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Penry gladly takes on role of at least one Ritter critic

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Gov. Bill Ritter called for unity in Colorado as the state struggles with the economic recession as he spoke to Club 20 on Saturday. “There are some people who have become critics too easily,” and those people should “behave ...

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Governor’s defense of budget cuts just talk for upset crowd

By Dan Bennett

Glenda Bennett was perhaps the only member of the contingent without a sign or a shout. It fell to her to escort Gov. Bill Ritter through a crowd of upset guardians and relatives of patients at the skilled-nursing unit of the Grand Junction ...


Vocal opponents claim city ignoring them on historic district changes

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It started five months ago with some verbal volleys lobbed during a neighborhood meeting in which a local couple floated a plan to convert a turn-of-the-century house in Grand Junction’s historic district into a small bed and ...

Ritter, Bennet opponents notice latest poll numbers

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Gov. Bill Ritter and Sen. Michael Bennet, both Democrats, walk into the Club 20 fall meeting today with November 2010 weighing heavily on them. Recent polling suggests Ritter would lose to former Republican U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, who has ...

Man sentenced for killing homeless man along river

By Paul Shockley

A man who once faced a life sentence in the beating death of a homeless man was sentenced instead Friday to nine years in prison. Michael Bateman, 43, a five-time convicted felon who also was homeless, originally was charged with ...

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Cooperation among various agencies key, fire chiefs say

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In the eight years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., firefighters have become more closely connected — literally and electronically. The price, however, of ...

Briefs: Religion briefs Sept. 12, 2009

By Tammy Gemaehlich

• Women’s event to be at Fairmoun Hall Women ages 17-25 are invited to an evening of Pasta and Pampering, hosted by Stonecroft Ministries, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Fairmount Hall, at 12th Street and Bookcliff ...

Club 20 looks for middle ground on health issue

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If the United States is to have a government-sponsored health-care plan, it should not compete with private insurance plans, Club 20 urged Friday in its fall meeting. The resolution “does not say we support” a public option for ...

Sportsmen’s group labels gas drilling a threat to Roan

By Dennis Webb

A sportsmen’s coalition is calling the Roan Plateau one of 10 western public landscapes where hunting and fishing are imperiled by energy development. A new report by Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development says last year’s ...

HISTORY HERE AND NOW Buried box car made for ‘Schlitz’ mine of 1950

By Staff

Grand Junction High School classmates Verne Anderson and Dick Beye were rabbit hunting north of the Highline Canal in the fall of 1950 when they opted for a little target practice, aiming their .22 rifles at a shiny object in on the bank of an ...

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