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Cut and run: Man reports assault by ex-girlfriend

By Staff

A Grand Junction man told police Wednesday afternoon that his ex-girlfriend cut his arm and then drove from the scene. The incident was reported at 4:08 p.m. and happened in the mobile-home neighborhood at 1550 U.S. Highway 50 on Orchard ...

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Panel gets earful on bill to change oil, gas board

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Dozens of people testified Wednesday on a Grand Junction lawmaker’s measure that would make the state panel that oversees oil and gas production more industry friendly. Because there was so much testimony, the House ...

Group takes Quiznos race plea to top: Ken Salazar

By Amy Hamilton

Talk that the head of the Interior Department denied a proposal for a professional cycling race to traverse Colorado National Monument hasn’t completely deterred local race organizers. Local organizers for the 2012 Quiznos Pro ...

Palisade softens stance on bank branch closure

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A split Palisade Town Board decided Wednesday night not to ask federal regulators to reconsider the closure of the Palisades National Bank downtown branch. The board chose instead to invite the bank’s owner to a board work session about ...

Obama speech elicits opinions in Grand Valley

By Dennis Webb

Supporters of natural gas development as well as those who want tighter environmental controls on it offered mixed assessments Wednesday after President Barack Obama said the fuel can play an important role in the nation’s future energy ...

Grand Junction tax revenue begins trend upward in 2011

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city sales tax collection for February rose slightly compared with the same month in 2010. The biggest gain came in the use tax component of sales tax revenue. Use taxes generally are levied on items purchased or used by the ...

POST Academy eyeing BLM land for training site

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An obstacle course, a shooting range and tracks for driving, running and riding all-terrain vehicles would be part of a proposed site for the Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy in Grand Junction, currently housed at Western Colorado ...

Olathe picks Killen for vacancy on town board

By Staff

Dolores Killen has been selected to fill a vacant seat on the Olathe Town Board. Killen was sworn in Monday evening after a board work session. She was selected from a pool of five candidates seeking to replace Trustee Doyle James, who told ...

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Number of residents who need food help reaches all-time high

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The stock market may be holding steady and foreclosure rates may be easing, but one of the most basic economic barometers shows Mesa County residents are struggling as much as ever to put food on the table for themselves and their families and ...

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Father held in overdose death of tot daughter

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A Clifton man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his 18-month-old daughter earlier this month. Manuel Angel Rivera, 30, 3233 White Ave., Unit 4, was booked into Mesa County Jail on suspicion of a single count of child ...

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