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State legislator expects budget woes to continue

By Emily Shockley

The end is not so near for budget cuts, State Rep. Mark Ferrandino, D-Denver, told attendees of Club 20’s fall meeting in Saturday in Grand Junction. Gov. Bill Ritter has suggested cuts that state legislators will take action on when ...

Penry gladly takes on role of at least one Ritter critic

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Gov. Bill Ritter called for unity in Colorado as the state struggles with the economic recession as he spoke to Club 20 on Saturday. “There are some people who have become critics too easily,” and those people should “behave ...

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Governor’s defense of budget cuts just talk for upset crowd

By Dan Bennett

Glenda Bennett was perhaps the only member of the contingent without a sign or a shout. It fell to her to escort Gov. Bill Ritter through a crowd of upset guardians and relatives of patients at the skilled-nursing unit of the Grand Junction ...

Triple-threat attack lifts Mesa State volleyball team to win

By Staff

The first two weeks of the season, the Mesa State College volleyball team struggled to find its offense. Apparently, it was in New Mexico. The Mavericks had their best offensive night of the season Saturday, with three players reaching ...

Briefs: For the Record Sept. 12, 2009

By Staff

Births St. Mary’s Hospital Efrain Martinez and Rebecca Rivera, Parachute, a son, Aug. 20. Jeff and Briana Williams, Rangely, a daughter, Aug. 20. Eduardo Gonzalez and Erica Ortiz, Grand Junction, a daughter, Aug. 22. Jeremy and ...


Vocal opponents claim city ignoring them on historic district changes

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It started five months ago with some verbal volleys lobbed during a neighborhood meeting in which a local couple floated a plan to convert a turn-of-the-century house in Grand Junction’s historic district into a small bed and ...

Peat Permits available Sept. 12, 2009

By Staff

The Grand Valley Ranger District of the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests announced that permits are now available to collect peat on Grand Mesa. Each permit costs $10 for two cubic yards and is for personal use only. The ...

SustainAbility column Sept. 12, 2009

By Adele Israel

I have been eagerly anticipating the Parade of Homes since early August, when I read about a “green twist” for the 2009 version, dubbed the Parade of Opportunity. During the first quarter of the year, I spent a great deal of time ...

Homegrown column Sept. 12, 2009

By Dennis Hill

We have a petunia plant which has small worms which eat the blossoms. What suggestion do you have to get rid of such worms? —Thanks, Maynard and Charlotte What you have is an insect that bothers lots of people throughout western ...

Ritter, Bennet opponents notice latest poll numbers

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Gov. Bill Ritter and Sen. Michael Bennet, both Democrats, walk into the Club 20 fall meeting today with November 2010 weighing heavily on them. Recent polling suggests Ritter would lose to former Republican U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis, who has ...

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