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County unveils stimulus plan

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Mesa County is considering entering into a financing agreement that would allow it to sink $17.5 million into a variety of fast-tracked capital projects. County commissioners are expected to decide Monday whether to approve the agreement, ...


Man with handgun robs pharmacy of prescription drugs

By Melinda Mawdsley

A man wearing an orange wig and holding a handgun robbed a Fruitvale pharmacy of prescription drugs Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured in the incident at Rite Aid, 2992 F Road, Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras ...

Ex-GJ police chief Gardner in running for Montana job

By Paul Shockley

Eight months removed from his surprise resignation from the Grand Junction Police Department, former police chief Bill Gardner is in the running for the same job in Montana. Karen Semerau, executive assistant to the city manager’s ...

ShareFest service project applications due Sunday

By Staff

Easter Sunday marks the deadline for people to submit projects that require no materials for the ShareFest service-project weekend. Projects such as yard work, hooking up evaporative coolers, trash removal, painting and cleanup are services ...

Budget cuts force office closures

By Staff

Several state offices will be closed Friday because of mandatory, unpaid furloughs for government workers. Those closures will include driver’s license offices, the Department of Public Health and Environment’s vital records ...

Mesa County Democrats’ assembly set for weekend

By Staff

The Mesa County Democratic Party Assembly will take place at Central High School, 550 Warrior Way, on Saturday. The assembly, the second phase in the state’s caucus process, will choose delegates for the state party convention in ...

Tea partiers vent views

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In a gathering that was part revival, part political theater, part country music concert and part venting, about 800 people cheered and booed on cue at a Sherwood Park tea party Wednesday morning. Conservatives gathered for an hour before the ...

Coal-plant conversion bill on governor’s desk

By Charles Ashby

A measure to convert coal-fired power plants in the Denver area to natural gas was sent to Gov. Bill Ritter’s desk Wednesday. House Bill 1365, introduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that included three from the Western Slope, is ...

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Grabe gets life in prison for son’s murder

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury Wednesday said Allen Grabe was legally sane when he shot his 13-year-old son nine times in September 2008, rejecting Grabe’s defense of insanity. Grabe, 53, sat expressionless as District Judge Brian Flynn sentenced ...


Clifton man accused of molesting girl, photographing assault

By Amy Hamilton

A 38-year-old Clifton man was arrested Tuesday after sending a Web camera, with instructions to send back naked images, to an out-of-state, undercover police officer who was operating a child-predator sting. Robert Arthur Brewster included ...

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