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Rich-poor gap a rising U.S. concern

By Charles Ashby

“You got 90 percent of the American public out there with little or no net worth. I create nothing. I own.” — Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko in the 1987 movie “Wall Street.” The disparity between the rich and ...

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No bond for Parachute men in Montana slaying probe

By Dennis Webb

Two Parachute men continued to be held without bond Monday in North Dakota in connection with a woman’s disappearance as authorities kept looking for her body. They released few details Monday in the case of Lester Vann Waters Jr., 47, ...

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Expert climber dies after plunge

By Charles Ashby

Nationally known ice climber Jack Roberts, of Boulder, died of a heart attack Sunday after falling 60 feet on the Bridal Veil Ice Falls east of Telluride. San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters reported early Monday that the 58-year-old man ...


Arvada man will run for CU regents board

By Staff

An Arvada man announced his bid Monday for the at-large seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. Dr. Brian Davidson, an anesthesiologist at the University of Colorado Medical Center, plans to challenge At-Large Regent Stephen ...

Senator seeks more time on resource plan

By Dennis Webb

Saying an extra 30 days wasn’t enough, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet is asking the Bureau of Land Management to grant even more additional time for public comment on what he called an important draft resource management plan. The agency ...

City to do some of county’s purchasing

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city staff will take on some procurement services for Mesa County in lieu of $50,000 payment for the contract’s first year. The idea to combine the process for items both entities need or have the opportunity to buy in ...

Policy change follows inadvertent release of private info to media

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The Colorado State Patrol is changing the way at least one of its dispatch centers releases information to the media after three community corrections inmates’ private information was inadvertently relayed to the media over the ...


Ankle monitor leads to burglary arrests

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An ankle monitor worn by a suspected burglar linked the man to numerous burglaries in November and December across the Grand Valley and led to his arrest by the Grand Junction Police Department. An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Cody ...

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Western State contractor accused of unsound work

By Dennis Webb

A former worker on a student apartment complex at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison is accusing the general contractor of improper construction practices that could make the building structurally unsound. The college and the ...

New board tackles Parachute schools budget

By Dennis Webb

Three new members have been appointed to the Garfield County School District 16 school board, which now will consider budgetary measures that could range anywhere from closing a school to again asking voters to pass a tax increase. The ...

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