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Penry vows GOP fight on bridge, roads bill

By Staff

Democrats eager to drive a multimillion-dollar road-funding bill through the state Senate today can expect a jarring ride from conservative lawmakers, Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry, R-Grand Junction, pledged ahead of the vote. Penry said ...

For sale: One gas drilling rig, slightly used, recently rebuilt

By Staff

It’s not something you see every day on the side of the road with a for-sale sign, but when Scott Nordstrom wanted to sell a drilling rig in Rifle, that’s just where he put it — on the side of the interstate. “We kind ...

Garfield Commission opposes prison closure

By Dennis Webb

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Garfield County commissioners have come out in opposition to a proposal to close the Rifle Correctional Facility. Commissioners acted this week after Rifle city manager John Hier asked if they planned to take a ...

Blotter: February 04, 2009

By Staff

Gun report a mistake • A call to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department by a concerned resident that children were seen holding a gun turned out to be much less serious. After deputies on Monday were dispatched 500 block of ...

Dick Maynard Column February 04, 2009

By Staff

Redefined goals. Life, for those occupying the geezer world, is now at a state where yesterday’s big dreams, being leader of the free world, third baseman for the Cubs or Salma Hayek’s houseboy, are in today’s rearview ...

Panel to motorists: Hang up and drive

By Staff

For avid multitaskers apt to carry on cell-phone conversations while driving, your minutes could be running out. State lawmakers approved a plan from Democratic Boulder representative Claire Levy on Tuesday afternoon after a series of ...

Woman accused of aiding escape says she’s victim of felon husband

By Amy Hamilton

A woman accused of driving a getaway car that helped her husband, a convicted felon, escape from the Mesa County Jail during a jailbreak last fall called herself a victim during her first court appearance Tuesday. “I’m also the ...

Man dies a week after being stabbed

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A man who died Tuesday at his Pear Park home was stabbed in a fight with another man last week, and authorities are investigating whether one is related to the other. Douglas Bennett, 32, died days after he was released from St. Mary’s ...


After inheriting ‘a mess,’ shelter’s staff and board turn things around

By Amy Hamilton

It seemed Ralf, a skittish blue heeler, would never be adopted. Months went by and a nonstop parade of potential dog owners chose to take home friendlier dogs from the Roice-Hurst Humane Society. After the poor thing was found abandoned in ...

Budget cuts mean district forced to trim

By Staff

District 51 officials are looking for areas to shave $2.3 million from the district’s 2009–10 budget in the wake of proposed cuts to K–12 education that were released last week by Gov. Bill Ritter. The largest hit will come ...

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