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Tea partiers want Meis to resign

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The president of a local tea party organization has asked Mesa County Commissioner Craig Meis to resign after a report that Meis raised his elected position in an unsuccessful effort to avoid receiving a boating ticket this past summer. In an ...

Selenium, salt levels dropping in Colorado River

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Levels of salt and selenium in the Colorado River have fallen in recent years, according to studies by the U.S. Geological Survey. The amounts of salt and selenium seem to be dropping as a result of years of water freeing them from exposed ...

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City unveils its public safety options

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction city staff on Monday night rolled out eight construction designs for the public to peruse to create a future public safety center. The most popular option identified in the meeting dominated by firefighters and paramedics with ...

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First snow bestirs the imagination

By Rachel Sauer

The snow, when it fell, was a crazy jumble, a riot of fat flakes that tumbled groundward. They cartwheeled and pirouetted and careened into other flakes, landing — if you really listened — with a hiss and a poof. It was a visual ...

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Norwood soldier remembered

By William Woody

Pictures form the military services of U.S. Army Cpl. Aaron Cruttenden Wednesday in Grand Junction.  ...

GJ unveils public safety proposal tonight

By Amy Hamilton

Attention Grand Junction residents: You’ll be paying for it, so you might as well have a say in it. City officials will have an open house at 6:30 tonight at city hall about new public safety facilities. An hour earlier, at 5:30 p.m., ...

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It seems like science fiction, but tiny chopper ready to help law officers

By Paul Shockley

Ben Miller learned that federal control over airspace apparently extends underground. Acting on a report in the 2007 disappearance of Grand Junction mother Paige Birgfeld, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department earlier this year briefly ...

Alert Palisade man’s discovery kicks off frenzy

By Dennis Webb

Gould Construction worker Jesse Steele has been putting in long and tiring days, living in Palisade and commuting to and from his job site in Snowmass Village. But it hasn’t been hard to muster up the energy to go to work in recent ...

Richardson leads clash of views on Arizona law

By Charles Ashby

PHOENIX — With all of the Republican gains in state legislatures and governor’s offices across the nation as a result of this month’s elections, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is fearful more states will approve strict new ...

Task force questions park status

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The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce has set up a task force to consider the implications of changing Colorado National Monument to Colorado Canyons National Park. That doesn’t mean the chamber is opposed to the idea, said David ...

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