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Secular group’s billboard defaced

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A billboard expressing a national foundation’s dissatisfaction with Grand Junction City Council members and Mesa County commissioners praying at the beginning of their meetings has been defaced. The billboard, which has been up on North ...

The re-election option

By Staff

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Monday that health care legislation headed to the Senate floor will include a so-called public option for health insurance, it drew praise from groups and individuals on the far left. What it ...

Fewer houses haunted: Some usual places for fun vanish this Halloween

By Emily Shockley

Fewer haunts are hosting frights this Halloween in Grand Junction. There appear to be just three this year — the Trail of Terror haunted house at 601 Pitkin Ave., and the Haunted Acres indoor and outdoor haunted walk at 2465 I ...

Planning board upholds permit for bed and breakfast

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The Grand Junction Planning Commission on Tuesday night upheld an approval of a bed and breakfast in the Seventh Street Historic Residential District, but there’s no indication that what’s proven to be a bitter land-use fight will ...

Longer drilling permits a possibility

By Dennis Webb

State oil and gas regulators will formally consider an industry request that oil and gas drilling permits be made valid for two years instead of one. However, Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission staff have recommended against ...

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BLM offers parcels near canyons

By Dennis Webb

The Bureau of Land Management is offering hundreds of acres next to McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area for oil and gas development, and is considering whether to lease thousands of acres in the same vicinity. The agency’s ...


Intense scene expected for state cross country

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State championships in any sport can be a high intensity scene. That might be best exemplified at the Class 5A-2A cross country state championships this Saturday at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins. “You see all these ...

Money pours in to GOP campaigns

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Josh Penry made the most of his Grand Junction hometown connections and Scott McInnis did the same with contacts he made around western Colorado, according to filings with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Penry and McInnis, ...

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 ...

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