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Grand Junction presidential candidate hitting campaign trail

By Staff

Grand Junction native John Davis will set out Saturday on his first trip to another state as he bids for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Davis, the owner of Blue Star Industries, will leave in a motor home after a 2 p.m. ...

Colorado senators want to change number of votes to break filibusters

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Colorado’s U.S. senators are taking on the filibuster as the Senate considers rules changes. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., last September called for reducing the number of 60 votes needed to end a filibuster to three-fifths of senators ...

George sole finalist for college presidency

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle resident is looking to further broaden his wide range of public service by becoming a college president. Russell George has been selected the finalist being considered for the presidency of Colorado Northwestern Community College, ...

Storms to south help pile snowpack to 14-year high

By Dennis Webb

The Jan. 1 snowpack in Colorado was at 136 percent of average, its highest level for that date in more than a decade, a U.S. Department of Agriculture agency said Wednesday. The statewide snowpack also was at 159 percent of the Jan. 1, 2010, ...

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Accused Montrose DA Serra to resign

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Embattled 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra officially resigned in a letter addressed to Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper on the 12-year anniversary of his employment with the prosecutor’s office. Serra has been ...

River panel forwards ideas list to state

By Dave Buchanan

A governor-appointed task force to reduce conflicts between river users and private property owners has sent a list of recommendations to the governor’s office. Among the eight recommendations listed: better signage designating public ...

Tipton moves to repeal health care law

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., who was sworn in Wednesday morning, will co-sponsor legislation to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Tipton, a Cortez businessman, said he’ll sign onto a measure introduced by Rep. ...

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Milestone meeting for atheists, council

By Amy Hamilton

Some stood, but more audience members chose to remain seated Wednesday during the first invocation by an atheist at a Grand Junction City Council meeting. No matter, the speech by Joe Alaimo was considered a landmark of sorts for the Western ...

Judge allows delay in Fruita slaying trial

By Paul Shockley

A trial that had been scheduled to start in late February for a Fruita man accused in the fatal shooting of his roommate has been delayed. District Judge Thomas Deister on Monday signed off on a prosecution request for a continuance in the ...

City considers giving land to Zoological Quest for zoo

By Amy Hamilton

A zoo in the Grand Valley isn’t likely to be located in a portion of Matchett Park, a city-owned, 200-acre parcel of open space off F Road near 29 Road, according to city officials. However, city leaders may be more willing to donate a ...

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