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County sales tax plummeting

By Staff

Sales tax revenue has taken a dramatic dive in Mesa County. The first quarter this year is down 8.2 percent, compared to the first quarter of last year, a drop of $692,919. Each month the numbers turn more toward the negative, forcing the ...

Blotter; April 15, 2009

By Staff

Sales of fake IDs alleged • An Avon man was arrested on suspicion of making and selling fake U.S. immigration and Social Security cards to an undercover detective, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department announced ...

Senator Bennet: Natural gas key to U.S. energy plan

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A sustainable energy future for the United States will include natural gas — “the cleanest fossil fuel that we have,” U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet told a Glenwood Springs audience Tuesday. Speaking at a ...

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Man accused of repeated sex assaults on teen girl

By Paul Shockley

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger on Tuesday said a man accused of sexually assaulting a girl three times within weeks will be charged as a habitual criminal. Jeffrey Jay Jansen, 45, of Grand Junction was ordered by County Court Judge Bruce ...


Accused madam’s attorney seeks records

By Paul Shockley

Nearing five months since his client’s arrest, an attorney for a woman accused of operating a local prostitution business says he’s still trying to get access to police-held paperwork in the case. Stephen Laiche, who represents ...

State to delay oil and gas rules for two months

By Dennis Webb

State regulators Tuesday agreed to a two-month extension for implementation of new oil and gas rules on federal land, allowing more time to seek an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management on the matter. The Colorado Oil and Gas ...

Man’s wild ride ends in trip to county jail

By Staff

Police said they found a drunken kidnapper when they responded to reports Tuesday morning about an angry driver who was chasing women for miles on the road and yelling at them. Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday the Grand Junction Police Department was ...

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Some recent nursing grads are finding it more difficult to find jobs than was promised during school

By Amy Hamilton

Throughout the last 2 1/2 years of nursing school at Mesa State College, students became accustomed to the mantra: Not only would they immediately find work, they’d be able to pick out their dream jobs. Since graduating in December with ...

Pinnacol plan takes next step through House

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A plan to take $500 million from a workers’ compensation-insurance company to balance the state budget is cruising through the state House after gaining approval in the Senate. The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday passed ...

Elderly driver hits child, then leaves scene

By Staff

A 4-year-old boy was struck by a car around 2:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Colorado Avenue, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. The child received “relatively minor injuries,” said Kate Porras, spokeswoman ...

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