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NFL gear for No. 15 flies off the shelves

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Those hoping to score a Tim Tebow jersey under the Christmas tree are going to have to take a knee on behalf of the Mile High Messiah and pray for a just a little bit of that Bronco luck. That luck may have run out for those hoping for a ...

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Teen shooter, spared once, gets 20 years

By Amy Hamilton

A 14-year-old boy who was spared a prison sentence for shooting another teenager in the face now will have to serve nearly 20 years behind bars. Thomas English, now 18, was sentenced in 2008 to seven years in the Department of Corrections ...

This time, it should stick: Snow on the way

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Grand Valley residents could wake up Thursday with a light blanket of snow on the ground. The National Weather Service in Grand Junction on Tuesday issued a winter weather advisory for most of west-central and northwest Colorado, saying a ...

Gas firm fears bias in fracking analysis

By Dennis Webb

Officials with Encana Oil & Gas (USA) are questioning whether draft Environmental Protection Agency findings suggesting a link between hydraulic fracturing in Wyoming and domestic groundwater contamination will undergo truly independent ...

Colorado’s economic outlook improves

By Charles Ashby

A rosier revenue forecast from state economists Tuesday spurred Gov. John Hickenlooper to back off a plan to impose additional cuts to K–12 spending. The economists, including one from the governor’s own budget office, predicted ...

GJ-area jobless rate holds steady for 3rd month

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Mesa County’s unemployment rate remained at 8.5 percent for a third consecutive month in November, according to data released Tuesday by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The county’s unemployment rate dipped from ...

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Fruita man sentenced to prison for killing roommate

By Staff

Mesa County District Judge Thomas Deister on Tuesday sentenced a Fruita man to 22 years in prison for the shooting death of his roommate in May 2010. Wayne Gert, 39, could have been sentenced anywhere from 16 to 48 years in prison following ...

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Hospital cites Gormley’s 50-year service

By Rachel Sauer

Pat Gormley’s first view of this world was in St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born there Oct. 6, 1930, back when it was a modest small-town hospital on Colorado Avenue. And he spent most of the summer of 1943 there, combatting typhoid ...

Teachers union must pay own way

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One budget item School District 51 doesn’t have to worry about is funding the Mesa Valley Education Association. The union was recognized in a Sunday Denver Post article as the only teacher representation group among the 20-largest ...

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Struggling Black Mountain gets OK to expand oil, gas waste recycling facility

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Black Mountain Recycling received the go-ahead Tuesday to expand its De Beque-area oil and gas waste-disposal business, a move that should generate vital revenue for the financially struggling company, which entered bankruptcy two months ...

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