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Ambiguity over strategy in Afghanistan is understandable

By Bob Silbernagel

Afghanistan confounds me. Apparently, I share with President Barack Obama and untold numbers of Americans, conflicting thoughts about what we should do next in a country where our military has been fighting for seven years. My conflict has a ...


Brokaw in farm country on road trip

By Amy Hamilton

All Jeff Downs really wants to do is quietly run a sustainable farm, raising and selling animals for meat on his Montrose property. But Downs found himself in the media spotlight when a celebrated television personality visited Thursday to ...


Battlement Mesa is the town that Exxon built

By Kathy Jordan

Like the legendary phoenix rising from the ashes, the town of Battlement Mesa has arisen from near-extinction to become a thriving community in the past 30 years. The Battlement Mesa story began in March 1975 when Atlantic Richfield, the ...


Bargains to be found in housing market

By Amy Hamilton

Ready or not, there might not be a better time than now to buy a home. Rates for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages are nearing historic lows. Other factors, including an $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers, little to no down payment ...


Suspect, 18, charged with threat

By Paul Shockley

During a span of 11 days in September, an 18-year-old man allegedly tried to obtain explosives in an unspecified threat against Palisade High School, according to charging documents filed Thursday. Robert D. Johnson, who School District 51 ...


Death Notices, Oct. 9, 2009

By Staff

Richard Lee Cooper, 62, Grand Junction, died Oct. 3, 2009, at Grand Junction Regional Center. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Regional Center’s Spruce Dormitory. He is survived by a brother, Nathan. Mark E. Lawton, 55, ...


Immigration conference at college begins today

By Emily Shockley

Students from across North America will gather at Mesa State College today and Saturday for the 2009 Four Corners Conference: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Immigration. Mesa State Spanish professor Tom Acker created the conference, which ...


Blotter, Oct. 9, 2009

By Staff

Fight leads to arrest Grand Junction police arrested Abel Antonio Pollock, 32, 317 W. Ouray Ave., Wednesday on suspicion of fighting at 1125 Bellford. Police arrested Pollock on suspicion of second-degree assault with intent, third-degree ...


Professor: 2010 election to be costly

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A year from the 2010 general election, it’s clear that candidates must have hundreds of thousands of dollars on hand to hold a spot in the races for governor and the U.S. Senate. “The stakes are extraordinarily high” for ...


Foreclosure rate more than triples in Mesa County

By Staff

The number of completed foreclosures in Mesa County more than tripled in September of this year compared to September 2008, according to a report released Thursday by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs. Mesa County had 12 completed ...


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