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071610 Listening tour 2

Feds seeking ideas on best use of land

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More than 250 people gathered Friday in Two Rivers Convention Center to offer ideas to the federal government on how best to manage its lands. The America’s Great Outdoors listening session in Grand Junction was headed by U.S. Forest ...

GOP candidates split on how to revamp tax law

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The two Republicans vying to challenge U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., split Friday over whether to pursue changing the tax system to a consumption tax. Scott Tipton, a Cortez businessman making his second bid for Congress, and Bob ...

McInnis to repay group $300,000

By Charles Ashby

The Hasan Family Foundation that paid GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis $300,000 to write 23 articles on water issues told the former congressman Friday it wants the money back. McInnis, smarting this week after admitting to ...

30 jailed in crackdown on gangs in GarCo

By Dennis Webb

Federal agents aided by local law enforcement arrested 30 suspected gang members and associates during a five-day operation based in Garfield County, authorities said Friday. The arrests, which ended Friday, are part of an ongoing national ...

‘Let dust settle,’ says Penry of McInnis ‘error’

By Charles Ashby

GOP candidates in statewide races and legislative ones need to hunker down and redouble their efforts, Republicans around the state said Friday. From Grand Junction Sen. Josh Penry to former congressman Bob Schaffer to Colorado House leaders, ...

Manhunt O Anderson 071510

Wanted parolee’s river float stopped by long arm of law

By Paul Shockley

A parolee with a long arrest history in Mesa County was arrested Thursday after running from officers during a traffic stop in Clifton and briefly hiding in a nearby home, authorities said. Oliver Anderson, 35, of Grand Junction, was arrested ...

Search on for sex assault suspect police call dangerous

By Dennis Webb

Eagle County Sheriff’s Department deputies are looking for a Gypsum sexual assault suspect they say is dangerous and possibly armed. The Sheriff’s Department said in a news release Thursday it was contacted about the incident at a ...

‘Bow out,’ some tell McInnis

By Charles Ashby

GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis will remain in the race despite numerous calls for him to drop out, his campaign said Thursday. Campaign spokesman Sean Duffy said early Thursday the former congressman never left the campaign trail ...

071510 Peach harvest 1

Peach growers’ mighty efforts finally bear fruit

By Daniel Humphries

A long stretch of chilly weather early in the growing season scared Grand Valley peach orchard owners this spring, but the fruit weathered the cold, and while it is being harvested later than normal, it will arrive in abundance. Many orchard ...

Fischer tells Denver TV station McInnis lied

By Charles Ashby

In an exclusive interview with Denver’s Channel 7 on Wednesday, Rolly Fischer told investigative reporter John Ferrugia that governor candidate Scott McInnis lied to him about why he hired him to do research on water issues. In the ...

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