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County expands employee drug testing

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Mesa County will expand its random drug testing policy to include employees whose jobs require them to drive, a move administrators say is aimed at enhancing public safety on local roadways. Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a ...

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Western Slope recovery lags despite gas uptick

By Charles Ashby

Although Colorado is showing a weak recovery from the recession, the Western Slope’s economic forecast is bleak, state economists told lawmakers Monday. The real estate and banking industries continue to drag the state’s economy ...

Waterline breaks on Patterson

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City of Grand Junction pipeline maintenance crews spent much of Monday afternoon and evening repairing a waterline break on Patterson Road. Water began filling the hole where crews were working to connect old and new waterlines around 1 p.m. ...

Toddler who nearly drowned now doing well

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The aunt of a 16-month-old boy who nearly drowned in a bucket of water at her Fruitvale home says the toddler is doing well and should recover fully. Tessa Miller said Monday that her nephew is in fair condition at Children’s Hospital ...

Latest poll shows Buck ahead of Norton

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Ken Buck’s campaign for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate got a boost from a poll that showed him well ahead of Jane Norton. A Denver Post/9News poll released Sunday showed Buck favored by 53 percent of likely Republican ...

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Ex-officers defend raid

By Paul Shockley

Three former Grand Junction police officers claim the use of knives to cut tents at a transient camp was consistent with their law enforcement training, while insisting May 3 wasn’t the first time local officers have used such tactics at ...

Rifle fire’s size unchanged; smoke mostly from Arizona

By Dennis Webb

A fire near Rifle stayed within its 170-acre perimeter Monday despite high winds. The large amount of smoke in western Colorado Monday came instead from fires in Flagstaff, Ariz., said David Boyd, a U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokesman, ...

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Like clockwork, cone zones appear

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Grand Junction has been known as a “cone zone” during summers past, because of a plethora of orange cones sequestering drivers from road construction. There will be fewer road construction and repaving projects in the city this ...

Wildfire closes 2 roads on Roan

By Amy Hamilton

A lightning-caused blaze on the Roan Plateau that ignited Saturday is expected to continue burning through today and Tuesday, according to David Boyd of the Bureau of Land Management. The Water Creek Fire that is burning in tall trees about ...

Motorcyclist killed in wreck was Casper woman on group ride

By Amy Hamilton

A woman who died after crashing her motorcycle Saturday on Douglas Pass has been identified as 60-year-old Maureen “Mimi” Tanner of Casper, Wyo., according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Tanner was riding her 2005 ...

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