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Democrat Wilson is Dist. 61 winner

By Charles Ashby

A final count from the Garfield County Clerk’s Office on Wednesday was enough to put Democrat Roger Wilson over the top in his three-way race for House District 61 seat in the Legislature. The race pitted Wilson against Republican Luke ...

City postpones vote on Main St. contractor

By Amy Hamilton

The Grand Junction City Council delayed voting on a contractor for the second phase of the Main Street renovation project, choosing to revisit the matter Nov. 29. Four of the seven council members attended the meeting Wednesday night, but ...

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‘Outstanding young man’ laid to rest

By Rachel Sauer

Because she’s 2, because it was sunny, because she was clutching a teddy bear bigger than she is, Dusti-Rai Ferrin was not inclined to sit still. Her navy skirt bunched around her waist and her white tights wrinkled at her sturdy knees ...

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Grand Junction couple earns ‘Oprah’ spot for their charity work in Africa

By Melinda Mawdsley

One day after receiving front row seats to arguably the most popular TV show in the world, Dave Hansow said Wednesday he is a little tired, but extremely humbled, to have been given the chance to fly to Chicago with his wife to be on ...


Man snared in child-predator sting sentenced

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man was sentenced Wednesday to six years in Mesa County Community Corrections for sending photos of himself molesting a 13-year-old girl,  a Web camera and requests for nude photos to an undercover officer conducting a ...

Udall states support for ban on congressional earmarks

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Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., is swearing off earmarks, and he says the rest of Congress should do the same. Three other senators, Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and John McCain, R-Ariz., have said they agreed with the need for ...

Montrose hospital trustees on hot seat

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The Montrose County Commission summoned the hospital trustees to a hearing next month in which the trustees must show why they shouldn’t be removed. A notice of the hearing signed by Montrose County Attorney Robert Hill was delivered ...

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Feds called into dynamite theft

By Paul Shockley

Garfield County and federal authorities are investigating the reported theft of at least 100 pieces of dynamite from private property near Silt. The theft, which was disclosed Wednesday in a news release from Garfield County Crime ...

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Preventive step against leg clots

By Amy Hamilton

An inventor trying to get his foot in the door with a device to prevent blood clotting in the leg recently got a boost from the U.S. government. Matthew Mayer of Grand Junction, founder of Leap Frogg LLC, has a patent pending on a device that ...


Board split on top county job

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When the Mesa County Commission offered the county administrator job to former Florida executive Michael Freilinger two weeks ago, the three-member board appeared to present a unified front in support of its selection. Commissioner Craig Meis ...

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