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Water rights key question in park status

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Any legislation aimed at promoting Colorado National Monument to a national park should account for the water rights — or, more completely, lack thereof — of the National Park Service unit, members of a committee were told ...

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Patrol looking for driver involved in high-speed chase

By Staff

The Colorado State Patrol is looking for a driver who eluded a trooper who attempted to stop the driver for speeding on Interstate 70. At 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, the trooper attempted to stop the driver of a silver Dodge pickup truck who was ...

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Rental help comes to a halt

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Confronted with a ballooning number of people seeking housing assistance and no indications of being able to help them anytime soon, the Grand Junction Housing Authority temporarily will close its waiting list of people seeking federal rental ...


Affidavit: 21 guns, silencers taken in Parachute store heist

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man is suspected of stealing 21 handguns, in addition to a pair of silencers, while burglarizing a Parachute auto-parts store last week, according to court records. James Christopher Litke, 39, drew suspicion from his bosses ...

Palisade man on ice sculpting team competing this week in Switzerland

By Staff

Among the four Tims of the U.S. Snow Sculpting team, currently competing at the 30th World Snow Festival in Grindelwald, Switzerland, is a Palisade man who Wednesday declared his experience as fun. Tim Wedel of Palisade is a member of the ...

Tipton names new chief of staff

By Staff

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., will begin the legislative session with a new chief of staff. Nicholas Zupancic, who has been Tipton’s legislative director, will replace Mike Hesse, who had served previously as chief of staff to U.S. ...


Man guilty in slaying of homeless man in desert

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury Wednesday convicted a 26-year-old man in connection with the slaying of a homeless man in the desert north of Grand Junction last spring. Aaron Myers, also formerly homeless, bowed his head when the jury in District Judge ...

Dems target Tipton seat for Red-to-Blue turnover

By Staff

The bid by state Rep. Sal Pace, D-Pueblo, to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., won a higher profile when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee listed it on its Red-to-Blue program. The designation means his bid will get more ...

Some Colorado websites go dark in protest of Internet-piracy bills in Congress

By Charles Ashby

Wikipedia, Google and other national websites weren’t the only ones to go dark Wednesday in protest of two proposed Internet-piracy bills now before Congress. Several websites in Colorado, including a few in Grand Junction, also ...

Patrol pursuing person who spilled oil, believes it was dumped intentionally

By Dennis Webb

The Colorado State Patrol is pursuing multiple leads in the case of about 1,000 gallons of oil-based fluids that apparently were dumped along a road west of Rifle. What authorities say appears to be crude oil was found about 20 feet off U.S. ...

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