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Newly elected Sen. Bennet thanks supporters in trek across state

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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., exulted with about 80 supporters Wednesday as he neared the completion of a thank-you tour of the state. Bennet defeated Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, a Republican, on Nov. 2 in one of the ...


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Indicted troopers appear in court

By Paul Shockley

Under criminal indictment in the shooting death of an unarmed Redlands man, two Colorado State Patrol troopers were accompanied by Front Range attorneys Tuesday during brief court hearings. Appearing for the first time since a grand jury ...


Gravel pit approval stands

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction planning commissioners Tuesday night denied a request by opponents to reconsider a gravel-pit proposal for an Orchard Mesa neighborhood. Opponents of the proposal by Schooley-Weaver Partnership said they will appeal the ...


2 boys booked in failed burglary at mall; 3rd teen cited

By Paul Shockley

Three teenagers have been accused of plotting the burglary of a Mesa Mall store early Tuesday with the use of a two-way radio and cellular phones, authorities said. Two boys, both 16, were arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, ...


Free meals, car washes given to veterans

By Staff

In addition to taking part in Veterans Day observances across the Grand Valley on Thursday, veterans can get free meals and lower prices on sporting goods. Also in recognition of Veterans Day, entrance fees will be waived for all visitors to ...


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Hunter dies of his wounds after shooting

By Paul Shockley

A hunter died Tuesday after being shot in a remote area of Montrose County. Authorities did not release the identity of the man, who was wounded in what was described as a possible accident in initial 911 radio reports. A caller, speaking ...


Montrose County commissioners, hospital trustees agree to reconvene

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Talks involving Montrose Memorial Hospital went well enough this week that they will continue next week. The Montrose County commissioners and the hospital trustees said in a joint statement Tuesday that they would reconvene talks on Nov. ...


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Lions show warmth for Hometown Hero

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Dry eyes were hard to find Tuesday when the Grand Junction Lions Club gave a standing ovation to an unsung community hero who has sewn and distributed thousands of blankets for sick or injured children in the Grand Valley. Kerrie Strasser, ...


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Jury joins family to pay respects to victims of 1975 murders

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They gathered in a corner of the Orchard Mesa Cemetery, exchanging hugs and tears. The gray skies that had spit rain off and on during the day parted and the sun broke through before it descended behind Colorado National Monument. The ...


Garfield County intervenes with state on well spacing

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County commissioners will ask the state to consider the cumulative impacts to residents of a proposal to allow one natural gas well for every 10 acres north of Silt. The commissioners voted 2-1 Tuesday to intervene with the Colorado ...


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