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New guv makes stop in Grand Junction

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Western Slope inaugural dinner Friday had something its Denver version a few days earlier didn’t, former Secretary of State Bernie Beuscher said. Better barbecue. “In fact, it was 10 times ...

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Inequality claim arises in Clifton tax district

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Mesa County commissioners Craig Meis and Janet Rowland have touted the creation of a taxing district in Clifton and Fruitvale as a vehicle for generating funding to pay for services in an area they claim has demanded more than its fair share ...

Judge recuses himself in baby-death case

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Thursday’s court hearing for a Montrose woman charged in the October death of ºan infant boy was continued until Jan. 24 after the judge recused himself, indicating he had prior knowledge of details in the ...

Standoff in Redlands ends peacefully

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A report of an assault and car theft at a Redlands home turned into a three-hour standoff with law enforcement that ended peacefully Thursday evening. Deputies were called to 590 Dike Road around 3:50 p.m. after a man reported he was ...

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City critic may seek position on the council

By Amy Hamilton

An outspoken watchdog of Grand Junction’s police operations is considering a run for City Council. Jacob Richards has been an activist in local protests, and his allegations last year of police breaking up homeless camps resulted in the ...

2 fracking crews leave Piceance for more lucrative areas

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Two Grand Junction-based fracking crews are being sent from the Piceance Basin to work on freeing petroleum products with more market heft than natural gas. BJ Services, 2403 Riverside Parkway, is sending the crews to undisclosed markets, ...

Resource fair can’t offer employment

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Even job-fair coordinators are having a tough time finding jobs to highlight in Mesa County. That’s part of the reason why the annual Jump Start Resource Fair hosted by the Mesa County Workforce Center switched last year from a job fair ...

45% receive free, discount school meals

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School District 51 crept closer this year to having half of its students on free or reduced meal plans. This fall, 45.5 percent of District 51 kindergarten through 12th-grade students received free or reduced-price meals at school. ...

New guv rolling into GJ tonight for celebration

By Staff

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper and Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia aren’t finished celebrating their election to office. Although the two recently sworn-in state officials held their inaugural dinners in Denver earlier this week, they plan ...

Drilling permits top nearby states

By Dennis Webb

Colorado’s 2010 oil and gas well permit levels exceeded those of several nearby states, according to a year-end report. Dave Neslin, director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, said in a memo to the commission the ...

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