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Cupcakes, not compromise, were all super committee could agree upon

By Denny Herzog

So the super committee wasn’t so super after all. As it turned out it was just another much-hyped inside-the-Beltway bunch of pontificators who got all dressed up and said a lot of solemn and important-sounding words at the outset, then, ...

Honor Flight hosting reunion on Dec. 7

By Staff

The Western Slope Honor Flight is hosting a reunion of all five Honor Flights and remembrance of the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 at Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St. The event starts with an 11 a.m. social hour and ...

Agencies shorten application forms for public benefits

By Staff

Two Colorado departments have streamlined their application processes to help residents qualify for more benefits. The Colorado departments of Human Services and Health Care Policy and Financing have reduced from 26 pages to eight the ...

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Murder warrant issued in shooting on Orchard Mesa

By Charles Ashby

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is looking for 22-year-old Joshua Eugene Ringold, who is wanted in connection with a shooting Friday at an Orchard Mesa home. The department warns that Ringold should be considered armed and ...

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Man pulled from destructive fire at house

By Charles Ashby

A neighbor and a Grand Junction police officer rescued a man from a major fire late Saturday. The fire at 435 N. 26th St. caused serious damage to the home, Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Mike Page said. The man, whose identity was ...

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Happy parallel December

By Rachel Sauer

‘Tis the season! For trimming the tree! For wrapping the gifts! For ringing The Salvation Army bell! For caroling! And wassailing! And running here! Running there! Doing everything! In a Christmas sweater! With jingle bells! While eating ...

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Despite warnings, victims swindled on Internet, telephone and Craigslist

By Amy Hamilton

Picking through Craigslist puts an extraordinary amount of options at one’s fingertips: listings of items for sale, wanted goods and offers for any kind of trades imaginable. A section dedicated to Colorado’s Western Slope lists a ...

Troubled oil, gas waste facility asks court for bankruptcy protection

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Black Mountain Recycling is seeking federal bankruptcy protection, casting deeper into doubt the future of the De Beque-area oil and gas waste-disposal business, which is caught in a tug of war between its former and current ...

What you can do to prevent being taken

By Amy Hamilton

Swindlers prying money from unsuspecting folks is nothing new. Think traveling snake-oil salesmen peddling cure-all tonics. But people still get fleeced, and according to an expanding list of scams detailed on the Mesa County Sheriff’s ...

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Online quilters help Japan’s disaster victims

By Sherida Warner

Social media pulls the inhabitants of this planet ever closer. Look no farther than the fall of dictator-led regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya. The people rallied through Facebook to protest by the thousands, consolidated in their efforts ...

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