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Economy, county finances buoy hopes of officials

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Leading economic indicators suggest Mesa County’s economy has reached the bottom and has begun to rebound in 2012, county leaders said Wednesday in a presentation that contained overtones of cautious optimism similar to this time last ...

Services Sunday for Grand Junction man killed in crash

By Staff

Services will take place Sunday at Palisade High School for one of two Grand Junction men who recently died in a car crash in Utah. A memorial service for 28-year-old Mark Widegren will begin at 1 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. A funeral ...

Bill targets regulations that don’t exist

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A centerpiece bill touted by House Speaker Frank McNulty and other Republicans as a way to keep government regulations from getting in the way of businesses creating jobs turns out to be nothing of the kind. The bill, dubbed ...


Fatal search illegal, judge rules

By Paul Shockley

The entry into the home of Jason Kemp in 2010 by Colorado State Patrol troopers was a violation of Kemp’s Fourth Amendment right against illegal search and seizure, a Denver federal judge said in a ruling Wednesday. “Even if the ...


Mining proposal stuns Redstone

By Dennis Webb

REDSTONE — When a national forest official recently told residents of the Redstone area about renewed interest in mining coal up a valley where millions of dollars have been spent on reclamation from a former mine, “It just ...

House panel receives Bradford traffic stop report

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Denver Police Department has turned over all of the information it has about the January traffic stop of Rep. Laura Bradford to a House ethics panel looking into suspected drunken driving and improper use of a legislative ...

Blotter, Feb. 9, 2012

By Staff

Threat outside bar alleged Joseph David Windscheffel, 30, 336 Catkin St., was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of threatening another man with a knife early Tuesday morning outside of Quincy Bar, 609 Main St. Windscheffel was arrested on ...

No fast cash in oil shale, nonpartisan agency says

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Critics of oil shale development crowed Wednesday about a Congressional Budget Office conclusion that leasing land for oil shale development would provide no immediate revenue boost to federal coffers. The issue is significant because oil ...

First influenza hospitalization of 2012 in Mesa County

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A child has become the first Mesa County resident to be hospitalized with influenza in 2012. The Mesa County Health Department reported the hospitalization Wednesday. It was the first hospitalization of a person with influenza in the county ...

Greyhound won’t have stop at mall

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A committee Tuesday nixed plans to include Greyhound with a new Grand Valley Transit bus station north of Mesa Mall, executing a U-turn after neighboring residents and property owners voiced concerns about crime and pedestrian safety. The ...

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