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Pillars of Islam in sharper focus during Ramadan

By Rachel Sauer

The fasting is the thing above the ground, the thing that can be seen, vivid leaves on a sturdy plant. It’s the hallmark of Ramadan, the practice that inspires the most questions: Every day? For a month? You don’t eat during ...

Police-radio junkie spots car, dials 911

By Staff

As a freelance photographer with a police radio constantly at his side or next to his ear, David Jones is accustomed to recording a car chase or fire as it unfolds. On Friday, though, the Grand Junction man unwittingly planted himself in the ...

Colorado produces record runoff

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A record amount of spring runoff blasted down the Colorado River in June and July, officials said. The powerful flows, however, weren’t high enough to set a record for the amount of runoff sent across the state line into Utah, the ...

Guv names members to oil and gas board

By Charles Ashby

Gov. John Hickenlooper’s long-awaited appointments to the state panel that oversees oil and gas production met with praise from industry representatives and skepticism from environmental groups. The appointments also come with some ...

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Bond slashed to $15,000 for suspect in child’s death

By Paul Shockley

A judge on Thursday slashed the bond amount for a man who has been described by District Attorney Pete Hautzinger as the prime suspect in the death of an infant. District Judge Richard Gurley ordered bonds reduced to $15,000 for 33-year-old ...

Judge upholds Montrose hospital’s lease to private nonprofit business

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A judge ruled Thursday that the Montrose Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was within its statutory rights last fall when it leased the operations and assets of the hospital to a private nonprofit corporation it ...

EPA proposes first rules for fracking wells

By Dennis Webb

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday unveiled a number of proposed oil-and-gas-development air-pollution rules that it says would be highly cost-effective for the industry. Supporters of updating the EPA rules say they are needed ...

Rep.Tipton approves of Boehner’s proposal

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A plan by House Speaker John Boehner won the vote of U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., on Thursday as Republican leaders scurried to gather enough votes to move the bill along. Boehner’s proposal calls for an increase in the debt ceiling ...

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Fashionista takes ‘Runway’ challenge

By Melinda Mawdsley

The whirlwind year for Julie Tierney continued Thursday night as she made it through the first challenge on hit reality show “Project Runway.” During the past 12 months, Tierney, 35, has graduated from Savannah College of Art and ...


Partiers jammed in Justice Center

By Paul Shockley

For Devin Eaton, one trip to Mack will mean at least two trips to Grand Junction. As a result, the 19-year-old Vernal, Utah, man said his first experience at Country Jam USA in June may well be his last for a while. “At least until I ...

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