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Pilot banged up after crash near Olathe

By Rachel Sauer

The pilot of a small aircraft that crashed Friday afternoon near Olathe was home recuperating by Friday night. Kevin Kropf of Montrose was piloting a Sky Trek powered-parachute craft Friday, helping his friend Marvin Peachey look for some ...


Congested corridor has long way to go, but some areas looking better

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction’s four-mile stretch of North Avenue with its on-again, off-again sidewalks and a multitude of entrance points to businesses is not a city planner’s dream. Over the years, businesses were allowed in on a piecemeal ...

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Lynx reintroduction program successful

By Dave Buchanan

Calling it a proud day for the Division of Wildlife, Director Tom Remington announced Friday that the state’s 11-year lynx-reintroduction project has accomplished its goal of establishing a sustaining population of the tuft-eared cats in ...

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$15,000 goes to founder of Kids Aid

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Mike Berry, founder of the increasingly renowned Kids Aid Backpack Program in Grand Junction, was named “Volunteer of the Year” in the 2010 National Community Leadership Awards, given by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation ...

Dog’s death puts woman behind bars

By Paul Shockley

A former Fruita woman was sentenced Friday in Denver to serve one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to being an accessory after the fact in the death of a dog on Colorado National Monument. Melissa Lockhart, 33, ...

County delays EXTRA incentives deal

By William Woody

MONTROSE — The Montrose Board of County Commissioners announced Thursday afternoon that it needs more time to investigate an incentives package to allow German-based aircraft manufacturer EXTRA Aircraft to open a business in ...

Ritter appoints judge to GarCo bench

By Staff

Gov. Bill Ritter appointed Jonathan Bruce Pototsky of Glenwood Springs to the Garfield County court Thursday. Pototsky, a prosecutor in the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, replaces retiring County Judge Jason Jovanovich. His ...


Freshman guys outnumber gals

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Mesa State College bucked a nationwide trend for the second fall in a row by having more men than women enroll as first-time students. Men make up 51.9 percent of 1,918 first-time students at the college this fall, down slightly from last ...

Denver Water manager says it’s no longer ‘evil empire’

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Denver Water and its longtime Western Slope adversaries are close to resolving a series of disputes in ways that will make it easier for water to flow out of faucets on both sides of the Continental Divide. Both sides at the Colorado River ...

Buescher denies shirking secretary duties

By Charles Ashby

While she admits there were flaws in her research, the founder of a government watchdog group is making a political issue about how many hours a day Secretary of State Bernie Buescher devotes to his job. Stephanie Cegielski, who left the ...

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