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Democratic Senate candidates going on the offensive in ads

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The slow-speed chase that was the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat has taken on the more fast-paced and angry tone that has characterized its Republican counterpart. With a week to go until Election Day and with polls showing their ...


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Free program helps people undo those terrible tattoos

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Karen Drapeau has spent the past eight years trying to undo what she’s done. Drapeau, at the young age of 24, has battled drug addiction and homelessness, given birth to two sons and served time in a community corrections facility. She ...


Construction begins on pipeline to send gas from Colorado to West Coast

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Construction began Saturday in various locations along the path of the Ruby Pipeline, a conduit that would give some Piceance Basin energy companies access to West Coast markets. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday approved ...


Man gets 32 years to life in assaults

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man convicted of sexually assaulting a disabled woman, and attempting to sexually assault another disabled woman, was sentenced Monday to serve 32 years to life in prison. “These were people who can’t make ...


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Dave’s the rave

By Amy Hamilton

Some guys have all the luck. Those guys would be anyone named Dave who hoofed it down to Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que on Sunday for a free meal. The restaurant, 2440 U.S. Highway 6&50, offered the freebie at all of its chains’ ...


Prosecutors try again in sex assault case

By Paul Shockley

Jury selection starts today in the retrial of a former cop, retired teacher and church deacon who is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl over four years. Rodney Eddy, 69, of Mesa, will be tried over three weeks in District ...


Industry objects to forest drilling limits, but environmental groups call for more

By Dennis Webb

An industry group says a proposal that would govern oil and gas development on the White River National Forest creates significant challenges for effective drilling there. But a coalition of environmental groups would love to see further ...


BLM weighs decision on closing caves

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management could decide in the next several weeks whether widespread or targeted closures of caves and abandoned mines may be warranted to protect bats from the threat of a deadly fungus. The BLM’s consideration ...


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Arizona murder convict fired on Rifle police before arrest

By Dennis Webb

A convicted murderer who escaped Friday with two other men from an Arizona prison fired a bullet at Rifle police before being arrested early Sunday morning, police say. Lt. J.R. Boulton said no one was injured during the incident, in which ...


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Local airline industry braced for flight

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Engineers and economic developers are looking to the arrival of Extra Aircraft LLC’s manufacturing facility in Montrose to give a lift to the aviation industry in western Colorado. Extra Aircraft’s public announcement July 23 to ...


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