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Spring weather offers grab bag

By Amy Hamilton

Weather that has fluctuated in the last week from balmy to downright cool and soggy has some of us scratching our heads. Indeed, temperatures in the Grand Valley lately have either been above normal or below normal for this time of year, ...

Online coupons can be redeemed locally

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Local businesses are getting in on the online coupon trend. More than 49 million people used online coupons in 2010, according to Simmons Research. While national sites such as Groupon and Living Social are widely known for their daily ...

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Slain officers, deputies honored

By Staff

MONTROSE — Rainy skies were an appropriate backdrop to a somber atmosphere as dozens of law enforcement officers, friends and family gathered for a ceremony Wednesday to honor officers who have given their lives in the line of ...

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One hot dog, now that weight is off

By Amy Hamilton

Mr. Beans didn’t have to stand on a scale in spandex shorts with his fat rolls spilling out for the whole nation to see during regular weigh-ins. He wasn’t subjected to sweat-dripping workouts by unrelenting physical trainer Bob ...

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Wineries are top draw

By Amy Hamilton

Over the years visitors have rated Grand Junction’s downtown core, the area’s wineries and Colorado National Monument — usually in that order — as their top three reasons for visiting the Grand Valley. A similar ...

Garfield backs short-term air-quality study by EPA

By Dennis Webb

A week after cutting short a health-impact study of proposed drilling in Battlement Mesa, the Garfield County Commission decided to back a more focused look at how air pollution from oil and gas drilling operations might affect that community ...

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Jailed child-abuse suspect reported pregnant

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton woman suspected of inflicting multiple injuries on a young girl, including burning the child’s abdomen with a heated knife, is pregnant, her lawyer said Tuesday. Public Defender Matt Kellond said 39-year-old Dianeth Pittman ...

Lawmakers miss redistricting deadline

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — The Legislature’s attempt to draw new congressional districts went down in flames in a Senate committee Tuesday, sending the measure to the courts as a result. The instant the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs ...

Oxbow moves toward opening second mine

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Oxbow Mining LLC is looking at opening another mine on much-mined Oak Mesa in Delta County. Oxbow applied for permits to drill in the area to determine the amount of coal remaining on Oak Mesa. Oxbow is considering where to mine next after ...

Payday-loan measure alive as amendment to rules bill

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A failed measure that would have reversed tighter controls on fees that payday lenders can charge found new life Tuesday in an unexpected way. On the second to the last day of the 2011 session, Republicans who control the ...

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