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Egg scare drives sales for smaller producers

By Amy Hamilton

An outbreak of salmonella from eggs that has sickened more than 2,000 Americans and spread to at least 22 states has some local hobby chicken farmers clucking about the benefits of locally grown food. “We know our eggs come from the ...

Duane “Dog” Chapman

‘Dog’ crew meets cops in traffic stop

By Paul Shockley

A sport utility vehicle with the entourage of television bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman was pulled over by a Grand Junction police officer Tuesday night before the driver was let go with a warning, police said Wednesday. Grand ...

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Mesa County OKs natural gas facility

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Despite objections from neighbors, Mesa County commissioners unanimously approved a conditional-use permit Tuesday for the construction and operation of a natural-gas-treatment facility in extreme northeastern Mesa County. The permit allows ...

Garfield County sheriff seeking to bar questions about relationship in lawsuit

By Dennis Webb

Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario is asking a judge not to force him to answer questions about his romantic relationship with an employee as part of a lawsuit brought by a former employee. Also, an attorney for former Garfield County jail ...

Palisade OKs medical pot-growing permit

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The owners of a Palisade medical marijuana dispensary will be able to grow and store cannabis in a room adjacent to their retail shop under the terms of a conditional-use permit approved Tuesday night by the Palisade Town Board. Town trustees ...

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Citywide sales taxes creep up versus previous month

By Amy Hamilton

Citywide sales tax collected in June is following a slow but steady, month-by-month, increasing trend since revenue bottomed out early this year. Collections were at $4.1 million for June, which was recorded as the July 2010 amount. ...

Proposed payday loan rule ‘absurd,’ says Ritter’s attorney

By Charles Ashby

Proposed new rules for payday lending companies are being attacked by the industry as well as people who want to see stricter regulations. Gov. Bill Ritter’s chief legal counsel, Craig Welling, called one of the rules ...

Police Blotter, Aug. 26, 2010

By Staff

Six warrants outstanding A suspect stopped for speeding Tuesday near Glenwood Springs ended up in jail for having six outstanding warrants from several Front Range law enforcement agencies. A Garfield County Sheriff’s Department deputy ...

ANTON Joshua

Judge rejects plea deal in shooting of five

By Paul Shockley

District Judge Brian Flynn rejected a plea agreement Wednesday in the case of a man charged with shooting five people, saying attorneys crafted a deal that’s too soft. “The terms of the plea agreement do not allow the court to ...

Duffy pitches shutout file

Circle of change: With pitching rubber moved back, coaches expect an increase in offense

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Mikayla Duffy can’t rely on zipping a fastball by hitters anymore. The Central High School senior pitcher will need to mix it up more this softball season, with the pitching rubber moving back three feet to 43 feet from home ...

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