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Tipton would vote for contempt if needed

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U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said Thursday he was prepared to vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, but said he hoped it wouldn’t be necessary. The House Judiciary committee voted 23–17 Wednesday ...


House bill aims to boost U.S energy production

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A measure praised by the energy industry and condemned by environmental organizations passed the U.S. House on Thursday, but backers said they have scant hope the Senate will take up the measure. H.R. 4480, the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, ...


Sightings of meteor reported

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A fireball that grounded firefighting aircraft Wednesday in eastern Colorado also was seen from the Western Slope. Reports about the direction of the fireball varied widely, with observations that the object was visible from Adobe Creek Golf ...


BLM sets up water tanks for wild horses near Rangely

By Matthew Berger

The drought sweeping the region has not spared Colorado’s wild horse populations. The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday it had hauled in water for horses in a herd area south of Rangely and that they are supplementing natural ...


Truck mishap affects Comcast service in Roaring Fork Valley

By Dennis Webb

A truck striking overhead lines knocked out Comcast service in the Roaring Fork Valley and caused a one-acre wildfire in Carbondale on Thursday afternoon. The Garfield County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that the ...


State funds for student aid up slightly for CMU

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Colorado Mesa University will receive a 3 percent boost in state financial aid funding in 2012–13 but less money per student. The university is expected to experience a double digit percentage growth in enrollment again this fall after ...


GJ’s Marques Harris still giving back to his hometown

By Nick Walter

He was known as the NFL linebacker who would do a back flip after a sack. On Thursday, two years after retirement from football, Marques Harris was all business. Dressed in an aqua-blue golf polo, Harris took a seat and pulled out a notebook ...


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What a relief

By Staff

One night after 14 walks sank Grand Junction’s hopes for its first win of the season, the Rockies’ pitchers committed another cardinal sin Thursday night. They kept allowing leadoff batters to reach base, every inning from the ...


Gunnison boy wins marbles title; GJ trio finishes in top 8

By Staff

Caleb Isaacson, a 13-year-old from Gunnison, won two close games to close out the final match Friday and claim the boys division championship at the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. His victory was the crown jewel in a strong ...


Community Hospital Junior Tennis tourney gives youngsters a chance to gauge their progress

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Olivia Aslan was ready to try something new. The Grand Junction 12-year-old participated in a tennis camp in the spring and liked it, so she started taking private lessons. This weekend, she’s playing in her first tournament. The ...


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