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Local Briefs, May 6, 2010

By Staff

Governor candidates forum planned tonight Two Republican candidates for governor, Scott McInnis and Dan Maes, will participate in a candidate forum at 6:30 tonight at the Western Slope Conservative Alliance meeting at Grand Junction City ...

Former uranium driller Green dies

By Amy Hamilton

A Price, Utah, man who was one of the last surviving uranium core drillers from the West’s 1960s uranium boom, died Tuesday.  Tom Green was 82. Green suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and silicosis, which were attributed to his work ...

Man faced abuse charges before son’s death

By Paul Shockley

A Somerset man was charged with child abuse in the investigation of an incident 11 days before authorities allege he killed his 1-year-old son, according to state and local court records. Edward Geavanni Cox, 29, faced charges of child abuse ...

King to lead natural resources department

By Staff

A Montrose native will be the new head of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Bill Ritter appointed Mike King on Wednesday to be the new executive director of the department that oversees the Colorado Division of Wildlife, oil ...

Senate gives tentative OK to pot measure

By Charles Ashby

Local governments still could ban dispensaries, and patients still would pay sales taxes on medical marijuana under a bill that won preliminary approval Wednesday in the Colorado Senate. After more than five hours of debate and nearly 30 ...

Grand Mesa in line to be picked nation’s top natural wonder

By Melinda Mawdsley

If Internet voting goes the way Barb Bowman wishes, Grand Mesa will be selected the top natural wonder in the United States. Web site AOL Travel is promoting National Tourism Week, May 8 to 16, with slide shows and online polls to give the ...

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District 51 third-grade CSAP scores dip

By Emily Shockley

Sixty-eight percent of School District 51 third-graders scored proficient or better on Colorado Student Assessment Plan reading tests this year, a 2 percentage-point dip from last year’s third-grade reading results and 3 percentage ...

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Eight-year-old hero gets his day

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If a hero is someone who stands apart from others by his or her words and appearance, Dillon Earl doesn’t look the part. The bashful 8-year-old Fruita boy squished himself between his sister, Summer, and his father, Justin, Tuesday ...

Grand Junction man gets 22 years for two robberies

By Paul Shockley

A father to a new daughter who ran his own commercial painting business, Mitchell Lee Reeves had no criminal history in early spring 2009, attorneys said Tuesday. “As far as I can tell, he never even had a police contact,” ...

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Cabela’s rep promises Grand Junction store will be unique

By Dave Buchanan

With 27 Cabela’s new-store openings under his belt and No. 28 just weeks away, John Castillo still gets excited every time that first customer walks in the door. “I’m always eager to hear what they think and to see if ...

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