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Dems’ mailer uses reverse spin, likely to siphon votes from Tipton

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A mailer from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that attacks Libertarian candidate Gregory Gilman seems mostly geared to drive conservative voters toward Gilman and away from Republican Scott Tipton. Tipton and incumbent U.S. ...

Wife’s union stance cost him his job, man says

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A Grand Junction woman’s vocal anti-union stance against the Teamsters cost her husband his job with the company that provides bus service to School District 51, a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board says. Traci Kelley, an ...


Blotter, Oct. 23, 2010

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Three accused of drug offenses The Western Colorado Drug Task Force arrested three people on suspicion of drug-related crimes Thursday in two separate incidents. Keith Fletcher, 44, and Maria Salazar, age unavailable, were arrested in the ...

Ritter taps severance, again, to make budget

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter dug even deeper into severance tax dollars to help fill another $262 million budget shortfall, the Democratic governor announced Friday. In yet another round of cuts and fund transfers to balance the state’s $19.5 ...

Grand Junction airport gets service to Houston next spring

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Direct flights between Houston and Grand Junction are tentatively scheduled to begin May 1. The timing of the news surprised Grand Junction Regional Airport Aviation Director Rex Tippetts, who learned the airport would gain a new flight ...

Unemployment rate flat at local, state levels

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Colorado and Mesa County job markets struggled to regain normalcy in September. The county’s 9.4 percent seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September, which did not move from August’s rate, may be the new normal for now, ...


Tipton: Give Petraeus a chance in Afghanistan

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Scott Tipton, the Republican hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., rallied about 45 supporters Thursday during a campaign stop in Grand Junction. Tipton, a Cortez businessman and state legislator, sounded his themes of budget cuts ...

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Officials: Hospital’s secret move a ‘hijacking’

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Commission expressed discontent Thursday afternoon with a recent decision by the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees to create a new nonprofit corporation to run the hospital, calling the change a ...

Tancredo ratchets up effort to shoulder Maes from race

By Charles Ashby

Efforts to get Republican Dan Maes to drop out of the governor’s race escalated a bit Thursday. Maes supporter Joe Harrington posted a Facebook message on the Republican’s page that included a voice mail message he received from ...

Talks reach impasse in Roan Plateau drilling suit

By Dennis Webb

A judge will be left to rule on a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s oil and gas leasing on the Roan Plateau near Rifle after court-ordered negotiations failed to reach a settlement. “After multiple rounds of settlement ...

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