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Legislative map keeps Grand Junction in its own district

By Charles Ashby

Grand Junction would be its own House District under legislative maps approved by the Colorado Reapportionment Commission on Tuesday. The 11-member commission, under orders from the Colorado Supreme Court to come up with a new map that ...

Clifton’s choice: Tax more or receive less

By Amy Hamilton

Business owners and property owners in Clifton’s commercial area around the Interstate 70 Business Loop have a choice. They can petition and vote for a 1 percent sales tax increase on goods and services to be passed along to customers ...

Tipton: Feds backed resort into corner

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The U.S. Forest Service forced Powderhorn Mountain Resort to surrender water rights to get permits that will allow the resort to open in two weeks, said U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo. The Forest Service should revert to an agreement forged ...

Heat lamp suspected cause of chicken coop fire in Carbondale

By Staff

A heat lamp in a chicken coop is the suspected cause of a Carbondale fire early Tuesday morning that killed the birds inside and damaged property at two homes. The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District said the fire, which was ...

Online presidential effort adds Colorado to 2012 list

By Charles Ashby

Move over Libertarians. Make way American Constitution Party. There’s a new minor party in town. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office said Tuesday that an online presidential nominating effort known as Americans Elect has been ...

Death Notices, Nov. 30, 2011

By Staff

Ray Bell, 67, Clifton, died Nov. 26, 2011, at his home. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Canyon View Vineyard Church. Survivors include his wife, Cathy; four sons, Greg and Jason, both of Fruita; Bret of Rifle and Alan of Colorado; ...

CMU to host first December graduation

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About one-third of the graduating students who walk at commencement each spring at Colorado Mesa University completed degree requirements the previous summer or fall, according to Colorado Mesa spokeswoman Dana Nunn. Students who finished ...

Taco John’s on 12th seized for late taxes

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The state of Colorado seized and closed a popular Grand Junction Mexican fast-food restaurant for failing to pay state sales tax. The state Department of Revenue seized Taco John’s, 1122 N. 12th St., on Nov. 22, after it failed to remit ...

Police blotter, Nov. 30, 2011

By Staff

Bullet holes found in car An investigator working a property-crime case in the 400 block of Mesa Lake Street on Tuesday morning discovered a parked car with bullet holes and blood on it, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

Coroner IDs man shot dead

By Paul Shockley

A man who was fatally shot while reportedly trying to break into an Orchard Mesa home died of a gunshot wound to the head, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday. Jesus Ray Sanchez Jr., 43, of Grand Junction, was shot just after ...

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