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Hearing set in wrongful death suit against State Patrol

By Paul Shockley

Vehicle-pursuit policies of the Colorado State Patrol will be the focus of a hearing in April as a Mesa County judge decides whether a wrongful death lawsuit against the agency can continue. Chief Judge David Bottger scheduled a four-day ...

Public safety plan to be aired

By Amy Hamilton

A proposal for paying for a new public safety center will go to a vote before Grand Junction City Council members during a public hearing Monday night. Members of the public are invited to speak at the hearing. Council members will review ...

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Ouray jet jockeys add to air show

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Josh and Ian Rasmussen are cousins. They grew up together, studied in the same classroom together, and in 1999 graduated from Ouray High School. A decade later, they’re flying fighter jets across the Middle East. On ...

House district debate draws three candidates

By Charles Ashby

The three candidates for House District 61 met face to face to face at the Club 20 debates Saturday. The only race to have three major contenders — a Republican, a Democrat and an unaffiliated incumbent — crowded the stage at Two ...

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Area farmers help feed home-grown students

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Last week, schools across the state celebrated Colorado Proud School Meal Day, which was proclaimed by Gov. Bill Ritter to promote local foods in school-lunch programs and educated students about making healthy eating choices, all in an effort ...

Senate District 7 debate a heated one

By Charles Ashby

The two candidates for Senate District 7 had at each other during the Club 20 debates Saturday. Rep. Steve King accused his Democratic challenger of being a tax-and-spend liberal, while Claudette Konola questioned the Grand Junction ...

Summer season brings growth in numbers at national monument

By Paul Shockley

Evergreen resident Jo Ann Watts has made countless treks through Rocky Mountain National Park and other Front Range gems. But on a sun-drenched, cool Saturday, Watts, 66, took in her second tour of Colorado National Monument in as many years, ...

Bennet critical of Obama over Guantanamo

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Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., criticized the Obama administration Saturday, saying it apparently had no plan for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison for terrorists when the president first promised it would be shut down. President ...

Weekly Planner: Sept. 12-18

By Staff

Sunday, Sept. 12 Sons of Norway, Vestafjell Lodge, Montrose Zion Lutheran Church, 701 S. Junction Ave., Montrose, 2 p.m., program on “The Vasa Story,” presented by lodge president Thor Groswold, take a dish for the old fashion ...

Fried chicken heats up judges at Pork and Hops

By Paul Shockley

Word to the wise for anyone looking to impress Tennessee resident and barbecue guru Arlie Bragg: Don’t fry chicken in a barbecue contest. Bragg, who organized this year’s Colorado Pork and Hops Challenge on Saturday in Lincoln ...

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