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Voting laws work fine, Buescher responds

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Republican Scott Gessler’s insistence that there be higher standards to register to vote in Colorado misses the point, his opponent said. If there are people who are ineligible to vote casting ballots, “Tell us, and we’ll  ...


Teen’s death ruled a homicide

By Paul Shockley

A Central High School sophomore who died Wednesday had attended classes that day until school let out around 2:50 p.m., according to School District 51 spokesman Jeff Kirtland. Approximately 40 minutes later, someone called 911 and told ...

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Father dies in truck crash, less than two years after son’s fatal accident

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A Fruita man who died Thursday when his truck rolled near the west entrance to Colorado National Monument was the father of a man who died in an automobile accident less than two years ago. John Luther Fullmer III, 48, was driving a 2005 GMC ...

‘Choke off’ funds for health care, Tipton says

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The Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District called for reductions in the size of the federal government and said he would vote to “choke off funding” for health-care legislation passed by the current ...


Pot shop owners far from mellow about closing their doors

By Amy Hamilton

After dumping about $20,000 into his medical marijuana dispensary to comply with recent state regulations, Robert Ingalsbe was devastated Thursday to learn that the Grand Junction City Council planned to close his shop. During a workshop ...

Judge sinks plea deal for man who killed dog

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Brian Flynn rejected a plea agreement Thursday in a drug case for a Grand Junction man convicted in April of dragging a dog to death. Flynn called the terms of the deal weak. Steven Clay Romero, 38, has low prospects for ...

Move afoot at Mesa State to seek university status

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With new buildings, new students and new academic programs, many people are wondering when Mesa State College may have a new name: Mesa State University. It’s a question the college’s office of institutional research and ...

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More of Maes’ supporters turn backs

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Top Colorado Republicans peeled away from their party’s gubernatorial candidate Thursday, and a conservative national website urged Dan Maes to get out of the race. Maes, who defeated Scott McInnis last month for the GOP nomination for ...

Candidate: Colorado needs to fix voting rules

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The Republican challenging Bernie Buescher for Colorado secretary of state said potential voters in Colorado are on the “honor system” when they register to vote. Potential voters should be required to prove their citizenship, ...

ExxonMobil to slow Rio Blanco drilling

By Dennis Webb

RIFLE — ExxonMobil plans to significantly scale back its Piceance Basin drilling program at least temporarily as it nears its initial goal for local natural gas production. The company plans to cut back from five rigs to two during the ...

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