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Critics call for firing; board backs director

By Amy Hamilton

Rex Tippetts has a target on his back, placed there firmly by some members of the general aviation community and some Grand Junction City Council members who want to fire him and his bosses: the Grand Junction Regional Airport Authority. But ...

GPS was working before slaying in Mesa, county says

By Paul Shockley

A Global Positioning System ankle monitor that was removed by a killer in Mesa without alerting authorities was functioning properly, at least from a technological standpoint, Mesa County officials said this week. Robert Allen Matile, 47, ...

Bill eliminates $50,000 bond for tow firms

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Montrose Rep. Don Coram is to reintroduce a measure Monday that he hopes can save hundreds of jobs around the state. At issue is a little-known law approved by the Colorado Legislature two years ago that required towing ...


Fence still doesn’t fly at airport

By Amy Hamilton

It’s 8 feet high with three strands of electrified barbed wire on top. Its base extends a few feet into the ground. A fence that winds about two miles up a dirt road from 29 Road and the desert ends abruptly within sight of the ...


Concert scene is heating up

By Amy Hamilton

Lee Butler wasn’t about to take a chance and miss getting Primus tickets. The 35-year-old was the first in line at 4 a.m. Saturday morning at the Mesa Theater box office, which wouldn’t open for six more hours. Butler, who usually ...

Taylor made dreams come true for young athletes

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Gene Taylor and baseball fit together like a shortstop’s hand in his old, trusty mitt. The former Grand Junction High School and University of Colorado player spent two years in the Baltimore Orioles organization and played in the early ...


GJ icon Gene Taylor dies

By Paul Shockley

Jamie Hamilton in the early 1980s was coaching a young man who had baseball dreams, but was playing the game in tennis shoes. Hamilton’s budding young player couldn’t afford cleats. “I really did not have the resources at ...

State challenges panel over uranium mill license

By Dennis Webb

The head of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said Friday that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has no authority to retroactively impose “corrective action” on its licensing last year of a proposed Montrose ...

Mortgage money to help homeowners

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Part of Colorado’s portion of settlement money from a multistate lawsuit against the nation’s five largest mortgage lenders will go toward helping people avoid foreclosure in the future, state leaders announced ...

Cops called to protest of Planned Parenthood

By Paul Shockley

A mystery man tossing trash on the roof of Glenwood Springs’ Planned Parenthood office was enough to bring out police officers Friday afternoon. Employees at the office, 50923 U.S. Highway 6, called police after they said they watched a ...

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