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Mesa seniors determined to go out winners

By Allen Gemaehlich

They’ve been through a lot in their four years at Mesa State and they’ll take a lot from their experience. Mesa State College seniors Kira Brannan, Kaitlin Bennett, Brenna Rice, Jami Simpson and Sherilyn Stoffel have been through ...

Ritter holds $37.4M in revenue for emergency

By Dennis Webb

Gov. Bill Ritter will hold back $37.4 million in distributions of severance tax grant funds to communities impacted by energy development in case he needs the money to help balance the state budget. That amount includes $25 million that ...

Majority of members of city council say they would accept less

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Confronted with a budget that has been deflated by the city’s biggest revenue drop in 25 years, all regular full-time and part-time Grand Junction city employees will take a 3 percent pay cut next year. The salary reduction, which will ...

Death Notices, Oct. 29, 2009

By Staff

Donald L. Drake, 71,  Grand Junction, died Oct. 27, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Snell-McLean Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at General Assembly Church of the First Born in Grand ...

State grand jury indicts local fraud suspect

By Paul Shockley

A man arrested earlier this year in Mesa County is accused of being part of a national check fraud ring that defrauded businesses in at least 10 western Colorado cities, including Grand Junction, according to a state grand jury ...

Grand Junction bank robbery suspect arrested after Vegas heist

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A Grand Junction man is facing federal charges in connection with a bank robbery on the Redlands last summer. Douglas James, 25, remains in federal custody in Las Vegas, Nev., where he was arrested on suspicion of robbing a bank there Aug. ...

Briefs, Oct. 29, 2009

By Staff

U.S. 6 access plan meeting today A meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today about an access plan for U.S. Highway 6 west of Grand Junction and Colorado Highway 139. The meeting will be at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 570 Raptor Road in ...

Mesa brings back Hall of Honor with 4 new members

By Allen Gemaehlich

For the first time in four years, the Mesa State Hall of Honor will welcome a new class of inductees. Former coaches Jack Perrin and Doug Schakel and former student-athletes Tracy Bennett and Pam Glenn Hager will be in the 2010 Hall of Honor ...

Police Blotter, Oct. 29, 2009

By Staff

Tips sought on break-in The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department needs help finding whoever caused $30,000 in damage to Murdoch’s Ranch & Homes Supply store Oct. 23 or Oct. 24. Clothing and tools also were stolen from ...

Higher education hit again in new budget

By Emily Shockley

A new round of state budget adjustments will punch higher education the hardest, but it won’t leave a bruise this year. The $286.2 million plan Gov. Bill Ritter, a Democrat, presented to the Joint Budget Committee on Wednesday draws 54 ...

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