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Mesa County officials acknowledge possible factors behind Ritter move

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When Mesa County Democratic Party Chairwoman Martelle Daniels learned Gov. Bill Ritter wouldn’t seek a second term, she was stunned. Daniels, along with Grand Valley political observers on both sides of the aisle, was inclined to accept ...

Interior will look at oil, gas land more closely before leasing

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Asserting that “almost nobody is happy with the status quo,” Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the federal government will take more time to study federal lands that overlay oil and gas sources to determine if they’re ...

Would-be Palisade High School bomber gets deferred sentence

By Paul Shockley

A student jailed in September after trying to obtain explosives and threatening to “go Columbine” on Palisade High School has a chance to avoid a felony conviction. Robert Dell Johnson, 18, received a four-year deferred judgment, ...

Fruita board rejects 24-townhome project

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The Fruita City Council on Tuesday night rejected a 24-townhome project in the south end of the city after neighbors claimed the development was incompatible with surrounding subdivisions and would create access problems. A handful of the ...

Rocky Mountain Open tourney moves to Tiara Rado

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The Rocky Mountain Open was born at Lincoln Park Golf Course in Grand Junction a few months before Lee Trevino was born near Dallas. It was the same year Sam Snead carded a snowman on the last hole of the U.S. Open, losing his lead and a ...

Man ended girlfriend’s pregnancy, Grand Junction cops say

By Amy Hamilton

A former Grand Junction man who wanted his then-girlfriend to abort their child was arrested on suspicion of slipping the woman pills that caused her lose to their child, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Jared Merril ...

Glenwood audience receptive to Curry move

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS — State Rep. Kathleen Curry faced little criticism during a town hall meeting Tuesday night over her recent decision to leave the Democratic Party and become an independent. Some 30 people, including members of both ...

Board approves early retirement plan

By Emily Shockley

School District 51 hopes to become an example of how to increase graduation rates as Colorado and five other states enter a yearlong dropout-prevention program. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices announced Monday ...

Briefs, Jan. 6, 2010

By Staff

Stop-smoking class begins Thursday Freshstart, a tobacco cessation class, will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for four weeks beginning Thursday. Cost is $25 and the registration deadline is today. Call Cathie at 254-4108 for information ...

Woman in Iraq war hoax arrested again

By Paul Shockley

A woman who concocted a tale about her husband being killed in combat in Iraq is accused of violating her probation. Sarah Kenney, 29, who pleaded guilty in 2005 to a felony count of criminal impersonation to gain a benefit, was advised ...

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