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Ritter support for Salazar’s shale plans is right for western Colorado

By Bill Grant

Gov. Bill Ritter should be applauded for his support of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s plan to impose strict accountability rules for a new round of research and development leases for oil shale and his request for the Interior ...

Police Blotter, Oct. 27, 2009

By Staff

Two wanted in robbery Two men remain at large after robbing a Clifton gas station in the predawn hours Monday. Mesa County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Heather Benjamin said the suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash ...

Man faces 16 to 30 years in double-fatal wreck

By Paul Shockley

A plea agreement formalized Monday calls for 16 to 30 years in prison for a man who caused a double-fatal drunken driving accident in February. Derrick Maxfield, 20, of Parachute, pleaded guilty to felony counts of vehicular homicide while ...

School Board candidate Rose Pugliese

By Emily Shockley

Age: 31 Hometown: Long Island, N.Y. Profession: Attorney Years in the Grand Valley: 2 1/2 Why she’s running: Pugliese said she’s always been interested in education and wanted to be a teacher before deciding to pursue a law ...

Ritter names replacement for Natural Resources chief

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter has turned to a familiar face to become his new natural resources chief, tapping a member of his own cabinet for the post. On Monday, Ritter named Jim Martin, executive director of the state Department of Public Health and ...

School board candidate Greg Mikolai profile

By Emily Shockley

Age: 48 Hometown: Wells, Minn. Profession: Television producer Years in the Grand Valley: 15 Why he’s running: Mikolai said he read no one was going to run for District E and decided to make sure the seat did not remain vacant ...

The right conduct on official misconduct

By Staff

There may be places where police officers act like jack-booted thugs — treating citizens with disrespect and condescension, at best. That is definitely not the case in Grand Junction. Police in this city are, in most cases, courteous ...

CDOT breaks boulder 10-26-9

Boulders tumble down cliffs

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Eric Thompson received an in-your-face lesson Monday on just how different negotiating big-city traffic is from winding through the high cliffs and curves of De Beque Canyon. Several boulders the size of sport-utility vehicles tumbled onto ...

Kids Voting: District E candidates

By Staff

Greg Mikolai and Rose Pugliese are the two candidates in the running for the District E District 51 School Board seat. Both grew up outside of the valley but have an interest in the local school system. Mikolai, a producer with Rocky ...

The right way to do a wilderness bill

By Staff

The modest wilderness bill introduced by 3rd District Congressman John Salazar has several things in its favor. First, it applies to areas in Salazar’s own congressional district. Unlike the over-reaching wilderness bill introduced by ...

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