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U.S. Senate due change in practices, Bennet says

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Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., wants to transform how the Senate does business, hoping among other things to change the way earmarks are handled and reducing the number of votes needed to override a filibuster. “The longer I’m ...

Salazar agrees with journal’s analysis that he is a ‘centrist’

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U.S. Rep. John Salazar, D-Colo., is touting himself as a centrist in Congress, based on an analysis by a nonpartisan publication. Salazar’s possible opponents said that’s not much of an accomplishment, given the left-leaning ways ...


Fruita High School students learn CPR to disco tune

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Remember this: It’s important to keep a rhythm of 103 beats per minute when attempting to restart the heart using cardiopulmonary resuscitation. “But, that’s kind of boring,” said Fidel Garcia as he turned the volume ...

Suicide causes delay in stolen artifacts trial

By Paul Shockley

A federal judge Wednesday delayed a trial of a local man facing charges in a multistate, artifacts-theft case as prosecutors decide how, or if, they will move forward after the apparent suicide of a government informant. “The government ...


Woman cleared in crash with police car

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The Colorado State Patrol withdrew the ticket it issued last week to a Grand Junction woman who struck a Grand Junction police patrol car broadside as the officer tried to stop a van that ran a red light downtown. Capt. Ed Clark said ...

CMC four-year college bill passes in Senate

By Dennis Webb

A bill allowing Colorado Mountain College to begin offering four-year degrees cleared the state Senate on a near-unanimous vote Wednesday after being revised to address concerns of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The Senate voted ...

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Honor ‘bittersweet’ for cops

By William Woody

MONTROSE — No honorary medal can fill the void after the loss of a police officer killed in the line of duty. But the actions of many men and women in the aftermath of the shooting that cost Montrose police Sgt. David Kinterknecht his ...

City of Grand Junction forced to cut $5.5 million from 2010 budget

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City Manager Laurie Kadrich presented $5.5 million in budget cuts Wednesday night to the Grand Junction City Council, and they will take effect immediately. The council did not need to vote on the proposed cuts or spending deferrals for the ...

Police blotter: March 4, 2010

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Drugs alleged in arrest Gary Michael Dean, 31, 3282 E Road in Clifton, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of more than eight ounces of marijuana, following a ...

Jobs report ‘a bit of a stretch’

By Charles Ashby

A list of renewable-energy jobs created since Gov. Bill Ritter has been in office is overinflated, at least as far as one Grand Junction company is concerned. Ritter’s office routinely puts out a list that touts the number of ...

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