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Hilkey warned Meis on ticket fix

By Paul Shockley

“Fixing a ticket” is not a good idea and an “ethical noose” for the head of any law enforcement agency, Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey told Commissioner Craig Meis last month. The message was part of an email exchange ...


Wilting wildflowers

By Dennis Webb

On a barren, steep cliff on Mount Callahan west of Parachute, every step is an adventure. The light-colored shale rock is loose and prone to slide downhill, prompting visitors to be careful not to let items such as cameras and backpacks ...


Brady Trucking saga continues

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Brady Trucking officials will ask the Grand Junction City Council to put the company’s years-old zoning battle to a citywide election. Brady’s announcement came on the heels of a ruling by Mesa County District Judge David Bottger ...

Papa Kelsey’s to remain open, new owners says

By Katie Langford

Papa Kelsey’s customers no longer need to stockpile orders of the Executioner sandwich, because owners Pat and Marilyn Olsen have found new owners to take over the long-established, well-loved sandwich shop. The Olsens announced their ...

Pipe and Supply’s ex-owners tell why they were forced to sell

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Ron and Marie Tipping last year sold the family business they had operated since 1977 as it became clear that the dragging economy and the weight of federal regulations were taking a toll on their business, Ron Tipping said. Tipping spoke ...

Bennet: Don’t drill Thompson Divide

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is garnering praise and criticism after drawing up draft legislation to prevent future federal oil and gas leasing in the Thompson Divide area west of Carbondale. The measure also would permanently withdraw currently ...

Video contest highlights best of outdoor fun

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership launched an outdoor video contest this summer in an effort to attract outdoor companies to the Grand Valley. “So many of the outdoor companies are here because they were born here and ...


Feel picky? Come get free peaches

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

The overgrown trees are laden with peaches that nobody wants to buy. “The packing house said they were too small. They’re considered a second peach and the houses are swamped this year with seconds,” Don Schanaman said as a ...

For The Record, Aug. 4, 2012

By Staff

BIRTHS St. Mary’s Hospital Michael and Lindsay King, Grand Junction, a son, July 1. Aaron Paul Frierson and Anna Faye Doll, Clifton, a daughter, July 16. Logan and Jordan Hancock, Grand Junction, a daughter, July 20. Daniel Oest and ...


Fourth victim claims abuse by sex suspect

By Paul Shockley

A former senior mentor at Mesa County Partners is accused of molesting a fourth boy, an alleged victim the suspect met in a youth football program, prosecutors said Thursday. Mark Bustamante, 50, waived advisement Thursday on two new charges, ...

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