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DUI checkpoints for education as well as enforcement

By Rachel Sauer

Grand Junction Police Department officer Keith Wilson shined his flashlight into the driver’s side window of the black Audi sedan. “Have you had anything to drink tonight?” he asked the 17-year-old ...

Oil shale chairman elected

By Staff

Roger Day has been elected 2011 chairman of the National Oil Shale Association. Day is vice president of American Shale Oil LLC. He is in charge of oil shale operations at American Shale’s federal oil shale research, development and ...

Xcel rate may lower bills

By Staff

Xcel Energy applied for a rate change in commodity prices that will slightly raise electric bills and slightly decrease natural gas bills in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the fourth quarter of 2010. For both commodities, Xcel ...

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Paonia toddler missing since March; family asks for help

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After the latest episode of abuse, after the latest allegations of infidelity, Sierra Bogard decided she’d had enough. On March 6, the 23-year-old Paonia woman told her husband of five years, Jason, that she was done. She wanted a ...

Udall: Vote lifts cloud from gays who serve

By Charles Ashby

Colorado’s two senators were among a sizable majority in the U.S. Senate that voted Saturday to repeal the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy concerning gays in the military. U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet ...

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DUIs cost thousands, even for first-time offenders

By Charles Ashby

Two margaritas at lunch with a couple of friends turned into a yearlong nightmare for one Grand Junction woman. As a result of her first and only conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol, the 53-year-old woman, whom we’ll  ...

National monument officials deny proposal for world-class bike race

By Amy Hamilton

A proposal for a permit for a world-class bike race with three laps around Colorado National Monument was denied this week by monument officials. Local organizers say the monument’s precipitous cliffs and winding road would be the ...

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Man suspected of giving pot to teen girls

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A Grand Junction man was arrested Thursday on allegations he provided marijuana to his 14-year-old daughter and her three friends and smoked it with them inside his apartment. William Thomas Higgs, 57, 1030 Teller Ave., No. 6, made his first ...

Some groups suspicious of redistricting

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The business of reapportioning Colorado for representation in Washington, D.C., might unite metropolitan legislators, but rural-area organizations already are a bit suspicious of the process. Early indications are Colorado’s 3rd ...

Mesa County unemployment hits recession-era high of 10.1%

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Mesa County’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached a recession-era high in November, climbing to 10.1 percent. The county’s unemployment rate increased half a percentage point between October and November. The local ...

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