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Penry raises $416K in third quarter

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State Sen. Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, amassed $416,000 in third-quarter funds raised, about 90 percent of the amount posted by the governor he hopes to succeed. Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, announced earlier this week that he raised ...

Agency declares victory over Japanese Beetle

By Staff

After six years, the Mesa County Division of Pest Management is declaring victory over the Japanese Beetle in Palisade. The beetles, which feast on orchard fruits and could have caused untold damage to crops and cost orchard owners thousands ...

Confusion, angst at Fruitvale annexation meeting

By Staff

A two-hour long meeting Wednesday to discuss the circulation of petitions to annex the western half of Fruitvale into the city of Grand Junction evolved into an explosion of questions and an outpouring of emotion. Many residents were opposed ...

Driver in Feb. double fatal to enter plea deal

By Paul Shockley

The Mesa County District Attorney’s Office has reached a plea agreement with a man charged in a February drunken-driving accident that killed a Grand Junction mother and daughter, according to court records. Derrick Maxfield, 20, of ...

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Ex-Grand Junction cop dead in apparent suicide

By Paul Shockley

A “stressed” Glenn Coyne on Saturday had little to say but was eager to defend himself against sexual assault allegations that ended his 10-year career in law enforcement, according to a Montrose bail bondsman. “He said he ...

Settlement reached in Roan stormwater violations

By Dennis Webb

Three companies have agreed to pay a total of $680,000 in penalty settlements for stormwater violations in early 2008 related to oil and gas activities on the Roan Plateau near the town of Parachute. The violations by Berry Petroleum Co., ...

For bands, hard work and honors

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Local high school bands fared well in the Colorado West Marching Band Festival this past weekend. The competition included schools from throughout western Colorado that competed for spots in the state finals. Jeff Mason, director of band at ...

McInnis touts his experience, blasts governor

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Scott McInnis mostly ignored his Republican opposition as he announced his bid for governor in Grand Junction on Tuesday. McInnis trained his criticism instead on Gov. Bill Ritter, the Democrat incumbent, as he spoke to about 90 people at Two ...

Coroner: Montrose County Jail inmate died of drug overdose

By Paul Shockley

A Montrose County work-release inmate died of a drug overdose in August while in the custody of authorities there. Andrew Gibson, 50, who was found dead in a low-security section of the Montrose County Jail, had excessive levels of ...

Groups ask BLM to suspend streamlined drilling reviews

By Dennis Webb

Fifteen conservation groups are asking the Bureau of Land Management to suspend use of a streamlined approach to regulating oil and gas drilling, pending an internal review of the practice. The groups’ request comes after the Government ...

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