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Governor candidate downplays $27,000 fine

By Charles Ashby

About $27,000 in fines that gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes has agreed to pay for various campaign-finance violations are akin to paying parking tickets, the Republican told his supporters in an e-mail Friday. In that e-mail, sent to Sheryl ...

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Governor candidate facing fine

By Charles Ashby

Republican gubernatorial contender Dan Maes is expected to be ordered to pay what could be the largest campaign finance fine ever levied against a candidate by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. In response to a complaint filed ...

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Grants give hope to homeless

By Amy Hamilton

Five-year-old Marissa Gomez used to pray each night to God that she and her mother could find a permanent home to live in. The little girl and her mother, along with her four older siblings, slept on friends’ couches or in an occasional ...

Gateway braces for recreational rush

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Mesa County and federal government officials are opening discussions about ways to manage recreational use of public lands in and around Gateway, knowing more people will flock to the area’s red-rock canyons as Gateway Canyons Resort ...

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Visions of Las Colonias Park surface again along riverfront

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Four years ago, a landscape architect stood in front of the Grand Junction City Council and proclaimed that Las Colonias Park, once developed, could become “a new front door for the city.” Today, though, that door still lacks a ...

Udall: Returning Anvil Points funds to Colorado counties ‘a top priority’

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said he continues to fight for passage of legislation to allow for release of millions of dollars of federal mineral-lease revenues to local counties. The funds remain tied up in connection with the ongoing ...


Rescued Chihuahua back on its feet

By Charles Ashby

The Chihuahua that was rescued last week from a storm drain on South Seventh Street is doing well, Mesa County Animal Services officials said. Animal Services kept the animal for the past week in case its owner showed up to claim it, but that ...

3rd District candidates voice similar views

By Charles Ashby

Getting It Right: This story should have said Bob McConnell, a Republican candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, favors the use of biometric identification cards, rather than a biochip implant to track migrant workers in the United ...

Feds not handling women’s uranium claims

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The clerks and secretaries who worked in the Atomic Energy Commission offices in Grand Junction during World War II and later during the Cold War handled ore samples and were frequently in and around milling products. One of them, Patie ...

North Avenue fireworks vendor reports theft

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A fireworks vendor in Grand Junction reported the theft of more than $1,000 worth of fireworks early Saturday. The fireworks were taken from a tent at 2839 North Ave. after the business had closed Friday night. The business had hired ...

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