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Firms give AG money as he rewrites rules

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has accepted thousands of dollars in campaign contributions for his re-election bid from numerous payday lending companies at the same time his office is considering new regulations of the ...

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Fort Lewis president seeks growth

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Fort Lewis College expects to gain students this fall after years of declining or steady enrollment. Enrollment decreased every fall at the school from 2004 until last fall, when the school gained 30 students. New Fort Lewis College President ...

Main Street shops to celebrate their anniversaries together

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The 500 block of Main Street will celebrate business anniversaries and other milestones today with live music, give-aways, and games beginning at 9 a.m. Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St., is celebrating its 15th anniversary and will donate a ...

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Homicide victim identified

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office on Friday identified the victim of Wednesday’s homicide in Grand Junction as Willard Michael “Mike” Bobbitt, 36. Bobbitt’s last known residence was in Montrose. The ...

Long road ahead for Montrose teen after fatal crash

By William Woody

A 16-year-old Montrose boy who reportedly fell asleep at the wheel of the pickup he was driving is recovering from injuries sustained in a Tuesday afternoon crash that killed his mother. According to a Colorado State Patrol accident report, ...

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Man who tangled with police dog to face habitual criminal charges

By Paul Shockley

A man suspected of trying to drown a police dog Wednesday will be charged as a habitual criminal, a Mesa County prosecutor said Friday. Richard Stieb, 38, of Grand Junction, faces a maximum 64 years if convicted of the habitual criminal ...

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Murderer blames victim, gets 48-year max sentence

By Paul Shockley

In a rambling 10-minute speech, a Rifle man who pleaded guilty in the beating death of a De Beque rancher told a judge he was sorry before repeatedly blaming the victim. “This man couldn’t keep his mouth shut,” 44-year-old ...

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2009 income drops in Junction

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After growing 8.4 percent in total annual personal-income from 2007 to 2008, the fourth-highest jump in the nation, Grand Junction residents’ average personal income dropped 3.98 percent in 2009 compared to 2008, placing Grand Junction ...

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Police dog nearly drowned

By Paul Shockley

A man with a long arrest history was jailed on suspicion that he tried to drown a Grand Junction police dog that tracked the man a quarter-mile from the scene of a suspected burglary late Wednesday. Richard Stieb, 38, was booked into Mesa ...

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On a roll against government spending

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A rolling protest of federal spending passed through Grand Junction on Thursday, attracting about 15 people to a rally where they could write messages about spending on the side of the bus. Spending Revolt, one of several projects backed by ...

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