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Colorado House narrowly passes payday loan bill

By Charles Ashby

Payday lenders who don’t want to see their interest rates dramatically cut will turn their attention to the Colorado Senate. That’s because the House narrowly approved a measure Monday to cap their annual rates at 45 percent. ...

State speeds wildlife review for drilling

By Dennis Webb

State regulators say they have reduced their turnaround times for oil and gas permit applications subject to review by wildlife officials. The reviews were a major source of industry concern when they were required under a Colorado Oil and ...

High schools earn high praise, honors at music festival

By Melinda Mawdsley

Judging by the results of the weekend’s Colorado West Invitational Music Performance Festival, there isn’t one School District 51 high school that stands above the others. Each competing school earned a top honor. Central High ...

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Police use Taser on Fruita man who fled

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 28-year-old Fruita man was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop took a turn for the worse. He allegedly fled the scene and eventually was shot with a Taser gun. Travis Lee Lucero, 1022 E. Laura Ave., was arrested on suspicion of driving ...

More apartments for city’s homeless depend on grant

By Emily Shockley

The vacant patch of land on the southwest corner of Pitkin Avenue and Third Street may become the site of 24, one-bedroom apartments for the homeless if grant funding comes through for Grand Valley Catholic Outreach. The apartments, which ...

School zones to be safer in Fruita

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Students should have a safer environment walking or biking to school in Fruita next fall, thanks to a recent grant. The Colorado Department of Transportation’s Colorado Safe Routes to School program awarded the city $63,500, and city ...

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Tournament takes swing at AIDS

By Amy Hamilton

It’s a bit overwhelming to think about how far a small donation can go in a Third World country. There’s the example of a paraplegic African woman whose husband carried her everywhere. It wasn’t until a donated wheelchair ...

Woman, 33, suspected of prostitution

By Melinda Mawdsley

A 33-year-old Mesa County woman was ticketed Saturday for allegedly committing prostitution. Santana Chihocky, address unknown, was issued a ticket on suspicion of offering sexual acts in exchange for money, said Sgt. David Stassen. In ...

Library offers classes in May to help jobless

By Emily Shockley

As the unemployment rate in Mesa County began to climb last year, so did the number of people taking advantage of computer-skills classes and free Internet at the Mesa County Central Library. More people wanted to learn how to submit resumes ...

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State Democrats at impasse

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter started it when he passed over Andrew Romanoff last year for an appointment to the U.S. Senate and named Michael Bennet instead. So, it seemed fitting that the Democratic governor was in Grand Junction on Friday, the same day ...

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