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Well-funded Salazar awaits GOP primary winner in 3rd District

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Republican Scott Tipton enjoys a hefty financial advantage over his GOP opponent in the August primary election, but he is at a severe disadvantage should he survive to run in the general election. Tipton, a Cortez business owner and ...

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Unemployment rate hits 9.5% in Mesa County, same as in U.S.

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose three-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month to 9.5 percent in June, tying it with the national average. Colorado’s unemployment rate, meanwhile, stayed at 8 ...

Beer truck driver accused of DUI in rollover crash

By Paul Shockley

A Loveland man was issued a summons Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and careless driving after his tractor-trailer careened off Interstate 70. The wreck started a brush fire and shut down westbound traffic for ...

U.S. citizen snared by immigration sweep

By Dennis Webb

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement mistakenly tried to arrest a U.S. citizen in Carbondale on July 13 during a week-long sweep targeting gangs, an advocacy group says. “This incident shines a light on the faulty databases and systems ...

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UPDATE: Coroner ID’s man killed in trooper shooting

By Paul Shockley

A man was shot and killed Tuesday night by a Colorado State Patrol trooper who was investigating a traffic accident in a Redlands neighborhood. Trooper Nate Reid, a spokesman with the State Patrol in Denver, said the shooting happened in ...

DA: Fired officers still figure in cases

By Paul Shockley

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said he hasn’t ruled out the possibility that any of the three Grand Junction police officers fired for damaging a transient camp could be called to testify in criminal cases they worked. “Just ...

Woman goes to prison for workers’ comp fraud

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction woman who fraudulently collected more than $25,000 in workers’ compensation payouts was sentenced Monday to two years in prison. Michelle McKee, 42, faced a maximum three years in prison under an agreement with the ...

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Body pulled from Montrose canal was missing disc jockey

By Paul Shockley

A body found Saturday in a canal south of Montrose was that of a disc jockey last seen July 1, Montrose County Coroner Thomas Canfield said Monday. Canfield said the death of 48-year-old Ricky D. Steele was an accidental drowning. The ...

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Divided panel eyes pot ban

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Against the wishes of medical marijuana advocates, Mesa County commissioners Monday reserved a spot on the November ballot for a possible question asking voters whether they want to ban medical marijuana centers in unincorporated areas of the ...

West Star more competitive with a sales tax exemption

By Emily Shockley

It may mean fewer sales tax dollars. But the benefit to the local business economy will be worth exempting aircraft parts installed in Grand Junction from sales tax, according to Grand Junction City Councilman Gregg Palmer. Council members ...

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