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OCCUPY GJ ARGUE 102011 153

Cops working overtime to monitor Occupy Grand Junction protesters

By Amy Hamilton

Supporters of an Occupy Grand Junction movement that started last Saturday will celebrate their first week of protests with a march through the city this Saturday. Anyone is invited to attend a “Funeral Procession for the American ...

DA: No charges in Montrose man’s death

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson announced Thursday that no charges will be filed against a Fort Collins woman for the stabbing-related death of Montrose resident Shaun Cassidy in Fort Collins earlier this ...

CMU asks Western State to return favor of name change consultation

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Colorado Mesa University trustees asked Western State College President Jay Helman to keep both schools’ interests in mind as the college considers a name change. Helman said during a visit to a trustee meeting Wednesday his school is ...

Udall lauds Senate passage of bill for ski areas’ off season

By Dennis Webb

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., on Wednesday cheered the Senate’s passage the prior evening of legislation clarifying the ability of ski areas to offer more year-round uses on federal lands. “I’ve been fighting for five years ...

Judge halts uranium leasing, reverses DOE finding on environment

By Dennis Webb

A federal judge on Tuesday suspended a 42-square-mile federal uranium-leasing program in Mesa, Montrose and San Miguel counties, ruling that it failed to undergo legally required environmental reviews and can’t go forward until it ...

Adults cleared after two child-abduction claims; 2 other claims made up

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose Police Department has closed its investigation into three suspected attempted child abductions, according to a department news release. The first report on Sept. 29 involved a 12-year-old boy and a man driving a ...

Fire rekindles, does further damage to home in Rifle

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle Fire Protection District official says firefighters feel badly about a home fire that rekindled and expanded into the living quarters after it appeared to be out. But fire marshal Kevin Whelan said firefighters had taken numerous ...

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Fruita man guilty in slaying

By Paul Shockley

A jury needed just a few hours of deliberation to return guilty verdicts in the trial of a Fruita man accused of fatally shooting his roommate. Wayne Gert, 38, was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder, menacing, and two counts of ...

Drive to recall Montrose commissioner stalls

By William Woody

MONTROSE — A recall effort against Montrose County Commissioner Gary Ellis has fallen short, Montrose Clerk and Recorder Fran Long said Wednesday. To place Ellis on the ballot for a special recall election, the group Recall Montrose ...

101411 St Marys Careflight

Hospital outsources dispatch services for CareFlight

By Paul Shockley

When CareFlight flew at St. Mary’s Hospital, pilots spanning nearly four decades relied on radio contact with people on the ground in Grand Junction. That changes today for the better, hospital officials said. “Like any homegrown ...

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