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100510 1a MMJ Hearing

Grand Junction City Council votes to ban pot dispensaries

By Amy Hamilton

Medical marijuana dispensary owners were correct to predict that Grand Junction City Council members would vote Monday night to shutter their shops. Council members voted 6-1 to close pot stores in the city limits by Jan. 1, 2011, with mayor ...


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Montrose man, 23, charged with murder in child-abuse death

By Paul Shockley

A Montrose man has been formally charged with first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in the death of his girlfriend’s infant daughter. The Seventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office filed formal charges Monday against ...


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Plan to squeeze oil from tar sand faces review

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A Canadian company’s plan to squeeze oil from tar sands in northeastern Utah has another hurdle to clear before it can begin production. Western Resource Advocates will get a hearing before a state agency in charge of permitting the ...


Senators seek cash to fight beetles

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Colorado’s senators say the bark beetle’s assault on the state’s high country amounts to a national emergency requiring $49 million in immediate spending. The emergency has begun, said a Winter Park resident who watched a ...


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Authorities seek brothers in assaults; 2 in hospital

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction Police officers were seeking two brothers in connection with the assault of a woman and the assault of two men with a pickup truck early Sunday. Two victims were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital with serious injuries, with ...


Country music star Murphey on slate for Knife and Fork Club

By Staff

The Bookcliff Knife and Fork Club will hear from a country-music legend, a former White House chef and a report on “The Mystery of Afghanistan” this season. Michael Martin Murphey will start the 2010–2011 season of the club ...


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Window dressing for high school memories

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

One downtown display window is being used for more than just window shopping — it’s providing a way for people to share memories of homecomings past. Vintage West, formerly known as the Blue River Trading Co. at 441 Main St., has ...


Achievement gap in Mesa County is narrowing for some, but still there

By Emily Shockley

From the time he started work in a restaurant at age 12, Mathew Zamora knew he had to graduate high school. His co-workers told similar stories of dropping out when drugs or alcohol or life got in the way. Grades were never much of a topic in ...


Judge to consider second trial in 2003 stabbing

By Paul Shockley

Seven years after a Grand Junction man stabbed another man 27 times with a kitchen knife, Colorado courts are still trying to decide what should happen in the case. Troy Mondragon, 45, is scheduled to return to court Wednesday before District ...


Fruita team headed to FFA nationals

By Emily Shockley

With only three weeks to study up and refine their skills, members of the Fruita Monument High School mechanics team learned last week they will compete in the National FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event. Senior Koal Smith ...


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