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Prosecutor calls corrections bill an ‘abomination,’ will oppose it

By Staff

A bill that would shift the burden for imprisoning criminals from the state to municipalities is being called an “abomination of a bill” by Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger. Senate Bill 286, sponsored by Sen. John ...

Budget focus shifts to state workers, cigarette taxes

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State employees might have to take unpaid days off, and smokers might face more taxes for cigarettes as the Legislature grapples with new ways to balance the state budget. The budget is set to go before the Senate this morning, and the House ...

Authorities fear drowning after canoe capsizes

By Staff

Authorities feared a Delta man drowned after a canoe capsized on the north side of the Crawford State Park reservoir on Wednesday afternoon, Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said. The second occupant of the canoe, Stacy Bjerk, 22, of Nucla, ...

City OKs more Corner Square access, to ire of property owner

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The Grand Junction City Council Wednesday night approved plans to build a third entry to the mixed-use Corner Square development at First Street and Patterson Road. Against the recommendation of the Planning Commission, city traffic engineers ...

Oil shale group assails studies as negative

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Recent studies calling into question the environmental effects of oil shale development serve to “unnecessarily heighten public anxiety” about development, the industry association said. The National Oil Shale Association cited ...


Growers give 35 acres to Mesa Land Trust

By Staff

Decades of Palisade farming have instilled in John and Diane Cox a deep appreciation of the land’s beauty and value. To preserve what they love, the two have turned to the Mesa Land Trust. The Cox family recently allowed the land trust ...

Federal officials find Yellowstone wolf dead in northwest Colorado

By Dave Buchanan

A female gray wolf that wandered into Colorado earlier this year from Yellowstone National Park has been found dead in northwest Colorado. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials confirmed they recovered the carcass of the wolf known as ...

Sheriff cleared in DA’s probe

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says he’s worked in law enforcement for 22 years and “never received so much as a reprimand.” But now, he says, some people always will associate him with criminal activity, even after ...


By Paul Shockley

Attendees climbed playground equipment Wednesday at the southwest corner of Lincoln Park for a view as a crowd estimated by organizers of approximately 3,000 people heard a series of speakers take aim at President Barack Obama. “How ...

DA to reveal results of his GarCo sheriff investigation

By Dennis Webb

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Martin Beeson plans today to announce the results of an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario. Beeson has called a news conference to discuss the investigation, ...

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