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Sen. Udall: Budget fix may come post-election

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The lame-duck session of Congress could hold the best opportunity to avoid a fall off the “fiscal cliff” that both parties in Congress say they want to avoid, said Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.. The “fiscal cliff” refers to ...


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BLM proposes to offer mine access to big deposit of coal

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing acceptance of a request to add 317 acres to an existing federal coal lease for the McClane Canyon Mine 18 miles north of Fruita. Besides adding about 2 million tons of coal reserves to the currently ...


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Incidents of rape jump at CMU

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The number of forcible sex offenses reported on Colorado Mesa University’s main campus jumped from zero in 2009 and 2010 to five in 2011, according to the campus’ most recent security and fire safety report. The annual report, ...


Grand Junction attorney claims threat by trooper

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction attorney claims he was threatened during a traffic stop by a Colorado State Patrol trooper, who allegedly reached for his gun during a heated verbal exchange. Gregory Hoskin, with the firm Hoskin, Farina & Kampf, who has ...


25 pounds of suspected pot found in man’s trunk

By Staff

Cuong Quoc Pham, 47, of San Jose, Calif., was arrested early Monday morning on Interstate 70 after a Western Colorado Drug Task Force Officer found 25 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle Pham was driving. Pham was pulled over shortly before 1 ...


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Police: Driver sought in possible hit-and-run

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction police are looking for the driver of a truck believed to be involved in Sunday’s early-morning crash that left a Clifton woman with critical injuries. Amber Davidovich, 32, was at the corner of Ninth and Main streets ...


Tipton tries to stop cash for surveys

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A measure to prohibit federal agencies from sending cash in mass surveys would halt practices that critics say is a waste of taxpayer dollars. The Survey Savings Accountability Act also would ensure the quality of the surveys, U.S. Rep. Scott ...


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Fake checkpoint nets 3 real-life I-70 pot suspects

By Paul Shockley

UPDATE: The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office dropped charges against Maryann Lepianka on Jan. 3, 2013 for lack of evidence, according to court records approved by now-retired Mesa County District Judge David Bottger, provided by ...


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University offers free ride home after night of partying

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Colorado Mesa University has a new way to get tipsy students home safely after a night of partying. The university began offering a free designated driver service, MavRides, on Sept. 7. Students who need a ride, whether intoxicated or not, ...


Businesses taking role in Fruita revitalization

By Duffy Hayes

Seeing that Fruita’s new Downtown Advisory Board has the broad mission of revitalizing the downtown core in a host of areas, it’s not surprising that the makeup of the board itself is distinctly diverse as well. A number of people ...


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