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Deadline today for campaign donors to seek Ritter refunds

By Charles Ashby

Coloradans who donated to Gov. Bill Ritter’s now-defunct re-election campaign have until today to request a refund. Those who don’t will see their money go to other causes, which may or may not have anything to do with political ...

At 101 degrees, Sunday’s heat ties Junction record

By Paul Shockley

A high temperature measured at 101 degrees Sunday tied Grand Junction’s all-time record for June 6, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. The 101 reading, which came at 4:36 p.m. near Grand Junction Regional ...

State candidate backs pot measures

By Paul Shockley

A Boulder prosecutor challenging for Colorado Attorney General John Suthers’ job said Sunday he backs measures that will give local communities authority to ban medical marijuana dispensaries via ordinance, while also allowing them to ...

Fruita board pitching in cash to help host events

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Fruita businesses and organizations that want to host entertainment events could soon receive some cash assistance from the city to help cover the cost of putting on those events. The City Council has approved a grant program that will make a ...

Grand Junction to get new hotels north of F and 24 roads

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Work has begun on a four-story Candlewood Suites hotel north of 24 and F roads at 654 Market St. The 52,699-square-foot hotel will have 97 rooms and 112 parking spaces. The Koehler Organization, based in Aberdeen, S.D., is developing the ...

Medical pot bills among last Gov. Ritter will sign

By Charles Ashby

Gov. Bill Ritter has only a few more days to act on the last bills of his administration. The governor, who is not seeking re-election, plans to travel to southwest Colorado, the San Luis Valley, the central mountains and, finally, back to ...

Obituary scammers prey on elderly

By Amy Hamilton

Never underestimate how low a scammer will sink to wrestle money from a senior citizen. One of the latest trends has con artists reading obituaries to glean information about surviving family members. The scammers call the surviving spouse ...

June horse calendar, June 6, 2010

By Staff

June 6: Barrel racing sponsored by Racing in the Rockies, Mesa County Fairgrounds. 970-390-3712. Web: racingintherockies.com. June 6: Team penning sponsored by West Slope Team Penning, Delta County Fairgrounds, Hotchkiss. 970-234-3391. June ...

Xcel wants to reduce solar projections

By Charles Ashby

Xcel Energy wants the state to allow it to reduce by nearly half its promise to generate more electricity from solar sources. The utility company asked the Colorado Public Utilities Commission on Friday for permission to reduce by 48 percent ...

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Horse Smarts 101

By Bob Silbernagel

Les Lindauer has a thoroughbred pedigree when it comes to horses. Now he’s bringing his lifetime love of horses — and education — to Western Colorado Community College in Grand Junction, where he is director of the Community ...

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