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Homeowners cry foul over rule change

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Few people have bought into the Hollow Creek subdivision at the west end of Fruita. But those who did, did so for specific reasons — the stucco exteriors, the high-quality interior finishes, the strict rules that require a certain amount ...

Big names wading into Colorado’s 3rd District race

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The fight for the Republican nomination for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District pits not only newcomer Bob McConnell of Steamboat Springs against legislator Scott Tipton of Cortez, it pits two nationally known conservative icons ...

Girl, 12, dies in camp biking accident

By Paul Shockley

A Delta girl died Monday after falling from a mountain bike while riding down a hill at a summer camp in Hinsdale County. Venus Stratton, 12, was among approximately 12 people who were riding down the winding hill when she crashed near the ...

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.

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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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