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Ads target Norton as a ‘big spender’

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A campaign by an organization backing Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck is questioning Jane Norton’s spending habits. Norton’s campaign said the attacks are “patently false” and violate the informal dictum that ...

Health Department shifts hours, programs to improve efficiency

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The Mesa County Health Department is to cut its service hours and make some immunization programs available by appointment only starting next week, a series of changes prompted by budget cuts. Although there’s no real cost savings in ...

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Junction man’s big dog could be taller than Guinness Book record holder

By Charles Ashby

No, he’s not a horse, but Remington may just be the tallest dog in the world. At least, that’s what the owner of the 3-year-old blue Great Dane hopes to prove to officials with the Guinness Book of World Records. It all started ...

Suspect held in North Avenue stabbing

By Paul Shockley

A parolee is accused of stabbing a man at a North Avenue hotel after a confrontation over a woman, according to an arrest affidavit. Justin Allen Vicino, 29, of Grand Junction, was booked into Mesa County Jail on Thursday on suspicion of ...

$3.7 million will help build new GJ armory

By Charles Ashby

The armories in Grand Junction and two other areas of the state got a step closer Thursday to getting the funding they need to expand operations. That happened when the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee unanimously ...


Susuras to replace Todd on council

By Emily Shockley

The second time was a charm for the Grand Junction City Council’s newest member. Sam Susuras, who ran for one of the council’s two at-large seats in April but lost to Bill Pitts, was sworn into the council’s District B seat ...

Woman says officer to blame for accident

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A woman who witnessed a two-car accident involving a Grand Junction police car on Wednesday disputes that the other driver who was ticketed was at fault and said the blame should instead lie with the officer. The accident happened at the ...

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Colorado Mountain College seeks 4-year degree program

By Dennis Webb

When Colorado Mountain College employee Erin Furman heard her employer wanted to begin offering four-year degrees, she immediately began thinking about going back to school. “I certainly would be ready to attend as soon as the ...

Mesa State’s plan to expand its degrees moves forward

By Charles Ashby

Mesa State College would be able to expand its degree programs under a bill that cleared its first hurdle Thursday in the Colorado Legislature. But not everyone in the state’s higher-education community likes the idea. Rico Munn, ...

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Ex-cop not guilty of harassment

By Paul Shockley

A jury needed just 15 minutes of deliberation Thursday before returning a not guilty verdict in the trial of a former Grand Junction Police Department officer accused of harassment. Courtney Crooks, 24, who resigned from the department in ...

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