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Pot users fear vote

By Amy Hamilton

Grand Junction City Council members got an earful during a hearing Wednesday night as numerous medical marijuana patients touted the pain-relieving benefits of the drug and pleaded with city leaders not to ask voters to ban shops that sell ...

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Man admits role in sexual assaults on teenage boy

By Paul Shockley

A Grand Junction man faces a possible life sentence in prison after admitting his role in repeated sexual assaults against a teenage boy. Ricky Edward Lyle, 49, pleaded guilty Wednesday to separate counts of sexual assault on a child by a ...

Pepper spray fallout rises

By Paul Shockley

Grand Junction Police Chief John Camper on Wednesday said two officers received reprimands following an internal investigation focusing on misuse of pepper spray. Meanwhile, a third officer remains on paid administrative leave, pending ...

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Fugitives believed to have left Arizona

By Dennis Webb

The two alleged cohorts of a man who escaped from prison and was caught in Rifle now are thought to have headed east from Arizona, authorities say. The Arizona Department of Corrections said Wednesday that Tracy Province, 42, and John ...

School District 51 working on five-year plan

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School District 51 has begun work on a strategic plan addressing its goals for improving instruction and meeting student-achievement goals within the next half-decade. Superintendent Steve Schultz said the five-year plan will look at ...

Schools serving more breakfasts in summer

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The number of lunches served each day at District 51 extended learning sites dipped this summer, as did the number of sites offering meals, while breakfast numbers increased. The district went from offering lunch and breakfast at seven ...

Denver bike program not all it seems, says rival of Hickenlooper

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The source of a bicycle-sharing program advocated by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper is about more than bicycles, one of the Republican candidates for governor said. Denver’s B-cycle program is a spinoff program of the International ...

Aug. 4, 2010: Birgfeld’s ex-husband gets domestic violence case sealed

By Paul Shockley

An ex-husband of missing Grand Junction woman Paige Birgfeld successfully petitioned Tuesday to have a judge seal a public case file related to domestic-violence charges. Robert W. Dixon was granted a petition to seal a file relating to his ...

DeGette has high hopes for protecting lower-elevation acres as wilderness

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Colorado congresswoman who has been pushing for passage of a Colorado wilderness bill for 11 years says she is optimistic she can get a measure through Congress this fall. U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette says the bill she ...

Study: Amount of water for oil shale production is less than estimated

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An oil shale industry producing the equivalent of 1.5 million barrels of oil per day might require significantly less water than had been previously believed, a study suggests. Much of the water savings could stem from using natural gas to ...

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