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Free from seizures, pain and prescribed medicine

By Amy Hamilton

Samantha McClellan has epilepsy but has been seizure-free for two-and-a-half years with no thanks to prescription medications. By medicating with cannabis-infused foods, the single mother of four children also is pain-free and feels empowered ...

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Hurdles remain for waste facility

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Two years after shuttering the troubled Black Mountain solid-waste-disposal facility near De Beque because of groundwater contamination, the Mesa County Commission this morning is scheduled to decide whether to allow the facility to reopen and ...

Maes rejects Tancredo’s offer

By Charles Ashby

Dan Maes rejected former GOP congressman Tom Tancredo’s offer Wednesday to leave the race for Colorado governor. Tancredo had gone to Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams on Monday to make the offer that Tancredo said he ...

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Mesa County rejects facility for oil, gas wastewater

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The Mesa County Commission on Tuesday rejected a proposal to treat and dispose of oil and gas wastewater south of Whitewater, saying evaporation ponds would have been too close to a creek that drains into the Gunnison River. Commissioners ...

Handgun linked to killing found in suspect’s car

By Paul Shockley

A loaded handgun possibly associated with a woman’s killing was found in a vehicle driven by an Idaho man following his arrest last month in Mesa County, according to a published report. A .357-caliber revolver, which was wrapped in ...

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Jury again considers child sex-assault case

By Paul Shockley

A Mesa County jury heard five hours of closing arguments Tuesday as prosecutors for the second time in six months aimed to convince a body of local residents that a 69-year-old man had a four-year sexual relationship with a teenage girl he ...

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K9 back on patrol after run-in with suspect

By Charles Ashby

To serve and protect, and bite when necessary. Oldo, the 8-year-old police dog who was injured last week taking down a burglary suspect, was back on duty Tuesday and ready to take another bite out of crime, said his handler, Grand Junction ...

Lunch prices going up to $2.50, $2.75

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School lunches will cost $2.50 at middle schools and $2.75 at high schools in District 51 beginning Monday. The school board approved the change Tuesday evening in order to help District 51 Nutrition Services balance its budget. Secondary ...

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Former presidential adviser, current TV commentator in town to support Tipton

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The way voters react to several Obama administration initiatives will make the difference in the 2010 elections, political analyst Dick Morris said Tuesday. Those reactions will work against Democrats seeking re-election, Morris said in a ...

Lawmaker: Monuments a matter for public

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The Bureau of Land Management’s plans to use a century-old law to protect federal lands from development isn’t what some Colorado lawmakers quite wanted. According to an internal BLM report released this month, the bureau may ...

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