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Treasurer candidates: Office needs experience

By Charles Ashby

The seven candidates for Colorado treasurer all have their focus for what they would do if elected next year, but few have focused their campaigns on what that office actually does. Most have touted their fiscal conservativeness or ability ...

Blotter, Oct. 23, 2017

By Staff

Drugs, weapons alleged Police arrested a man and woman staying at a Horizon Drive hotel Thursday on drug and weapons charges. Aaron James Johnson, 39, and Megan Marie Willard, 30, were found in the Mesa Inn Hotel on Thursday in possession ...

Death Notice, Oct. 23, 2017

By Staff

■ Charles F. Holland, 89, Grand Junction, died Oct. 18, 2017, at his home. Mr. Holland was a physician and a U.S. Air Force veteran. No services are planned. Survivors include his wife, Bonnie of Grand Junction; three sons, Charles ...


River group might ask for our two cents

By Gary Harmon

Shoppers in 2018 might be asked to round up their change to the nearest dollar to benefit the One Riverfront Project, as the Colorado Riverfront project is rebranding itself. The Colorado Riverfront Commission is following up on a study by ...

Lawsuit pits man against parents

By Amy Hamilton

A Palisade man who trusted his mother as his bookkeeper is suing his parents for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his oil field business, leaving him without health insurance and foreclosing on his home without telling him. Adam ...

Trump’s health-care scheme a ‘mean-spirited political con’

By Guest Columnist

By MIchael J. Pramenko M.D. Trumpcare looks a lot like Trump University. It’s a fraud. And, Professor “who knew healthcare was so complicated?” Trump, continues his antics.  Last week, America witnessed firsthand how ...

Whoever gets the most ‘likes’ wins

By Robin Brown

I think we’ll look back on the period of the last three or four years as the era of hashtag campaigns. The speed with which these campaigns sweep through our communities, state, country and even the world is shocking. Of course, that ...

Printed Letters: October 22, 2017

By Staff

Superintendent urges support of 3A and 3B I am writing to ask for and explain the importance of your support of ballot measures 3A and 3B. As the new superintendent of District 51, I have had the opportunity to take an objective look at our ...

A four-step plan to save PERA

By Guest Columnist

By Brett Barkey Colorado’s Public Employees’ Retirement Association system is going broke. Colorado’s teachers, firefighters, and state troopers are among PERA’s 560,000 members who are expecting retirement benefits in ...

The case against supporting 1A

By Guest Columnist

By Michael Day It’s difficult to say who actually drafted Ballot Measure 1A, the sheriff, the district attorney or the commissioner, but all roads lead to the same conclusion — that the amount of funding generated by the public ...

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