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Bachmann is favorite candidate in Mesa County GOP straw poll

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A woman heads the list of preferences for the Republican nomination for the presidency among Mesa County loyalists. U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., garnered 18 votes, well short of a majority of votes cast at the party’s monthly ...

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Voices anything but idle at tryouts for reality TV show

By Daniel Humphries

Kody Taylor had been staking out Allen Unique Autos, the site of this year’s local “American Idol” auditions, for three days, watching for the competition to arrive. The 17-year-old Clifton resident didn’t want a ...

Ex-official: Study suggests methane in water from rigs

By Dennis Webb

The woman who was recently fired as Garfield County’s oil and gas liaison says an ongoing study is suggesting a link between natural gas development and methane in shallow groundwater south of Silt. However, Judy Jordan said she ...

‘Mud-boggers’ on sensitive BLM land issued $400 tickets

By Paul Shockley

Several people driving through mud-bogged, sensitive lands inside Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area may pay $400 for the experience, the Bureau of Land Management said Friday. The individuals, who were not identified, were issued $400 ...

83-year-old is suspected in sex assault of young girl

By Paul Shockley

An 83-year-old man was arrested Thursday on suspicion he sexually assaulted a young girl Monday inside his home. Clifford A. Wheeler, 118 Dorothy Ave., was ordered held at the Mesa County Jail on $10,000 bond on suspicion of sexual assault on ...

Fruita woman pleads case for Social Security

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A Fruita woman lobbied Congress to leave Social Security and Medicare alone as the nation grapples with its immediate debt problems. Terri Potente, also a member of the executive council of the Colorado AARP, which represents the interests of ...

Blotter, July 16, 2011

By Staff

Arrest on ‘gibberish’ call A Mesa County Sheriff’s Department deputy arrested Ryan Patrick Green, 27, Thursday night on suspicion of gun-related offenses and two outstanding arrest warrants. Green was arrested in the area ...

Court upholds cave visits during convention

By Dennis Webb

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday upheld a Bureau of Land Management decision to allow some visits to local caves during a National Speleological Society convention in Glenwood Springs next week. The Center for ...

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Pipe break on Highline is repaired

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Water is again flowing into the Government Highline Canal in north Grand Junction. The canal was emptied to allow workers to fix damage caused by a pipe break Monday afternoon underneath the canal near 25 Road. Repairs also had to be made to ...


Head chaplain at hospital marks 50 years of service

By Rachel Sauer

She jokes that her choice of vocation came down to a Ping-Pong game: During college, Sister Carol Depner and a friend were playing a game, each young woman representing a different Catholic order. Depner, who’d felt called to the ...

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