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Anti-abortion group targets Rep. Salazar; he denounces attack

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U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., is among 42 Democrats under attack from the Susan B. Anthony List, which generally supports women who oppose abortion. Salazar denounced the attack, saying he was under attack by the extreme right, which is ...

Rifle gets share of $1.28 million federal grant

By Dennis Webb

The city of Rifle will share in a $1.28 million federal grant designed to help revitalize downtown business districts. The state Department of Local Affairs obtained the grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and ...

Tipton, Buck to campaign in Grand Junction today

By Staff

Two Republican congressional candidates will rally their supporters today in Grand Junction. Scott Tipton, a Cortez legislator and businessman, is to rally with supporters at 2 p.m. at his campaign headquarters at 341 S. First St. Later this ...

Nemnich DNA tied at trial to scene of slayings

By Staff

The DNA of double-murder suspect Jerry Nemnich fully or partially matched eight blood samples in the apartment where a Grand Junction mother and daughter were stabbed to death in 1975, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent testified ...

Montrose hospital action troubles commission

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Commission will conduct a public hearing today about a transaction involving the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. Trustees have changed the status of the hospital from a not-for-profit county ...

HAMMOND Jeff William

Paroled sex offender here

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that sexually violent predator Jeff William Hammond, 29, now lives at 2032 U.S. Highway 6&50 after his release from prison on parole. Hammond is being monitored by a Global ...

Gunnison Gorge management pleases Wilderness Society

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The Bureau of Land Management received a C-plus for its management of Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. The Wilderness Society issued the grade Wednesday in a report on management of Gunnison Gorge and 14 other national conservation ...

Keep college control local, state panel told

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Local leaders, educators and students pleaded Tuesday with members of a state panel not to change the decentralized system that runs Mesa State College. The Colorado Higher Education Strategic Planning Steering Committee hosted a forum ...

Rifle school’s improvement rewarded

By Dennis Webb

Highland Elementary School in Rifle is one of five schools in Colorado that showed substantial enough improvement in student tests to be removed recently from a list of facilities required to develop improvement plans. Highland had been ...

Woman’s mood changed night before her slaying

By Paul Shockley

Maureen Henson, a friend and neighbor of murder victim Linda Benson, told jurors Tuesday that Benson was a good mother who was happy with her life in the days leading up to her slaying in July 1975. “Was she the type of person who would ...

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