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Tom Tancredo

Tancredo readies run for governor

By Charles Ashby

Much to the chagrin of his Republican colleagues, former congressman Tom Tancredo announced Monday he will seek the nomination for Colorado governor as a candidate for the American Constitution Party. That announcement, which Tancredo ...

Watchdog group: Candidate for attorney general breaking state law

By Charles Ashby

A Denver-based government watchdog group has filed a complaint against the Democratic candidate for attorney general. The nonprofit Colorado Government Accountability Project filed a campaign-finance complaint late last week against Boulder ...

Jo-Ann Fabrics to close Mesa Mall location

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Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts has until Aug. 14 to move out of Mesa Mall. The Ohio-based fabric store chain is closing its sole location in Grand Junction, Jo-Ann Fabrics public relations manager Lorraine Schuchart confirmed Monday. The company ...

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Got corn? Olathe all ears on word of record harvest

By William Woody

OLATHE—It’s about 5:30 in the morning, and a caravan of headlights drives over the broken asphalt of Colorado Highway 348 a few miles west of Olathe. The cars turn down a dusty road and park next to a corn field emerging from ...

Foes: Lawsuits likely if medical pot ban approved by voters

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Mesa County and the city of Grand Junction may be the target of lawsuits from Front Range attorneys if either entity places a medical-marijuana-center ban on the Nov. 2 ballot and voters approve it. Both governing bodies decided last week to ...

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4 injured in 4-vehicle wreck near Fruita

By Paul Shockley

Four people were hospitalized Sunday after the driver of an eastbound sedan lost control on Interstate 70 near Fruita, causing a four-vehicle accident that closed westbound traffic nearly two hours. Fruita police officer Gary Younger said the ...

‘Idol’ audition winner eyes repeat in Texas

By Paul Shockley

Besting a field of 120 vying for a shot at stardom,  Shea Bramer of Grand Junction won’t mess with success. Bramer, 25, who has earned an audition before cameras in Austin, Texas, is already pondering what songs he’ll roll ...

Troopers call off pursuit of truck

By Paul Shockley

A high-speed pursuit involving a pickup was suspended by Colorado State Patrol troopers Sunday night after the driver of the truck tried to run troopers off the road on Colorado Highway 65, according to radio reports. The pursuit, which ...

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Driver in crash at home listed as habitual offender

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man whose SUV went out of control and rolled into a home Saturday had his driver’s license revoked three years ago for being a habitual traffic offender, according to an arrest affidavit. John R. Flynn, 25, 583 Grand ...

Another inversion winter will trigger air quality review, official says

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Wintertime inversions are an annoyance for many chilly Grand Junction residents. They could become something more serious for the city in coming years, according to Gordon Pierce, program manager with the Air Pollution Control Division of the ...

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