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Couple’s loss may lead to change in chase policy

By Paul Shockley

Strip away the filings, arguments and money, and Sean and Shea Lehnen of Collbran said a wrongful death lawsuit against the Colorado State Patrol boiled down to one thing. “A trained officer of the law should have a little more ...


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Chapel to be repaired next month

By Staff

Volunteers are being sought to help restore the chapel house roof at the historic Handy Chapel at 200 White Ave. HistoriCorps, an organization that rounds up volunteers to restore and preserve historic buildings across the United States, is ...


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Eagles make close encounters in area neighborhoods

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This young golden eagle settled for several minutes in a yard in north Grand Junction on during a break in the weekend rain. Though most people think of eagles as hunting exclusively from aloft, this bird was most likely hunting at ground ...


Group seeking to ban dispensaries in Palisade

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Having secured medical marijuana center bans in unincorporated Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction, a group of citizens is now seeking to oust businesses that dispense the drug in Palisade, the only place in the county where it is still ...


Montrose County wanted to sell hospital, trustee says in defending move

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Following two days of slow-moving testimony, a judge Wednesday continued to May 5 a court hearing regarding the future administration of Montrose Memorial Hospital. The hospital’s board of trustees last fall created a ...


Company to start testing oil-shale production method in July

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One of the companies that leased land in 2005 to study a way to tease oil from the rock of northwest Colorado will start a decade-long process this summer aimed at doing just that. Two officials with American Shale Oil LLC told the Grand ...


Mesa County finds ‘tough but fair’ administrator

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Mesa County commissioners on Wednesday reached an agreement to hire Denver Parks and Recreation Manager Chantal Unfug as the next county administrator, tapping someone they portrayed as experienced in managing large public organizations and ...


Theobold, 4 others seek vacant council seat

By Amy Hamilton

Five residents in northeast Grand Junction have expressed interest in an appointment to a vacant City Council seat. As of Wednesday afternoon, the applicants were Reford Theobold, John Ballagh, Robert Garrison Jr., Roland Cole and Laura ...


Garfield banker: Real estate biz bouncing back

By Dennis Webb

NEW CASTLE — It may not feel like it to homeowners, but Garfield and Pitkin counties’ real estate market is in the beginnings of a comeback, a local bank official said. “We have already seen a reversal. We are off the bottom ...


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State plans to add beds, not close Rifle prison

By Dennis Webb

Amid concern that the Rifle Correctional Center again might be targeted for closure for budget reasons, the Colorado Department of Corrections says plans are not just to keep it open, but to add some beds. Local officials recently became ...


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