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Commission candidates have forum Wednesday

By Staff

A forum for candidates seeking to replace term-limited Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland will be held Wednesday morning. The Associated Members for Growth and Development will host the second of their two candidate forums at 7 a.m. at ...

Locals chiming in on monument status

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The biggest advantages to upgrading the status of Colorado National Monument to a national park are the opportunities to increase the region’s visibility and recognize the monument’s unique features. The biggest drawbacks are the ...


Child-trafficking ring has GJ tie

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Fourteen people have been arrested in connection with a human-trafficking ring that brought teenage girls to Grand Junction and other Colorado cities for prostitution. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Monday he secured an ...

Bill would ban secret balloting on vacancies

By Charles Ashby

City councils and school boards in the state would no longer be able to vote in secret when filling vacancies on their panels under a bill introduced into this year’s Legislature. The measure, House Bill 1169, is aimed at reversing a ...


Novice competitor goes to world-class snow sculpting showdown

By Melinda Mawdsley

Tim Wedel had some childhood experience sculpting snow, but those winter days spent building snowmen, admittedly, did not prepare the Palisade man to compete against some of the best snow sculptors in the world. Fortunately, Wedel was not ...

$200,000 oil, gas fine cut to $20,000

By Dennis Webb

State regulators reduced a fine over violations at four Delta County oil and gas wells to one-tenth of its original $200,000 amount after the company involved asked that it be reconsidered. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in ...

Handy Chapel congregation raising funds for restoration work on historic chapel house

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Handy Chapel congregation members are ready to complete work that began last spring on the church’s chapel house. HistoriCorps preservation volunteers replaced the house’s roof and stabilized its front porch during the first week ...

Driver arrested after parking accident at apartments

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 44-year-old Grand Junction woman was arrested after she crashed her vehicle into a gas meter and an apartment complex Saturday at 1240 Bookcliff Ave., according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Rennae Sanchez, address unknown, was ...

This Week in the Legislature

By Staff

Now that most of the agency briefings for legislative committees are completed, the House and Senate will start working on some of the 280 bills that have been introduced so far. n Today: The House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural ...

Offender runs afoul of officials’ correction policy

By Paul Shockley

Two ends of Mesa County’s justice system can’t see eye to eye about a son attending his father’s funeral. In the middle, 28-year-old Benjamin Casey Christ sits in jail. Ten days since it all started, Christ as of Thursday ...

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