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K9 back on patrol after run-in with suspect

By Charles Ashby

To serve and protect, and bite when necessary. Oldo, the 8-year-old police dog who was injured last week taking down a burglary suspect, was back on duty Tuesday and ready to take another bite out of crime, said his handler, Grand Junction ...

Lunch prices going up to $2.50, $2.75

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School lunches will cost $2.50 at middle schools and $2.75 at high schools in District 51 beginning Monday. The school board approved the change Tuesday evening in order to help District 51 Nutrition Services balance its budget. Secondary ...

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Former presidential adviser, current TV commentator in town to support Tipton

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The way voters react to several Obama administration initiatives will make the difference in the 2010 elections, political analyst Dick Morris said Tuesday. Those reactions will work against Democrats seeking re-election, Morris said in a ...

Lawmaker: Monuments a matter for public

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The Bureau of Land Management’s plans to use a century-old law to protect federal lands from development isn’t what some Colorado lawmakers quite wanted. According to an internal BLM report released this month, the bureau may ...

Girl reports attempted abduction outside church

By Staff

* UPDATE: 2 P.M. WEDNESDAY: Police: Church kidnapping report bogus An 11-year-old girl who claimed a man tried to kidnap her from a Grand Junction church admitted to a detective today that she made up the story, Grand Junction police ...


Maes picks running mate

By Charles Ashby

Dan Maes named a Greeley attorney and former state representative as his running mate in the Republican’s bid to be the next Colorado governor. Maes named Tambor Williams as his lieutenant governor choice Tuesday, the last day ...

Police blotter, Aug. 18, 2010

By Staff

Help sought in go-kart case The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department wants to hear from eyewitnesses and people who were shooting video Sunday during the go-kart event at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway. The department is investigating ...

GJ Free Press names new publisher, the seventh in as many years

By Staff

The Grand Junction Free Press has yet another publisher, its seventh in as many years of existence. The weekly newspaper announced on its website this week that Kim Burner has been named publisher and general manager. She replaces Valerie J. ...

Uncompahgre Plateau Project wins hefty grants

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Land managers on the Uncompahgre Plateau got a vote of confidence Tuesday when they learned the U.S. Department of Agriculture would pump nearly $500,000 into their efforts this year and nearly $10 million over the next decade. The ...

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City gets sales tax boost from Cabela’s

By Amy Hamilton

Even before Cabela’s opened at Mesa Mall, 27-year-old George Fry of Fruita dropped $1,200 buying boat equipment at the store. After learning of the store’s late May opening, he ordered equipment to be delivered to the store for him ...

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