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Guard schedules update on ‘Witch Doctors’ mission

By William Woody

MONTROSE —  Colorado National Guard officials will provide an operational update today to Montrose city and county officials about the deployment of the 928th Area Support Medical Company, which has been stationed in Afghanistan ...

Burning trash barrel tips over, ignites fire at home in Montrose

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Montrose firefighters were able to limit the damage to a home Tuesday evening after a burning trash barrel spilled and ignited the home. Firefighters arrived at 12736 64.50 Road at 8:56 p.m. Tuesday after the owner reported ...

3 attorneys nominated for 7th District judge

By Charles Ashby

The 7th Judicial District Nominating Commission on Tuesday forwarded the names of three attorneys to Gov. John Hickenlooper to become the district’s newest judge. The nominees are Peter Bogardus of Crested Butte, Mary Deganhart of ...

Claims seek reparations for exposure to radiation

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Remigio Galvan’s widow and daughter started the paperwork Tuesday to determine whether his survivors can be compensated for radiation exposure. Galvan died in 2009 after he was diagnosed with lung cancer, thyroid cancer and chronic ...

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City revenue rebounding during 2011

By Amy Hamilton

This year has been more lucrative for city rolls than last year at this time, according to the latest sales tax collection figures released by the city of Grand Junction. In year-to-date comparisons, sales tax collections this year were ...

EPA head says responsible gas exploration vital

By Dennis Webb

Natural gas development is an important source of energy and economic growth in the United States, but it needs to be developed in a responsible manner, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said Tuesday in Aspen. Jackson ...

Town trustee resigns post, citing family

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The Palisade Town Board soon will begin looking for a new member following the resignation of Trustee Art Silver. Silver, who submitted his resignation June 15, said Tuesday he is moving to Denver to be closer to his two daughters. “My ...

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Suspect in infant death charged in burglary, auto theft

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man under investigation in the death of his infant son was charged formally Tuesday in connection with a pair of unrelated cases, which remain sealed under court order. In the first case, Dartanin D. Mitchell, 33, was charged ...

Speaker preaches value of downtown

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The focus on developing urban centers downtown and throughout Grand Junction in the city’s comprehensive plan could mean less urban sprawl. It also will mean more tax revenue for the city and Mesa County, according to a development ...

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River overtakes Riverfront Trail

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The high and swift Colorado River washed away a portion of the Riverfront Trail in Grand Junction, the latest victim of a record runoff that has stuck landowners and communities across western Colorado with expensive cleanup work. Roughly 30 ...

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