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Man who tangled with police dog is guilty

By Paul Shockley

A man with a lengthy criminal past who tried to drown a police dog will avoid a life term in prison under a plea agreement struck Tuesday. Richard Stieb, 39,  Grand Junction, in a last-minute deal pleaded guilty to four felonies, ...

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City favored its own in bid

By Amy Hamilton

Comments and scoring methods compiled during a bid process for a food-and-beverage contract for two Grand Junction-owned golf courses demonstrate favoritism toward a city-based proposal. Some comments show that evaluators considered jobs of ...

Bennet in town today to visit 2 schools

By Staff

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will visit two Grand Valley elementary schools today as he tours the state discussing education. Bennet is a former superintendent of Denver Public Schools and was identified by Time magazine as a top education ...

Community college taps George as president

By Staff

Rifle resident Russell George will serve as the next president of Colorado Northwestern Community College. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System, announced the appointment Tuesday. George was the sole finalist for ...

Blotter, Jan. 19, 2011

By Staff

Family of 3 escapes fire A family of three was awakened by sounds from a fire that caused roughly $150,000 damage to the home early Tuesday morning, according to the Grand Junction Fire Department. Firefighters reported heavy smoke and ...

Two Rivers gets food deal, for now

By Amy Hamilton

Two Rivers Convention Center will provide food and beverage services at least in the interim at two Grand Junction city golf courses. A new bidding and evaluation process to locate qualified, private-sector vendors will take at least two ...

Bids sought for ambulance service contract

By Staff

The Grand Junction Fire Department, which currently has the contract for ambulance services, will be bidding for the contract again later this year. The Fire Department’s five-year contract expires in June. The issue of the ...

State agency reiterates intention to keep Rifle veterans home open

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado Department of Human Services on Tuesday sought to assure lawmakers the State Veterans Home in Rifle is not in danger of closing, despite a history of financial losses. The Legislative Audit Committee this week considered an audit ...

Buescher to work in Attorney General’s Office

By Charles Ashby

Former Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is going to be a lawyer again. The Grand Junction resident and former Democratic state legislator for House District 55 is expected to officially announce later today that he has accepted a job with ...

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City reconsiders reverse angle parking, may reverse itself

By Amy Hamilton

After nearly three years of complaints about the 47 back-in parking spaces on sections of Seventh and Main streets, the city of Grand Junction will consider reconstructing reverse parking to the standard front-end parking. Grand Junction City ...

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