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Former GOP gov hopeful looks inward in new book

By Staff

Former Congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez said after he watched his party incur losses in the 2006 and 2008 elections — including his own — he started to search his party’s soul for answers. ...

Death Notices: January 25, 2009

By Staff

•  Loretta Alexander, 68,  Grand Junction, died at her home on Jan. 23, 2009. Services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Martin Mortuary Chapel. Survivors include her husband, William; two daughters, Tammy Burbridge of ...

French firm expands oil research into Colorado

By Dennis Webb

When French energy giant Total recently signed on to a U.S. oil shale project, it became just one more element in the company’s global effort to pursue shale and other unconventional fuel projects. Total announced earlier this month it ...

Blotter: January 25, 2009

By Staff

Man accused of murder • A second suspect was arrested Friday in the December murder of a homeless man in Grand Junction, according to the Grand Junction Police Department. Arthur Pierre Boyer, 45, was arrested at 1251 Bookcliff ...

LS: Bruce Cameron Column January 25, 2009

By Staff

I’ve decided to donate my body to science, as long as they’ll come pick it up this afternoon. A couple of weeks ago, I experienced what medical experts commonly refer to as The Most Awful Pain a Human Being Has Ever Suffered in ...

LS: Art of Quilting Column January 25, 2009

By Sherida Warner

Quilter Susan Walen of Bethesda, Md., calls herself an Obama-mama. Before the election, she stitched a pictorial quilt titled “Dear Mr. Obama ...” It contains an image of Barack Obama looking out the panes of a window as if ...

You Said It Column January 25, 2009

By Staff

• The city has instituted a hiring freeze. That’s a good start. Now they should enact a wage freeze for several years. That way they will know what the rest of us are going through. And with the money saved they can pay for the new ...


Patrons check out new library digs

By Staff

With a “Shhhhh,” Eve Tallman, director of the Mesa County Public Library District, silenced the crowd of noisy library patrons Saturday morning at the open house of the new Orchard Mesa Library. “This is the first official ...

Bill targets pedophiles who use calls, texts to lure kids

By Amy Hamilton

Pedophiles trolling the Internet seeking sex with minors have become a savvier bunch, using the Web to make initial contact with children and using phone calls and text messaging to engage in sexual communications or to schedule meetings, ...

With numbers rising, Blue Dogs aim for bigger bite

By Staff

As Congress considers President Obama’s legislative agenda, a growing number of moderate and conservative Democrats working in the U.S. Capitol plan to drive policy discussions. Nowhere is this power shift within the Democratic Party ...

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