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Guv in GJ Saturday for 3 events

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Gov. John Hickenlooper will make three appearances in Grand Junction on Saturday, including his first keynote speech to Western Slope advocacy organization Club 20. Hickenlooper, in his first year as governor, will cut the ribbon for the ...

Chain to buy longtime Grand Junction lumberyard

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Seventy-four years of providing lumber on the Western Slope has ended for Harbert Lumber, according to a postcard it mailed this week to loyal customers. The card, signed by Harbert Lumber owner Gordon Harbert, confirms the Grand Junction, ...

Hickenlooper backs ‘fracking,’ with caveat

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday defended the use of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas development in Colorado but renewed his call for companies to disclose the substances in the fluids used in the ...

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Voter turnout for city election may surpass record set in 2001

By Amy Hamilton

Voter turnout for Grand Junction’s municipal election is steadily nearing a record set a decade ago. As of Thursday, 41.2 percent, or 10,092 registered voters, had cast ballots, according to the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s ...

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Man accused in baby’s death is ex-con

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man jailed in the Oxycodone overdose death of his infant daughter will be prosecuted as a habitual criminal, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger told a judge Thursday. Manuel Angel Rivera, 30, 3233 White Ave., Unit 4, faces a ...

Merger of wildlife, parks passes Senate panel

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A plan to merge the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation had little trouble clearing a Senate committee Thursday. The measure, proposed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, is designed to ...

Payday loan bill wins House approval

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Payday lenders would be able to keep more of the money they charge for short-term loans under a bill that won approval Thursday in the Colorado House. Democrats opposed to the measure said it reverses sweeping changes approved ...

Bridge graffiti draws action at diving site

By Paul Shockley

While secretive FBI dives in the Colorado River left more questions than answers, Orchard Mesa residents reaped unplanned benefits. Thanks apparently to City Manager Laurie Kadrich. Working with a referral from the Grand Junction Police ...

Udall wants transparency in global energy trade

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The sharp rise in the price of gasoline demands that the Obama administration do more to ensure market transparency, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Thursday. Gasoline prices spiked by 45 cents per gallon in the past two months, to an ...

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Mesa State’s Montrose campus growing, may remodel

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The Mesa State College building at 234 S. Cascade Ave. in Montrose hasn’t changed much since Laretha Palmer’s daughter attended school there. That’s a little strange for some students, considering Palmer’s daughter ...

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