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Handyman Purser appointed to Fruita council

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The Fruita City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to appoint self-employed handyman Cullen Purser to fill a vacant seat on the board, choosing a fresh face over other candidates who had previous work and volunteer experience with the ...

Lawmaker takes heat for skipping special session

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Last-minute discussions to revive a driving-while-stoned bill Wednesday threatened to extend a special session on civil unions one or two more days. In the end, though, there was little will among fatigued lawmakers to stay any ...

Tea party group fined for violations

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Southern Colorado Tea Party will pay $10,000 in fines and more than $9,000 in attorneys fees for failing to file the proper campaign finance reports during the 2010 election, a state judge ruled Wednesday. In his order, ...


Home-school graduates celebrate diverse interests

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Members of the Mesa Valley Vision Home and Community Program class of 2012 studied Greek, Chinese, French and Spanish, completed Advanced Placement classes without the aid of a classroom teacher, worked everywhere from a cattle ranch to a ...

Driving-while-high bill dies on 17-17 vote

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Sen. Steve King wasn’t feeling good all day. The Grand Junction Republican knew Tuesday that one of his votes on his driving while stoned bill was out for the day, and he was scrambling to find more support before the ...


Missing Grand Junction man’s body found by brother

By Paul Shockley

The body of a Grand Junction man missing since July was discovered Monday by the missing man’s brother in remote, rugged terrain in western San Miguel County, authorities said. Jonathan Keith Kelley, 54, was found by his brother who had ...

Schools to oust 8 gym teachers

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District 51 middle school physical education teachers were informed this week some of them will have to take another position in the district this fall or find another job. Eight middle school certified positions — one at each District ...

Palisade water without fluoride

By Paul Shockley

The town of Palisade on Tuesday said it has not added fluoride to its drinking water system for the past two months, a move counter to the practices of the Grand Valley’s other drinking water providers. The decision, which Palisade ...


Crystal, Green make endangered rivers list

By Dennis Webb

Chuck Downey gestured Tuesday to where the Crystal River meanders through a valley south of Redstone and described a future in which the river would be dammed by a reservoir that would sit empty much of the year. “Instead of looking ...

Candidate Leane officially on the ballot

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Unaffiliated Mesa County commissioner candidate John Leane is on the November ballot — barely. The Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office this week certified that Leane collected enough signatures from voters to make it onto the ...

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