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Ritter wants disaster aid for Montrose after freeze

By Staff

Gov. Bill Ritter requested federal disaster assistance Friday for Montrose County because of last spring’s freezing temperatures. In a letter to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Ritter is requesting Secretarial Disaster ...

Arizona fugitives thought to be driving Nissan Sentra, police say

By Dennis Webb

Arizona authorities say two men who escaped from prison with a third man later caught in Rifle are thought to be driving a 1997 Nissan Sentra. The vehicle is platinum gold and has an Arizona license plate of 620 PFV, the Arizona Department of ...

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Flash flood leaves a mess

By William Woody

MONTROSE — Darin Flora grinned Thursday when he spoke of the “wall of water” he encountered. It probably wasn’t a smile gracing his face, though, when the workings of a flash flood sent him scurrying for higher ground a ...

GOP race pits 2-term sheriff against detective who wants to wear the star

By Dennis Webb

A Republican primary race for Garfield County sheriff pits a challenger who wants to bring new ideas and a new attitude to the job against an incumbent who says his experience gives him the clear edge. Sheriff Lou Vallario is running for a ...

McCain to attend fundraiser for Norton in the Redlands

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Soon after he appears Sunday at Mesa State College on behalf of Grand Junction native Jane Norton’s U.S. Senate bid, John McCain will shake loose some money for Norton’s campaign at a $300-per-couple private appearance. Norton, ...

Woman not ‘deprived’ in jail stay; judge tosses lawsuit

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A federal judge in Denver has thrown out a lawsuit filed by a Rifle woman who claimed her constitutional rights were violated during a weekend stay in the Garfield County Jail three years ago. Shelley Carani was arrested by Rifle police in ...

Palisade nets $7.8 million for sewer plant

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Palisade will receive $7.8 million in federal stimulus funding to replace its sewer treatment plant, a significant boost for a town that’s under federal pressure to comply with stricter environmental standards. Palisade was awarded a $4 ...


Hickenlooper chooses Garcia for running mate

By Charles Ashby

The Democratic candidate for Colorado governor tapped the president of Colorado State University-Pueblo as his running mate Thursday. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper chose Joe Garcia as his lieutenant governor running mate, saying his ...

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Ex-officer not guilty in sex assault of girl

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury needed less than two hours of deliberation Thursday before returning not-guilty verdicts in the trial of a former police officer accused of sexually assaulting a young girl. Wade Daniel Langer, 37, turned and hugged family ...

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Foreclosure filings, sales, scams all rise

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Reports of businesses trying to scam people who are in the foreclosure process have become more common in Mesa County as foreclosure filings and sales have increased. A report released Thursday by the Colorado Division of Housing shows ...

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