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Acquafresca opponent says he’s ‘angry citizen’

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The challenger to Mesa County Commissioner Steve Acquafresca congratulated the commission Tuesday for cutting its share of the business personal property tax. But, “What took so long?” asked Steve Saint, a Libertarian who works ...

Rep. King, Konola quarrel over taxes

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The two candidates for Colorado Senate District 7 quarreled Tuesday over taxes and lending, but they grudgingly agreed the Western Slope economy remains underpinned by its energy resources. State Rep. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, and ...

Appleton school students hear Obama’s speech

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A little hard work can help anyone overcome hurdles to academic success. That’s the lesson Barbara Williams’ class of third-graders at Appleton Elementary School said it learned from President Barack Obama’s second annual ...

Former Delta councilman accused of sexual assault

By Paul Shockley

A former Delta city councilman was arrested Monday on suspicion of multiple counts of sexual assault against a child. Roy Lynn Nelson, 40, was jailed on suspicion of seven counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of ...

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Digs keep museum busy

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Vacationers who wanted to dig into the earth helped the Museum of Western Colorado through a relatively flat summer tourism season. The museum’s dinosaur-dig program saw its fourth-best year ever, Executive Director Mike Perry ...

City finds way to pay for new safety building

By Amy Hamilton

Just last week, mold in the wall of the Grand Junction Police Department at 625 Ute Ave. caught fire. It’s in the same area of the basement where the sewer smells waft up from the floor and gnats inhabit the women’s locker room. ...

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Oxygen-deprived toddler’s progress stuns parents

By Amy Hamilton

Thanks to an outpouring of community support, Johnmark Hurley can let go of the kid-sized wheelchair that had helped the spunky toddler get around. After heading to two ability camps made possible by community donations, the 3-year-old now ...

County to send refunds to businesses for personal property, equipment taxes

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Mesa County commissioners on Monday kept their vow to try to help local businesses, cutting taxes collected on business personal property and equipment by $500,000. The move will result in a refund of a portion of the taxes the county ...

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Bear Ranch road opened, but to nowhere

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The gate marking the entry onto the Bear Ranch above public land behind Paonia Reservoir no longer is locked, but anyone planning to drive it would do well to be well versed in driving in reverse. Gunnison County Sheriff Rick Murdie last week ...

Salazar, Tipton camps tussle over ‘Let’s roll’ comment

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U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., wants an explanation from his Republican challenger about invoking the rallying cry aboard United Flight 93 to begin the Club 20 debate on Saturday. Salazar, however, will be unable to confront Scott Tipton ...

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