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102010 Fruita smoking

Fruita considers banning smoking in city parks

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The city of Fruita is contemplating banning smoking in all city parks, a potential crackdown that could reignite a debate that pits protection of personal freedoms against protection of public health. City Council members voted 4-2 Tuesday ...

Fruita DMV office saved, for now

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The Fruita office that processes motor-vehicle transactions, once seemingly destined for the chopping block as part of a series of Mesa County budget cuts next year, will receive at least a temporary reprieve. Mesa County Chief Deputy Clerk ...

082010 Salazar 1

Anti-abortion group targets Rep. Salazar; he denounces attack

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U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., is among 42 Democrats under attack from the Susan B. Anthony List, which generally supports women who oppose abortion. Salazar denounced the attack, saying he was under attack by the extreme right, which is ...

Rifle gets share of $1.28 million federal grant

By Dennis Webb

The city of Rifle will share in a $1.28 million federal grant designed to help revitalize downtown business districts. The state Department of Local Affairs obtained the grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and ...

Tipton, Buck to campaign in Grand Junction today

By Staff

Two Republican congressional candidates will rally their supporters today in Grand Junction. Scott Tipton, a Cortez legislator and businessman, is to rally with supporters at 2 p.m. at his campaign headquarters at 341 S. First St. Later this ...

Nemnich DNA tied at trial to scene of slayings

By Staff

The DNA of double-murder suspect Jerry Nemnich fully or partially matched eight blood samples in the apartment where a Grand Junction mother and daughter were stabbed to death in 1975, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation agent testified ...

Montrose hospital action troubles commission

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose County Commission will conduct a public hearing today about a transaction involving the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. Trustees have changed the status of the hospital from a not-for-profit county ...

HAMMOND Jeff William

Paroled sex offender here

By Staff

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that sexually violent predator Jeff William Hammond, 29, now lives at 2032 U.S. Highway 6&50 after his release from prison on parole. Hammond is being monitored by a Global ...

Gunnison Gorge management pleases Wilderness Society

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The Bureau of Land Management received a C-plus for its management of Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. The Wilderness Society issued the grade Wednesday in a report on management of Gunnison Gorge and 14 other national conservation ...

Keep college control local, state panel told

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Local leaders, educators and students pleaded Tuesday with members of a state panel not to change the decentralized system that runs Mesa State College. The Colorado Higher Education Strategic Planning Steering Committee hosted a forum ...

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