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From sunrise to sunset, Melvin Rettig is hard at work

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Melvin Rettig does more hard work in one day than some people do in a week, month or even year. Rettig’s job requires him to put in physical labor seven days a week from sunup to sundown beginning in the early spring and ending in the ...


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For author Patti Hill, home is where the heart is

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

One of the passages in local Christian author Patti Hill’s first novel talks about how a house is reshaped by its owners. “The house became more a part of us, the Garrett family, than anyone else. It reflected our movements and ...


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Political wisdom: Politics a lifelong thrill for Alfred LeFebre

By Charles Ashby

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was running for his third term as president of the United States, Alfred LeFebre was a mere lad of 10. But unlike other tykes who busied themselves playing marbles or riding bicycles, this San Luis Valley native ...


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Jill Henwood: Girls on the Run founder

By Amy Hamilton

Jill Henwood has been known to churn out a few good ideas when she’s running. A decade ago while running with some friends, Henwood broached the idea of starting a local chapter of Girls on the Run. The nonprofit, after-school program ...


Services Friday for man killed in police call

By Paul Shockley

A funeral service has been scheduled for Friday for a man who was shot and killed by police. Services for 39-year-old Brent Ingram will be at 7 p.m. at Mesa Funeral Service, 832 S. Seventh St., according to a death notice in today’s ...


Ex-Grand Junction firm tops list of consumer complaints

By Charles Ashby

A former Grand Junction man’s company led in the number of consumer complaints received by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in 2009 and the first two months of this year, the office announced Monday. The office attributed ...


Mesa County workers may borrow from retirement fund

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Mesa County employees who may be strapped for cash in this recession soon will be able to take out a loan from their retirement fund under a change approved by county commissioners on Monday. Commissioners Steve Acquafresca and Janet Rowland ...


Help with jobless benefits available this week

By Amy Hamilton

Having trouble receiving unemployment benefits? If you’re a Mesa County resident and have hit a snag receiving a jobless claim, make plans to speak with a counselor during meetings Thursday through Saturday at the Mesa County Workforce ...


Highway closure to continue into Wednesday

By Dennis Webb

Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will remain closed through at least part of the day Wednesday, Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nancy Shanks says. Crews weren’t able to complete work today to remove other loose ...


Colo. bar owner says he found smoking ban loophole

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COLORADO SPRINGS — A Colorado Springs bar owner says he found a loophole in the statewide smoking ban by putting a tobacco shop inside his establishment. Murray Street Darts now includes CJ’s Tobacco Shop, and a judge has ruled ...


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