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033011 City voting results

Voter turnout for city election may surpass record set in 2001

By Amy Hamilton

Voter turnout for Grand Junction’s municipal election is steadily nearing a record set a decade ago. As of Thursday, 41.2 percent, or 10,092 registered voters, had cast ballots, according to the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s ...

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Man accused in baby’s death is ex-con

By Paul Shockley

A Clifton man jailed in the Oxycodone overdose death of his infant daughter will be prosecuted as a habitual criminal, District Attorney Pete Hautzinger told a judge Thursday. Manuel Angel Rivera, 30, 3233 White Ave., Unit 4, faces a ...

Merger of wildlife, parks passes Senate panel

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — A plan to merge the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation had little trouble clearing a Senate committee Thursday. The measure, proposed by Gov. John Hickenlooper, is designed to ...

Payday loan bill wins House approval

By Charles Ashby

DENVER — Payday lenders would be able to keep more of the money they charge for short-term loans under a bill that won approval Thursday in the Colorado House. Democrats opposed to the measure said it reverses sweeping changes approved ...

Bridge graffiti draws action at diving site

By Paul Shockley

While secretive FBI dives in the Colorado River left more questions than answers, Orchard Mesa residents reaped unplanned benefits. Thanks apparently to City Manager Laurie Kadrich. Working with a referral from the Grand Junction Police ...

Udall wants transparency in global energy trade

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The sharp rise in the price of gasoline demands that the Obama administration do more to ensure market transparency, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Thursday. Gasoline prices spiked by 45 cents per gallon in the past two months, to an ...

Blotter, April 1, 2011

By Staff

Dive search suspended A search of the Colorado River by FBI divers ended Thursday night as it started on Monday: with little official comment. Grand Junction Police Cmdr. Mike Nordine said the seven Washington, D.C.-based divers are ...

Death Notices, April 1, 2001

By Staff

Russel Floyd Brady, 84, Cedaredge, died March 29, 2011, in Eckert. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Valley Lawn Funeral Home in Montrose. Private inurnment will be Monday at Cedaredge Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Bettie; one ...

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Mesa State’s Montrose campus growing, may remodel

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The Mesa State College building at 234 S. Cascade Ave. in Montrose hasn’t changed much since Laretha Palmer’s daughter attended school there. That’s a little strange for some students, considering Palmer’s daughter ...

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Did Wild Bunch rob Parachute train or were authorities fooled?

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On June 7, 1904, a train robbery gone bad might have brought down Kid Curry, one of the most-wanted members of the Wild Bunch gang — and then again, maybe not. The Wild Bunch was immortalized in the 1969 film “Butch Cassidy and ...

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