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Glenwood leans toward allowing chickens

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Chickens kept within electrified fences soon may be allowed within Glenwood Springs city limits. The fencing isn’t to keep the chickens from getting out. It’s to keep bears, mountain lions and other ...


Baumgardner gets nod as Senate GOP candidate

By Charles Ashby

Rep. Randy Baumgardner is a liar and a dishonest man, his GOP rival said soon after she conceded the race to him late Tuesday. Sen. Jean White, R-Hayden, said the Hot Sulphur Springs lawmaker ran a negative campaign, and attacked her at every ...


Suspect may have gotten cue in shooting

By Paul Shockley

A witness told police that a suspect in a Horizon Drive hotel shooting opened fire twice after getting a possible hand signal from another person, according to court records. “(Witness) described ‘Little Joe’ as having a ...


Pugliese, Justman capture GOP nominations

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John Justman, a Lower Valley farmer who lost his first bid for the Mesa County Commission eight years ago, bounced back Tuesday to capture his first election. Rose Pugliese, who also suffered a previous setback, won in her primary election, ...


Crews gather in Grand Junction for assault on wildfires

By Amy Hamilton

During the school year, the grounds outside of Grand Mesa Middle School, 585 31 1/2 Road, are teeming with schoolchildren. With school out for the summer, the scene recently has been transformed into a mobilization center for up to 200 ...


New light cast on ‘96 double murder

By Paul Shockley

A 5–4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday invalidated life without parole prison sentences for juveniles, calling into question the outcome of a 1996 double murder case in Mesa County. Verle James Mangum was 17 in 1996 when ...

Ballots due today in primary voting

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Republicans and Libertarians have one last day to cast ballots in this year’s primary election. Republicans are deciding which of two candidates in two races will represent the party in the November election for the two open seats on ...

Court rules against couple in drilling-permit case

By Matthew Berger

Residents are not entitled to hearings over applications for permits to drill for oil and gas in Colorado, according to a state Supreme Court decision issued Monday. Plaintiffs Cary and Ruth Weldon and Wesley and Marcia Kent, along with the ...

Mesa County trying to recoup federal funds

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The Mesa County Commission opted to recraft its mineral leasing district Monday under new rules devised by the Colorado Legislature. The 2–1 majority that approved the changes framed the decision as one aimed at discouraging the U.S. ...

Mesa County Sheriff’s Department joins program for veterans hiring

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department will participate in a U.S. Justice Department hiring program that encourages law enforcement agencies to hire military veterans. The Sheriff’s Department will receive $375,000 from the Justice ...

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