Western Colorado

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Woman goes to prison for workers’ comp fraud

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction woman who fraudulently collected more than $25,000 in workers’ compensation payouts was sentenced Monday to two years in prison. Michelle McKee, 42, faced a maximum three years in prison under an agreement with the ...


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Body pulled from Montrose canal was missing disc jockey

By Paul Shockley

A body found Saturday in a canal south of Montrose was that of a disc jockey last seen July 1, Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield said Monday. Canfield said the death of 48-year-old Ricky D. Steele was an accidental drowning. The ...


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Divided panel eyes pot ban

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Against the wishes of medical marijuana advocates, Mesa County commissioners Monday reserved a spot on the November ballot for a possible question asking voters whether they want to ban medical marijuana centers in unincorporated areas of the ...


West Star more competitive with a sales tax exemption

By Emily Shockley

It may mean fewer sales tax dollars. But the benefit to the local business economy will be worth exempting aircraft parts installed in Grand Junction from sales tax, according to Grand Junction City Councilman Gregg Palmer. Council members ...


Americans for Prosperity rallies its troops

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Votes by U.S. Rep. John Salazar. D-Colo., on health care and the stimulus bill will get plenty of attention in the coming weeks from a squad of Grand Valley activists backed up by advertising critical of Salazar’s record. Americans for ...


McConnell wins Palin endorsement in U.S. House race

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Bob McConnell, the Steamboat Springs man bidding for a chance to run against Democrat incumbent John Salazar in the 3rd Congressional District, has garnered the endorsement of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. McConnell is running against Scott ...


Weatherization grants benefit seven counties

By Staff

Housing Resources of Western Colorado has been awarded $2.8 million in grants to provide free weatherization services to more than 400 homeowners in seven Western Slope counties. The weatherization program can include any of the following ...


Voters receiving primary ballots in mail

By Staff

Voters can begin having their say this week on several primary battles. The Mesa County Clerk’s Office mailed 52,453 mail-in ballots Monday to registered voters. On those ballots are Republican primaries for the state Legislature and ...


Idaho fugitive charged with murder

By Paul Shockley

An Idaho fugitive arrested earlier this month in Grand Junction was ordered held without bond Monday after his alleged victim’s death. Idaho authorities on Friday obtained an arrest warrant for first-degree murder for 30-year-old Thomas ...


City Council keeps ‘options open’ on fall marijuana vote

By Emily Shockley

Grand Junction City Council members unanimously approved a resolution Monday that will hold a place on the Nov. 2 ballot for a potential medical marijuana question. Council members decided at a noon workshop Monday to add the resolution to ...


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