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Top cops will ask voters to lengthen terms

By Amy Hamilton

Mesa County’s elected law enforcement officials, which includes the sheriff, district attorney and coroner, will ask voters in the fall to increase term limits from two terms to three. Each term is four years. Voters repeatedly have ...


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Girl’s body found in a bag near Glenwood

By Dennis Webb

A bucolic mountain valley orchard near Glenwood Springs was transformed into the scene of an intensive criminal investigation after the discovery of a body Friday. The body was found a few hundred yards up Canyon Creek Road, which heads north ...


Montrose delays uranium mill decision

By Dennis Webb

Montrose County’s Planning Commission late Wednesday night again delayed a decision on a proposed uranium mill but is expected to vote on the issue July 1. Meeting in Montrose, the commission held a five-hour hearing on the proposed ...


State environmental groups ask Obama to intervene in roadless area management

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Colorado environmental groups are asking the Obama administration to intervene in disputes about roadless forests in western Colorado and overrule efforts by Gov. Bill Ritter to draft a Colorado-specific rule. The proposed rule “is ...


Warrant legal in 2007 gun raid, court says

By Paul Shockley

A search warrant allowing authorities to raid a Fruitvale man’s home and seize guns in November 2007 was valid, the Colorado Court of Appeals said Thursday. A three-judge panel unanimously ruled Mesa County Chief District Judge David ...


Residents seek more say over drilling permits

By Dennis Webb

Residents who say Colorado’s oil and gas commission muzzles their voices over drilling-permit approvals gave the commission an earful about the matter Thursday. People living in Garfield County and other far-flung parts of the state ...


First confirmed case of swine flu in county

By Emily Shockley

Mesa County Health Department officials confirmed Thursday the first case of the H1N1 flu virus in Mesa County. A young adult tested positive for the virus after attending a wedding at Powderhorn Resort on Grand Mesa last weekend. More than ...


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Cherries jubilee on Main Street

By Emily Shockley

Curb-to-curb foot traffic flooded downtown Grand Junction on Thursday evening for the summer’s inaugural American National Bank Farmers Market. Alongside the booths people know to look for each year stood a number of newcomers, ...


DUI arrests up 59 percent

By Staff

Driving-under-the-influence arrests by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department are up 59 percent this year, compared to the same time last year. Deputies have been working checkpoints with troopers from the Colorado State Patrol and are ...


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FEDS BRING ARTIFACTS INVESTIGATION TO GJ

By Paul Shockley

Federal agents removed five taped-up cardboard boxes and several brown paper bags from a home on Orchard Mesa on Thursday evening, ending a 10-hour search of the property at 8 p.m. A law enforcement source at the scene, who spoke on condition ...


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