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‘Pro-Romanoff’ crowd greets candidate

By Staff

Andrew Romanoff isn’t Michael Bennet. While that may be why some Colorado Democrats are supporting the former House speaker as their party’s nominee for U.S. Senate, a handful in Grand Junction who came to see Romanoff speak here ...

Mesa County slices 8 percent from 2010 budget

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Mesa County will chop spending by more than 8 percent and eliminate 33 full-time positions next year, as the recession has eaten away at virtually all forms of county revenue. County commissioners on Monday unanimously adopted a $141.9 ...

Area births, through Dec. 5

By Staff

— Births St. Mary’s Hospital: Matt and Tasha Lopez, Fruita, a son and a daughter, Nov. 24. Jeff and Amanda Burke, Grand Junction, a son, Nov. 26. John and Liza Boetticher, Grand Junction, a daughter, Nov. 27. Judd Nelson and ...


Requests for assistance double in past year, some agencies say

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Vern Edwards and his family don’t live in a spacious three-bedroom home or boast a brimming savings account. But for the most part, they’ve managed to get along all right. The once-booming construction industry afforded Edwards ...


Standoff in Clifton against quadriplegic ends after 3 hours

By Emily Shockley

A quadriplegic man barricaded himself inside his Clifton apartment Sunday night, prompting multiple law enforcement agencies to break his front window and carry him out of the home. Derek Sheeley, 46, 486B Coronado Court, was placed in an ...

EPA begins review of air standards, amid oil, gas industry concern

By Staff

When it comes to how the Environmental Protection Agency regulates oil and gas industry air pollution, the agency “has been invigorated, to say the least,” environmental advocate Jeremy Nichols says. Change is in the air regarding ...

Suspect held in Fruitvale shootings

By Emily Shockley

Since she had her son, Makaylah Ross has had “mom ears” set to hear the slightest sound. But after a four-day trip to Breckenridge, she was too tired to hear the shots a few yards away at 2984 Krista St. that sent five people to ...

New state rule could clarify oil, gas royalties

By Staff

Energy industry and mineral owner representatives hope a new state rule will help improve transparency and reduce disputes on how oil and gas production is reported for royalty purposes. The rule, passed Nov. 30 by the Colorado Oil and Gas ...

Auction set for Valley Investments assets

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The first assets of Valley Investments — from rifles to a 1955 firetruck to office equipment to perhaps some surprises — are to go on the auction block this week. Valley Investments was placed in receivership last spring, and the ...

Authorities seek offender who left work release unit

By Amy Hamilton

Authorities are looking for a work-release inmate who failed to return to the Alternative Sentencing Unit, 559 Pitkin Ave., on Friday night. Ronald Valenzuela, 26, was serving a sentence for violating probation on a criminal impersonation ...

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