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Buescher to practice law at attorney general’s office

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Former Secretary of State Bernie Buescher is going to be a lawyer again. The Grand Junction resident and former Democratic state legislator for House District 55 announced Tuesday he accepted a job with Republican Attorney ...

Tourism bill would allow counties to cooperate

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Montrose resident Richard Harding hopes a bill that cleared its first hurdle in a House committee Tuesday will lead to the creation of a new panel that would help six Western Slope counties boost tourism. The measure, House ...

Rifle teen first juvenile flu death in Colorado this season

By Dennis Webb

A Rifle High School junior and athlete is the first person in Colorado to die of the flu this flu season. Austin Booth, 17, died Monday morning. He had been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction last week. Booth was a ...

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Round stone found on Grand Mesa likely is weaponry from Spanish era

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The history of a carefully rounded stone that lay for centuries just beneath the surface of the volcanic debris on the south slope of Grand Mesa is beginning to come to light. The stone, which was discovered last year by a Mesa State College ...

Tipton focuses on repeal of health care law

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The health care law passed last year fell short of its hopes, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., said Tuesday in his first speech from the House floor. New legislation aimed at repealing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 ...

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Man who tangled with police dog is guilty

By Paul Shockley

A man with a lengthy criminal past who tried to drown a police dog will avoid a life term in prison under a plea agreement struck Tuesday. Richard Stieb, 39,  Grand Junction, in a last-minute deal pleaded guilty to four felonies, ...

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City favored its own in bid

By Amy Hamilton

Comments and scoring methods compiled during a bid process for a food-and-beverage contract for two Grand Junction-owned golf courses demonstrate favoritism toward a city-based proposal. Some comments show that evaluators considered jobs of ...

Bennet in town today to visit 2 schools

By Staff

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., will visit two Grand Valley elementary schools today as he tours the state discussing education. Bennet is a former superintendent of Denver Public Schools and was identified by Time magazine as a top education ...

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Learning experience: Challenges have helped Brightman grow at Mesa

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For many student-athletes, choosing a major is one of the toughest decisions to make. That was the easy part for Mesa State College wrestler Kyle Brightman. “When I graduated from high school, I declared a major,” he said. ...

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Two distinctive wins: Fruita boys run past Demons; girls rally in second half for victory

By Patrick Bahr

The Fruita Monument High School boys basketball team didn’t miss a beat. The Wildcats (7-6, 1-0 Southwestern League) followed their 24-point win against Grand Junction last Friday night with a 72-54 win Tuesday over Glenwood ...

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