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Whistle-stop draws diverse crowd

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Among the 1,200 people who filled Central High School to overflowing for Mitt Romney on Tuesday were rock-ribbed Republicans, curious Democrats, at least one former supporter of President Barack Obama and a group of firefighters on a break ...

StarTek moving back to Eastgate location

By Amy Hamilton

StarTek is coming full circle in Grand Junction after it released plans recently to move back into its former location at the Eastgate Shopping Center on North Avenue. For about the past two years, Grand Junction’s branch of StarTek has ...

Palisade taps new town clerk

By Amy Hamilton

Former assistant Palisade town treasurer Lindsey Chitwood was sworn in as the town clerk during Tuesday night’s board meeting. Chitwood replaces longtime town clerk Carol Speakman, who was fired about two weeks ago. Town manager Rich ...

Fire erupts near Molina

By Staff

Update, 5:30 a.m. The pre-evacuation order for residents near the Bull Basin Fire has been lifted, according to Lisa McCammon, public information officer for the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department. Approximately 120 firefighters, 10 ...

Santorum’s backers shift to Romney camp

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When Mitt Romney rode into Grand Junction on Tuesday, some of his strongest supporters were some of his most vocal opponents a few short months ago. Romney last visited Grand Junction in February, hoping to shore up western Colorado against ...


Papa Kelsey’s owners closing doors as retirement beckons

By Katie Langford

Papa Kelsey’s Pizza and Subs will close its doors July 31, and no matter how much customers beg owners Pat and Marilyn Olson to keep it open, they have their hearts set on retirement and a break from the restaurant business.  ...

Bill increases states’ rights over forests

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States would be able to designate high-risk areas of trees killed by the bark beetle under legislation sought by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. Tipton’s 3rd Congressional District includes much of the West Slope, including many of the ...

Ten public trustees resign

By Charles Ashby

The 10 public trustees who are appointed by the governor all resigned on Tuesday, including Mesa County Trustee Paul Brown. Gov. John Hickenlooper said recent press coverage of how they do their jobs in The Daily Sentinel and the Denver Post ...

Burn area closed; erosion, danger cited

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday it is temporarily closing public lands burned by the Pine Ridge Fire southwest of De Beque to reduce possible erosion and because of the potential danger to visitors. Lightning sparked a fire that ...

Romney Town Hall Video, July 10, 2012

By Gretel Daugherty

Romney speech Romney Q&A     CLICK HERE to see a photo gallery of Romney’s visit.   .  ...

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