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Health care exchange proposal clears Senate, faces test in House

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The real test on a bill to create a health care exchange in the state soon will begin now that the Colorado Senate has approved the idea. That happened Wednesday when the Senate approved SB200 on a 20–15 party-line vote, ...


Temperature dips below freezing, but no record

By Staff

Just when you thought it was safe to fling the windows open and begin spring cleaning in earnest, Mother Nature makes other plans. The temperature dipped to 28 Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, according to Travis Booth of the ...


New name selected for college

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Mesa State College could be Colorado Mesa University as soon as this fall. The school’s board of trustees unanimously voted Tuesday to recommend changing the college’s name after narrowing its choices to Colorado Mesa University ...


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Bobby cleared for 2 bashes

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The man who alternately has upset and intrigued residents with his attempts to bring a series of free, large-scale music festivals to the Grand Valley scored a double victory Tuesday when the Mesa County Commission unanimously authorized plans ...


Rock show can be in Loma, board decides

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Mesa County commissioners Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a classic rock festival to be held in Loma sometime later this year, overriding the concerns of farmers, ranchers and other area residents who contended the festival doesn’t fit in ...


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Vehicle storage near trail OK’d

By Amy Hamilton

A towing company can continue to store wrecked vehicles near a popular walking and cycling trail after a unanimous vote Tuesday night by the Grand Junction Planning Commission. Western Towing was granted a conditional use permit for keeping ...


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Fire at hotel building site out quickly

By Paul Shockley

A discarded cigarette started a fire that caused about $20,000 in damage at a hotel construction site downtown, the Grand Junction Fire Department said. Firefighters were called just before 7 a.m. and found trash burning in a narrow alleyway ...


Panel OKs stripping adultery law from books

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Offering your apartment so a friend can cheat on his or her spouse would no longer be a crime under a bill approved in a Senate committee Tuesday. When Sen. Pat Steadman discovered such matters were still on the state’s ...


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Economic partnership to look for new leader; Driggers to step down

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The Grand Junction Economic Partnership is looking for a new executive to lead its efforts to attract business to the Grand Valley. CEO Ann Driggers said Tuesday she is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. Her departure leaves the ...


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12 heading to speech, debate nationals

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A dozen students from School District 51 will compete in the National Forensic Leagues national tournament June 13–18 in Dallas. Central High School qualified the most local students for the national tournament. The school will send ...


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