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Blotter, June 23, 2012

By Staff

Car stolen at Country Jam A couple attending Country Jam were awakened at 4:30 a.m. Friday to find someone was driving off with their 2004 gold Nissan Sentra from their campsite at Country Jam Ranch, 1065 Highway U.S. 6&50. Not long ...

Judge sets aside plan for Roan drilling

By Dennis Webb

A federal judge has set aside the Bureau of Land Management’s plan leading to its leasing of 55,000 acres on the Roan Plateau outside Rifle for oil and gas development. “This ruling really gives the Roan a second lease on ...

Grand Junction ties 1971 record, hits 101 degrees

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction saw its first 100-degree day of the year on Friday and tied a record doing it. The mercury soared to a sweltering 101 at Grand Junction Regional Airport at 4:22 p.m., tying a record set in 1971. “The thing is, as long as ...

Tipton under fire for changing vote

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., is under fire from his Democrat opponent for changing his vote on a proposed change to a bill sought by Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Golden. A Tipton spokesman said Tipton made an error in first voting for the motion ...


No deal in dog killing, judge says

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Richard Gurley suggested it was a bad deal. “I don’t feel it provides the court enough options,” Gurley told attorneys Friday, explaining his rejection of a proposed plea agreement in the case of 18-year-old ...

Death Notices, June 23, 2012

By Staff

■ Caroline Ruth Allen, 66, Paonia, died June 21, 2012, at St. Mary’s Hospital. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Funeral Home in Paonia. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Paonia Christian Fellowship, ...


July Fourth shows in limbo

By Paul Shockley

Unprecedented wildfire danger has some western Colorado communities rethinking planned Fourth of July fireworks displays, as Glenwood Springs and Rifle on Thursday became the latest to cancel a show. Grand Junction’s annual July 4 ...


Police to crack down on fireworks

By Staff

Grand Junction residents can expect to see an increased police presence this Fourth of July as local authorities prepare to enforce the statewide fire ban. “We will have extra officers dedicated to fireworks complaints specifically, in ...

Grand Junction Rockies score, June 21, 2012

By Staff

Grand Junction 4, Idaho Falls 3 Thursday at Melaleuca Field, Idaho Falls, Idaho Grand Junction (AB-R-H-RBI) Cesar Galvez, ss 5-0-1-0, David Dahl, cf 3-0-0-1, Julian Yan, rf 4-2-2-0, Ben Waldrip, 1b 5-1-0-0, Jason Stolz, 3b 4-0-2-2, Chris ...

D51 gets energy award

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School District 51 is one of 44 U.S. school districts named an Energy Star Leaders Top Performer this year by the Energy Star program. Energy Star is a joint effort of the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency ...

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