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King’s pot DUI bill OK’d by panel

By Charles Ashby

It was a battle of the scientists in a Senate committee Monday over whether there is any way to determine if there is a marijuana equivalent to the blood-alcohol level used for DUIs. After nearly seven hours of testimony, most members of ...


Shotgun near bodies in Montrose yard

By Paul Shockley

MONTROSE — A 20-year-old woman was moving items between two vehicles, both parked outside a Montrose home, before she was gunned down Saturday night in the home’s front yard, a senior Montrose Police Department official ...


Holy Family names new principal

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Holy Family Catholic School Assistant Principal Jacob Aubert will become the school’s principal this June. Aubert, 37, will replace current principal Ann Ashwood, who announced her resignation last month after nine years as head of the ...


New designer set to scale heights of rag trade

By Melinda Mawdsley

Every fashion designer has to start somewhere, and for Grand Junction’s Julie Tierney, that somewhere is her apartment with one couch, a mannequin and a vision. After a stint on Season 9 of the popular, reality-based fashion design ...

Organization honors ErkenBrack as a Father of the Year

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Rocky Mountain Health Plans President and Chief Executive Officer Steve ErkenBrack has been named one of Colorado’s 2012 Father of the Year honorees by The Father’s Day Council and the American Diabetes Association. Since 1999, ...

Bill would eliminate 10 public trustee posts

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Ray Scott wants to shrink the size of government by doing away with the 10 public trustees in the state. The Grand Junction Republican plans to introduce a bill in the coming weeks to eliminate those positions, and the ...


2 Fruita council members vying for mayor’s position

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Two Fruita City Council members are competing to replace Mayor Ken Henry this spring. Councilwoman Lori Buck, who is in the midst of a second, four-year term, and Councilman Terry Moss, whose own seat is up for election, will vie for the ...


Sunshine greets riders for annual Worst Day trip

By Melinda Mawdsley

It could have been worse — a lot worse. Organizers of The Worst Day of the Year bicycle ride were prepared to go on a group ride Sunday morning no matter the conditions, believing that sometimes it is simply fun to ride. However, ...

This Week in the Legislature, Feb. 27, 2012

By Staff

This is deadline week for the first bills that were introduced during the session, meaning that work on bills that started in one chamber must be completed so that legislation can be sent to the other chamber by week’s end. ■ ...


Rep. Scott’s move to Redlands satisfies rules for candidacy

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Rep. Ray Scott did move into Grand Junction’s newly redrawn House District 55 in time to qualify for that seat, the state Republican Party says. Ryan Call, chairman of the Colorado GOP, said Scott provided him with ...

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