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District 54 candidate blasts charge that he’s not really a conservative

By Charles Ashby

Robert Hislop had to defend his GOP credentials this week amid a barrage of criticism that he might not be as conservative as he says. The candidate for House District 54 has been the subject of recent speculation on local blogs and in ...


Meeting focuses on issues with medical marijuana in the workplace

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — As more and more Coloradans seek relief from pain through medical marijuana use, employers are having to consider how to keep the trend from causing legal headaches. “There are a lot of land mines out there and ...


Speaker will talk about future in space

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It’s one thing to go where no man has gone before. It’s another to figure out just how to do that. David Mains, who has 26 years of experience in the manned space-flight program, will discuss in Grand Junction on Thursday the ...


No public comments made at mercury storage meeting

By Staff

No comments were offered Tuesday during a public hearing at Two Rivers Convention Center to consider where the nation’s mercury should be stored. Grand Junction was one of seven sites listed as potential locations for as many as 11,000 ...


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Fire consumes city business

By Amy Hamilton

A portable-toilet company, Bestway Services, sustained a major blow Monday when much of its equipment burned in a fast-moving fire. However, owners said they plan to rebuild the business. Authorities with the Grand Junction Fire Department on ...


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Woman sentenced in husband’s jailbreak

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At first glance, Marilynne Johnson appeared to be a conniving felon, helping her husband plan and execute an elaborate jailbreak consisting of hacksaw blades and bedsheets and steering the getaway vehicle to Mexico, where they presumably ...


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Man accused of kidnap, assault

By Amy Hamilton

A 21-year-old Grand Junction man was arrested Sunday on a warrant on suspicion of kidnapping a man, beating him up, robbing him and leaving him in a field, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. The Sheriff’s ...


Coroner releases annual report

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The percentage of deaths investigated by the Mesa County Coroner’s Office in 2009 fell slightly from the previous two years, the office said in its annual report. In 2009, 31.8 percent of deaths were investigated by the coroner’s ...


Official promises action in Prather springs contamination

By Dennis Webb

Oil and gas regulators say they hope that “meaningful remediation work” begins this year on the contamination of spring water on the Prather property northwest of Parachute, a state official said Monday. The comments by David ...


Court lifts ban on some donations

By Charles Ashby

Labor unions, businesses and other contributors that have sole-source government contracts won’t have to worry about the campaign donations they make. That’s because the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday struck down Amendment 54, ...


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