class under its new name. It was the first time the school hosted a commencement ceremony in December. And it likely was the ...

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Twelve DUI cases dropped in bias probe

By Paul Shockley

Charges in 12 pending alcohol- or drug-impaired driving cases had been dismissed by the Mesa County District Attorney’s office as of Friday because of questions surrounding a now former Colorado State Patrol trooper. The dismissals ...

For The Record, Dec. 17, 2011

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Michael and Brandi Byars, Fruita, a daughter, Nov. 18. Lewis and Amanda King, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 29. Ashley N. McKinney, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 30. Joshua and Donyale Vertongen, ...

Maps, budget shortfall divide state lawmakers

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The 2012 session of the Colorado General Assembly is gearing up to be a political one, if comments made by legislative leaders Friday are any gauge. At the Colorado Press Association’s annual legislative forum, the four ...

Watt, former Montrose city manager, dies

By Staff

Former Montrose city manager and longtime city worker Mary Watt died Thursday. Watt started working with the city as an executive secretary to the city manager in 1973. She was the city clerk for 25 years and became city manager in ...

White River Christmas tree going to Capitol

By Dennis Webb

White River National Forest officials and the Meeker community are excitedly awaiting Christmas, and not just this year’s Christmas. Federal and state officials announced today the 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will come from the ...

Monument denial crucial in race bid, GJ organizers say

By Charles Ashby

The reason why Grand Junction isn’t part of the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge is because its bid didn’t include Colorado National Monument, committee officials who put that proposal together said Thursday. Had the monument been ...

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