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Mesa County sheriff looking to expand traffic unit

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The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to beef up its traffic enforcement unit, despite one county commissioner’s questions about the up-front capital cost and need for the additional deputies. Commissioners voted 2-1 ...

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Pot expulsions up in District 51 schools

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While total expulsions are down, marijuana-related expulsions are on the rise in School District 51. As of April 30, the district had expelled 55 students, down from 74 between August 2008 and April 2009. Drug-related expulsions were the ...

Council waives fees for downtown hotel

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Grand Junction City Council members voted Monday night to waive $240,700 in fees for developers of a new Springhill Suites at Third and Main streets. The city will pay the fees, which cover accommodating additional traffic coming in and out ...

Facebookers offer support to Grand Junction ice rink

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A Facebook page dedicated to saving the Glacier Ice Arena was fast approaching 1,000 members on Monday. “The ice rink was great for many reasons and I loved going with all my friends. I was finally starting to get good at ...

GOP House candidates address oil spill, other issues at luncheon

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Two Republican candidates for Congress faulted President Obama’s handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in decidedly different ways on Monday. Speaking before the Mesa County Republican Women, Bob McConnell and Scott Tipton ...

Silt-area drilling report contentious

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners want the state to take another look at their consultant’s concerns about the West Divide Creek natural gas seep as yet more drilling is being proposed in that area. Commissioners ...

Suspect in hatchet slaying wants trial moved

By Dennis Webb

A man accused of killing his father with a hatchet in Rangely wants his trial moved to Garfield County, arguing that pretrial publicity would prevent a fair trial in Rio Blanco County. Attorneys for Jerry Snider Jr. filed the motion for a ...

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County pushes to finish Riverfront Trail

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The recent purchase of 15 acres in Fruita for the Colorado Riverfront Trail represents more than a critical connection between the river and the city and an at-last success for officials who have been trying to snag it for years. It is the ...

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Access to Dominguez Canyon area frustrating, dangerous for hikers

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Hikers and riders bound for the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area are routinely frustrated by trains blocking their way to the beckoning canyons, rock art and high plateaus beyond the rail line. So far, no injuries have been reported among the ...

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Kids Aid founder finalist for hero award

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Mike Berry prefers to be humble about his work with the Kids Aid Backpack Program, rarely taking credit for founding the program that fed more than 1,400 local children last year. The lid could be blown off of his humanitarian anonymity, ...

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