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Simpson tells youthful crowd they’re getting stuck with bill

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Eighty-year-old Alan Simpson looked 20-somethings and their younger college brethren in the eye Monday, and gave them the facts as unvarnished as he could. “You are the stickees,” Simpson said, “and we are the ...

Sen. Alan Simpson at CMU

By Christopher Tomlinson


Mild weather draws golfers to Grand Valley, area courses

By Amy Hamilton

Despite the acres of browned grass, Tony Perry of Grand Junction couldn’t have been happier, soaking up the sunbeams while finishing a round of golf during a recent afternoon at Adobe Creek National Golf Course in Fruita. Perry, who ...

GJPD bomb unit blows up ‘suspicious’ package

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Grand Junction police officers and the department’s bomb unit responded to a report of a suspicious package Sunday morning outside Rio Grande Federal Credit Union. A passer-by spotted a brown package at 9:30 a.m. Sunday outside the ...


Family, friends of ‘the Capitol dog’ prepare to face life without him

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A lump swells in her throat whenever Cynthia Hossinger Coffman thinks about her dog, Buckley. That’s because the chief deputy attorney general and wife of U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman recently learned the 10-year-old golden ...

Grand jury seated in Mesa County

By Paul Shockley

A standing grand jury, empaneled quietly last week at the Mesa County Justice Center, is “likely” to be given work in the form of investigations during 2012, Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger said. The DA did not ...

Section of Rim Rock Drive closed

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Colorado National Monument temporarily closed Rim Rock Drive from DS Road to Independence Monument Overlook Sunday night. The road closed at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in anticipation of winter storm activity. The road will be reopened within 24 hours ...

This week in the Legislature, Feb. 20, 2012

By Staff

The Colorado House and Senate are nearing their own self-imposed deadlines for the first bills introduced into the session to be passed out of the chamber where they started. ■ Today: The House Agriculture, Livestock & Natural ...


4 jailed in heroin stakeout

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Four people were arrested over the weekend as a result of Western Colorado Drug Task Force surveillance efforts that targeted a basement apartment west of Colorado Mesa University. The arrests began Friday night, when 23-year-old Keaton Earl ...


‘WTF’ sticker shock in Fruita

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Steve and Denise Hight thought they had hit on something quirky — and little more — when they stamped a simple double-entendre in black letters on a white background. They quietly circulated 500 stickers, reading “WTF” ...

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